Daily Archives: 09/08/2021

Pakistan: Lawyers demand action on Quetta bombing commission report


Ahsan Bhoon demands action on Quetta bombing commission report

Quetta Bar Association and lawyers from other parts of country held  a condolence reference in memory of martyrs of the August 8 Quetta attack. Asma Jahangir’s Independent Group presidential candidate Ahsan Bhoon paid rich tributes to lawyers who were martyred on August 8, 2016. He expressed his serious concern over  non-implementation of commission report on the Quetta bombing and all promises made by the provincial government to the families of the slain lawyers.

Ahsan demanded the government to immediate implement the commission report on Quetta carnage that deprived Balochistan of senior lawyers. SCBA President Ahsan Bhoon said that August 8 Quetta carnage was against the sovereignty of the country and lawyers community. He said that the carnage had deprived  Balochistan of senior lawyers, creating a gap that could not be filled up for a long time. While addressing the lawyers, Ahsan Bhoon said, “we have a comprehensive plan for the welfare of Balochistan lawyers and we will try our best that the lawyers who belong to  Balochistan province should be given all facilities and sources that were provided to the lawyers of other provinces.” He assured that black coats from Balochistan would be given priority to become lawyers in the Supreme Court of Pakistan. Bhoon said that Asma Jahangir Group believes in prosperity and welfare of lawyers and there should be effective representation of Balochistan lawyers in judiciary. 





Navalny lawyer Lyubov Sobol leaves Russia — reports


Lyubov Sobol addressses media outside court beforre her sentencing

Various media outlets in Russia are reporting Navalny lawyer Lyubov Sobol left Russia just days before she was to be placed under travel restrictions.

Multiple media outlets were reporting on Sunday that opposition figure Lyubov Sobol left Russia for Turkey on Saturday evening, just days ahead of parole-like restrictions coming into force.

Pro-government outlets such as RT and REN TV and news agency Interfax carried the reports. The chief editor of the opposition-friendly Ekho Moskvy also said she left the country.

Sobol, 33, is among the most prominent of opposition figures connected to the imprisoned Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny. She worked as a lawyer for his Anti-Corruption Foundation, which was formally banned in June after being outlawed and labeled “extremist” by the Russian authorities.

Sobol was sentenced to one and a half years of parole-like conditions for attending a January 23 opposition rally in Moscow which the authorities say violated COVID-19 restrictions.

She faced the possibility of not leaving her home at night between the hours of 10pm and 6am, the inability to change her residence without notice, attend mass or other events, and travel outside Moscow and the Moscow region without informing the authorities and obtaining permission.

The lawyer said the case and the charges leveled against her were politically motivated.

Navalny’s aides under pressure as election looms

As one of the most well-known in Navalny’s circle, Sobol was also one of the few among his allies who had not yet left Russia out of fear of prosecution.

After she received a suspended sentence that put great restrictions on her freedom but had yet to come into effect this month, she told Ekho Moskvy, “Essentially, you can interpret this as the possibility of leaving the country.”






https://www.mk.ru/politics/2021/08/08/lyubov-sobol-obyavila-o-razvode.html (RUSSIAN)