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Spain/Day of the Endangered Lawyer: 42 aniversario Abogados de Atocha (Madrid)

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(Fundación Abogados de Atocha Facebook, 06/01/19)

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http://dayoftheendangeredlawyer.eu/backgrounds/ (ENGLISH)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1977_Massacre_of_Atocha (ENGLISH)

https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massacre_d%27Atocha_de_1977 (FRANCAIS)

https://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matan%C3%A7a_de_Atocha_de_1977 (PORTUGUES)


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La Fundación Jesús Pereda junto a CCOO de Zamora y de Palencia mantienen viva la “Memoria de Atocha”, el asesinato hace ya 42 años de cinco abogados laboralistas de CCOO y del PCE por parte de un grupo de pistoleros de extrema derecha.
Una conversación con Alejandro Ruiz-Huerta, uno de las cuatro personas supervivientes, recuperará el significado de aquellos hechos dramáticos y ofrecerá una mirada sindical al presente y hacia el futuro.
Será en Zamora el 28 de enero a las 11h00 y en Palencia ese mismo día a las 19h00, en las respectivas sedes de CCOO.

(Fundación Jesús Pereda de CCOO CyL Facebook, 22/01/19)

Spain/Brazil: This is Carlos García Juliá, sentenced for the killing of Atocha to 193 years in prison

Así es Carlos García Juliá, condenado por la matanza de Atocha a 193 años de cárcel

Carlos García Juliá he fired six shots with his Star Super model to which he had placed a 9 Parabellum cannon. The shooting of this young man whom the parish priest of San Ginés defined in the summary pages of the Atocha case as “normal, jovial, affectionate and well connected with the serious and honorable youth of the neighborhood, with exemplary religious and moral life”. they caused the death, according to the opinion of the autopsy and the ballistic analysis, of Javier Sauquillo and Serafín Holgado “. This was how the journalist José Martí Gómez described in the pages of La Vanguardia on September 20, 1984, one of the authors of the killing of Atocha of January 24, 1977, which has now been arrested in Brazil after fleeing Spain, using different identities to outwit the Spanish justice.

About García Juliá, who was 24 years old when he shot to kill in the law office of Atocha street in Madrid, weighed an arrest warrant by the National Court since he got a prison permit in 1992. Then, he decided to leave Spain and he lost track until he was arrested in Bolivia for drug trafficking. But he managed to escape from prison and the track was already lost.

This is how the Atocha events occurred chronologically:

– After 10 and a half at night, three right-wing gunmen enter face uncovered in a labor law firm located at number 55 in the Madrid street of Atocha. Apparently, they were looking for the person in charge of the then illegal transport union of Comisiones Obreras (CCOO), Joaquín Navarro, who had left the office a short time before.

When they did not find him, they decided to kill those who were there at that moment. Five people are killed. They started firing at the administrative Angel Rodriguez Leal, who died on the spot, and then gathered and strafed the other eight people who were on the floor – seven lawyers and a law student – all linked to the Communist Party and CCOO. Luis Javier Benavides and Enrique Valdevira died on the spot, while Francisco Javier Sauquillo and student Serafin Holgado died hours later at the hospital. Four people were seriously injured, but managed to survive: Dolores (Lola) González Ruiz – married to Sauquillo – Miguel Sarabia, Alejandro Ruiz-Huerta and Luis Ramos Pardo.

– March 12, 1977.-The perpetrators of the attack are arrested: Carlos García Juliá, José Fernández Cerrá and Fernando Lerdo de Tejada, members of the self-proclaimed Comando Hugo Sosa, linked to the Anticommunist Apostolic Alliance; as well as the then provincial secretary of the vertical transport union of Madrid, Francisco Albalejo. But there are four others involved more.




https://www.vilaweb.cat/noticies/lextrema-dreta-parapolicial-de-la-transicio-embrio-del-terrorisme-destat/ (ESPANOL)

https://www.facebook.com/abogadosatocha/ (ESPANOL)

https://actualitatpenal.cat/es/2018/12/06/flash-detienen-en-brasil-a-carlos-garcia-julia-condenado-a-193-anos-por-la-matanza-de-abogados-de-atocha-en-1977/ (CATALAN)

https://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matan%C3%A7a_de_Atocha_de_1977 (PORTUGUES)

https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massacre_d%27Atocha_de_1977 (FRANCAIS)


Spain/Brazil: ATOCHA KILLER: Spanish terrorist, responsible for the Atocha Massacre, to be extradited after 24 years on the run

December 21, 2018

THE National High Court in Madrid has formally requested the extradition of Carlos Garcia Julia, one of the Atocha killers.

Neo-fascist Garcia Julia received a 193-year prison sentence which he served in Castilla y Leon for his part in slaughtering five lawyers and seriously injuring three others in their offices in January 1977.

In September 1991 he was allowed out on probation and three months later given permission to leave the country to work in Asuncion (Paraguay) on condition that he reported each month to the Spanish embassy.

Garcia Julia failed to comply and when the Spanish authorities learned of his arrest in Bolivia in 1996 on drugs charges, the courts revoked probation and requested his extradition.

By this time he had disappeared again after being granted a temporary release from the Bolivia gaol, finally surfacing in Brazil via Chile, Argentina and Venezuela.

An Interpol detention order finally got results and Garcia Julia, by then working as an Uber driver and known as Genaro Antonio Materan, was taken into custody.

Once extradited and having broken probation, he must now serve the remaining 3,855 days of his sentence.




https://www.lavanguardia.com/politica/20181218/453636484757/audiencia-nacional-extradicion-carlos-garcia-julia-condenado-matanza-atocha-brasil-detenido.html (ESPANOL)

https://confilegal.com/20181219-la-audiencia-nacional-pide-la-extradicion-del-asesino-de-atocha-garcia-julia/ (ESPANOL)

https://www.20minutos.es/noticia/3519624/0/audiencia-nacional-extradicion-garcia-julia-condenado-matanza-atocha-detenido-brasil/ (ESPANOL)

https://www.elconfidencial.com/espana/2018-12-18/matanza-atocha-carlos-garcia-julia-extradicion_1714482/ (ESPANOL)

https://jovempan.uol.com.br/programas/jornal-da-manha/espanha-pede-extradicao-de-ultradireitista-responsavel-por-atentado-julia-esta-preso-em-sp.html (PORTUGUES)

https://internacional.estadao.com.br/noticias/geral,justica-da-espanha-pede-ao-brasil-extradicao-de-terrorista-do-massacre-de-atocha,70002650671 (PORTUGUES)

https://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matan%C3%A7a_de_Atocha_de_1977 (PORTUGUES)

https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massacre_d%27Atocha_de_1977 (FRANCAIS)


Spain/Brazil: Spain starts Brazil extradition bid for gunman in 1977 attack

December 11, 2018

Spain starts Brazil extradition bid for gunman in 1977 attack

(Carlos Garcia Julia pictured in 1977 and the memorial to the attack outside the lawyers office in Calle Atocha. Photo: Wikimedia CC)

Spanish prosecutors on Monday demanded the extradition of a Spanish man convicted over the 1977 killing of five leftists in Madrid, after his arrest in Brazil last week.

Prosecutors at Madrid’s High Court want to ask Brazil to extradite Carlos Garcia Julia, who was detained in Sao Paulo, Brazil’s biggest city, on December 5th.

But their request still has to be approved by Spain’s High Court and then by the Spanish government.

Garcia Julia was among a group of gunmen linked to a far-right organisation who, on January 24, 1977, attacked a law firm working for labour unions.

They killed four Communist lawyers and an administrative staff member in the attack, on Madrid’s central Calle Atocha. Garcia Julia was among those convicted in 1980 of the killings.

In 1991, a judge granted Garcia Julia parole and allowed him to move to Paraguay but he disappeared shortly after.

He is believed to have moved around Latin America before finally settling in Brazil where he was reportedly working as an Uber driver using a fake name.






https://www.lavanguardia.com/politica/20181210/453480217266/fiscalia-extradicion-matanza-atocha-carlos-garcia-julia.html (ESPANOL)

https://www.lavanguardia.com/politica/20181208/453417223341/carlos-garcia-julia-matanza-de-atocha-policia-nacional-audiencia-nacional-brasil-detenido.html (ESPANOL)

https://www.abc.es/espana/abci-detenido-brasil-garcia-julia-autores-matanza-abogados-atocha-201812061956_noticia.html (ESPANOL)

https://www.elespanol.com/espana/politica/20181206/detenido-brasil-carlos-garcia-julia-material-atocha/358715051_0.html (ESPANOL)

http://www.rtve.es/alacarta/videos/telediario/detenido-brasil-carlos-garcia-julia-uno-autores-matanza-atocha/4876676/ (ESPANOL)

https://brasil.elpais.com/brasil/2018/12/06/internacional/1544121325_227433.html (PORTUGUES)

https://internacional.estadao.com.br/noticias/geral,condenado-na-matanca-de-atocha-na-espanha-carlos-garcia-julia-e-preso-no-brasil,70002636076 (PORTUGUES)

https://politica.estadao.com.br/blogs/fausto-macedo/terrorista-do-massacre-de-atocha-sera-extraditado-para-a-espanha/ (PORTUGUES)

https://noticias.uol.com.br/ultimas-noticias/efe/2018/12/10/promotoria-quer-que-espanha-peca-ao-brasil-extradicao-de-carlos-garcia-julia.htm (PORTUGUES)


Argentina/Brazil/Paraguay: Advogada de megatraficantes brasileiros é assassinada no Paraguai


Laura Marcela Casuso foi atingida por disparos de pistola 9mm. Lista de clientes da vítima incluía Jarvis Pavão e Marcelo Piloto, criminosos com grande influência na área de fronteira

A advogada argentina Laura Marcela Casuso, de 54 anos, que defendia o narcotraficante brasileiro Jarvis Chimenes Pavão, foi assassinada a tiros, na noite desta segunda-feira, 12, em Pedro Juan Caballero, na fronteira do Paraguai com o Brasil. Conforme a polícia paraguaia, a morte está relacionada com a guerra entre facções brasileiras para o controle do tráfico na região.

Laura atuava também na defesa do traficante Marcelo Fernando Pinheiro Veiga, o ‘Marcelo Piloto’, ligado à facção carioca Comando Vermelho e preso no Paraguai desde dezembro de 2017.

A advogada foi atingida por oito disparos de pistola 9 mm quando saía de uma reunião, no centro da cidade, para atender a um telefonema. Ela foi emboscada quando se preparava para embarcar em seu SUV Range Rover, com placa brasileira do município paulista de Santana de Parnaíba.

Laura chegou a ser levada para um hospital, passou por uma cirurgia, mas não resistiu. Conforme o secretário de Segurança Pública de Pedro Juan Caballero, Teófilo Giménez, a suspeita é de que os assassinos sejam brasileiros. O crime aconteceu a 400 metros da linha de fronteira e os atiradores estavam a bordo de uma Toyota Hillux que teria sido furtada no Brasil.

Uma das hipóteses é de que a advogada tenha sido morta a mando de um de seus clientes.




http://batimes.com.ar/news/latin-america/argentine-lawyer-who-represented-alleged-brazilian-narcos-murdered-in-paraguay.phtml (ENGLISH)

https://tn.com.ar/internacional/quien-era-laura-casuso-la-abogada-argentina-que-defendia-capos-brasilenos-narcos-en-paraguay_915608 (ESPANOL)

https://www.cronica.com.ar/mundo/El-perfil-de-la-abogada-ejecutada-por-defender-narcos-20181113-0051.html (ESPANOL)

https://www.infobae.com/sociedad/policiales/2018/11/13/dios-me-cuida-la-historia-de-la-abogada-argentina-que-defendia-a-uno-de-los-capos-mas-pesados-de-america-latina-y-fue-acribillada-en-paraguay/ (ESPANOL)

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(L’Observatoire des Avocats Facebook 14/11/18)

Brazil: Homem mata advogada e marido dela após perder ação judicial no litoral


Suspeito está foragido; em 2018, ao menos cinco defensores foram mortos em razão do exercício profissional

Marleni Fantinel Ataíde Reis

A advogada Marleni Fantinel Ataíde Reis, de 68 anos, e seu marido, Marcio Ataíde Reis, de 46, foram assassinados a tiros e facadas, na noite de sábado, 3, quando passavam o fim de semana em Peruíbe, no litoral sul de São Paulo. O suspeito do crime, segundo a Polícia Civil, estava inconformado por ter perdido uma ação judicial em que Marleni atuou como advogada da parte contrária. Neste ano, ao menos cinco advogados foram assassinados no Estado, quase sempre em razão do exercício da profissão.

Marleni e o marido moravam em Santos, mas costumavam passar fins de semana na chácara, na Estrada Armando Cunha, em Peruíbe. O imóvel foi invadido pelo suspeito que, armado de espingarda, atirou nas costas de Marcio. A advogada tentou fugir, mas foi alcançada pelo agressor, que a atingiu com várias facadas. Vizinhos chamaram a polícia. A advogada foi levada com vida à Unidade de Pronto-Atendimento (UPA) de Peruíbe e chegou a ser transferida para o Hospital Regional de Itanhaém, na mesma região, porém, não resistiu. Antes de morrer, ela contou aos policiais quem era o autor dos crimes.

O suspeito, Antonio Ferreira Silva, de 61 anos, teve a prisão decretada, mas está foragido. Conforme a Polícia Civil, em agosto de 2011, a filha da advogada, Virgínia Conceição Fantinel Dias, vendeu um Fusca ano 1983 para Antonio, mas ele não transferiu o veículo para o seu nome. A vendedora passou a receber as multas de trânsito sofridas pelo homem e, sem acordo, entrou com ação na Justiça, tendo como advogada a própria mãe. Em junho, o juiz Alexandre das Neves condenou Silva a pagar R$ 2 mil a Virgínia por danos morais e a regularizar a documentação do carro, sob pena de multa diária de R$ 100. Conforme o relato da filha, ela e sua mãe passaram a receber ameaças de Silva.

A Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil (OAB) em Santos classificou o assassinato da filiada como uma afronta a toda a advocacia.







N.B.: At least five lawyers have been murdered so far this year in the state of São Paulo.

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72 meurtres d’avocats au Brésil.

Selon un rapport établi en 2018 par l’Ordre des avocats du Brésil (OAB), qui n’a toujours pas été rendu public, depuis 2016, il y a eu 72 meurtres d’avocats au Brésil. Parmi ceux-ci, 45 ont été identifiés officiellement comme directement liés à l’exercice de leur profession.
Cássio Telles, le président actuel de la Commission nationale pour la défense des prérogatives et la valorisation de la profession d’avocat, qui a été responsable du groupe de travail. “Ces chiffres sont absolument incroyables et alarmants”, a-t-il averti…il y a une escalade perceptible de la violence à l’encontre des avocats.

En 2018,19 avocats ont été tués au Brésil dont 4 au mois de juin et 6 au mois de juillet.

Parmi eux les femmes ont payé un lourd tribut.

3 novembre 2018
Marleni Fantinel Ataíde Reis
Assassinée, avec son mari, par un adversaire mécontent d’avoir perdu un procès à Peruíbe, sur la côte sud de São Paulo.

(L’Observatoire des Avocats Facebook, 10/11/18)

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Shocking murder of #lawyer Marleni Fantinel Ataíde in #Brasil, which the #CCBE strongly condemns.MichelTemer


(Ccbe Brussels Facebook, 14/11/18)

Brazil: ‘Our State Is Racist, But If I Call It Out, I’m Whining’, Says Attorney Handcuffed During Hearing

September 13, 2018

Lawyer Valéria dos Santos was handcuffed for arguing with a magistrate in a court hearing

Attorney Valeria Lucia dos Santos, 48, was handcuffed during a hearing on Monday, in Duque de Caixas' court

Lawyer Valéria Lucia dos Santos, 48, was handcuffed by policemen on Monday (10th) during a court hearing in Duque de Caxias, in the state of Rio de Janeiro.

Valéria and the magistrate started an argument because the lawyer asked to examine the defense’s petition. The magistrate denied the request and called the police.

People present in the hearing recorded videos, but they don’t give a complete picture of the discussion. The Brazilian Bar Association (OAB) said that Valéria was “absolutely correct” and the act was a severe violation of her rights. The Rio de Janeiro Court of Justice issued a statement saying that the magistrate asked for police reinforcements “in order to contain an attorney who was refusing to follow the magistrate’s directions.”

Valéria says she has felt prejudice at work and she doesn’t feel represented in the legal system. However, she avoids associating her case with racism.

OAB’s Rio de Janeiro chapter said it will sue the policemen and the magistrate. At the association’s request, the initial audience was annulled and reschedule for the 18th, when it will be presided by a judge – in Brazil, a magistrate is a lawyer who assist in smaller courts, holding preliminary hearings, but the final decision on a case is from a judge.

Read below what Valéria’s story, as told to Folha:


https://www1.folha.uol.com.br/cotidiano/2018/09/o-estado-e-racista-mas-se-falo-isso-e-mimimi-diz-advogada-algemada-no-rio.shtml (PORTUGUES)

https://epoca.globo.com/valeria-dos-santosadvogada-que-foi-presa-durante-uma-audiencia-apenas-por-querer-exercer-sua-atividade-23065299 (PORTUGUES)

http://www.ihu.unisinos.br/78-noticias/582695-oab-pede-afastamento-de-juiza-que-prendeu-advogada-valeria-lucia-dos-santos (PORTUGUES)

https://www.aasp.org.br/em-pauta/nota-publica-quanto-ao-desfecho-do-incidente-que-envolveu-advogada-valeria-lucia-dos-santos/ (PORTUGUES)

https://www1.folha.uol.com.br/cotidiano/2018/09/valeria-foi-algemada-em-um-conflito-entre-dois-advogados-afirma-juiz.shtml (PORTUGUES)

https://tudorondonia.com.br/noticias/lamachia-participara-de-desagravo-a-advogada-algemada-por-ordem-de-juiza-leiga,20820.shtml (PORTUGUES)

https://www.redebrasilatual.com.br/cidadania/2018/09/para-feijoo-agressao-advogada-negra-evidencia-vies-autoritario-do-judiciario (PORTUGUES)

https://www.cartamaior.com.br/?/Editoria/Direitos-Humanos/Prerrogativas-da-Advocacia-pra-que-m-/5/41738 (PORTUGUES)

https://www.odiariocarioca.com/noticia-2018-09-14-oab-rj-fara-ato-de-desagravo-a-advogada-algemada-em-jec-de-duque-de-caxias-9628292.carioca.html (PORTUGUES)

https://extra.globo.com/noticias/extra-extra/frente-em-defesa-da-advocacia-vai-homenagear-advogada-algemada-23075628.html (PORTUGUES)

http://politicadesmistificada.blogspot.com/2018/09/coletiva-sobre-o-caso-de-advogada.html (PORTUGUES)

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