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India/Jammu & Kashmir: IOK Bar on strike to support anti-India protests

September 26, 2019

In occupied Kashmir, 1,050 members of lawyers aassociations have gone on strike to support the protest demonstrations against Indian government’s abrogation of Article 370 and arrest of several Bar members.

Among the first arrested after the Indian government’s lockdown in the Kashmir Valley were senior functionaries of the High Court Bar Association, including president, Mian Abdul Qayoom, former president, Nazir Ahmad Ronga, president of bar association of Baramulla district court, advocate Abdul Salam Rather and president of Bar Islamabad district, Fayaz Sodagar under the black law Public Safety Act, which the Amnesty International termed repressive and draconian to stop the voice and peaceful activities of people.

All of them are being held in prisons in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, 1,000km away from Srinagar.

Indian police arrested over 13,000 of Kashmiris including Hurriyet leaders, activists, traders and other several political party leaders in houses and in jails in and outside occupied Kashmir.

Mir Urfi, a young female lawyer, said in Srinagar the authorities and Indian government had no valid grounds to arrest Main Qayoom, president of the bar association.

“In grounds of arrest, the police wrote: ‘We apprehend that you (referring to Qayoom) will motivate people to agitate against abrogation of Article 370′,” she said.

Objecting to the arrest of their colleagues, and to support the largest protests in the region against the Indian government’s actions, the 1,050-member lawyers’ association has gone on strike since Aug 5.

https://kmsnews.org/news/2019/09/26/iok-bar-on-strike-to-support-anti-india-protests/

https://www.urdupoint.com/en/pakistan/iok-lawyers-on-strike-to-support-anti-india-p-722048.html

https://indianexpress.com/article/india/two-lawyers-held-under-psa-jk-admin-cites-drastic-ideology-bar-misuse-6029488/

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/09/crackdown-lawyers-shrinks-road-justice-kashmir-190920073101403.html

https://defence.pk/pdf/threads/crackdown-on-lawyers-narrows-road-to-justice-in-kashmir.637097/

Crackdown on lawyers narrows road to justice in Kashmir

European Parliament to debate ‘Kashmir issue’ tomorrow, first time in 11 years

https://www.theparliamentmagazine.eu/articles/opinion/meps-put-spotlight-kashmir

https://nation.com.pk/24-Sep-2019/eu-calls-for-india-pakistan-dialogue-with-involvement-of-kashmiris

Kashmir in geopolitical context

Egypt: Egypt detains more than 1,000 after anti-Sisi protests: NGOs

September 25, 2019

Egyptian authorities have arrested more than 1,000 people, two rights groups said Wednesday, in the wake of rare protests last week calling for the ouster of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

The Egyptian Centre for Freedoms and Rights said 1,003 had been arrested, while the Egyptian Centre for Economic and Social Rights reported the figure of 1,298 detained.

Two prominent academics were also detained on Tuesday, a lawyer and a relative said.

Hazem Hosny, a Cairo University political science professor, was arrested on Tuesday night in front of his home, his lawyer Tarek al-Awadi said on his Facebook account.

French-educated Hosny was a spokesman for former Egyptian military chief of staff Sami Anan, who was detained after he attempted to run against Sisi in presidential elections last year.

The professor has been critical of Sisi on social media in recent days.

Hassan Nafaa, another prominent intellectual who teaches political science at Cairo University, was also detained from his home late Tuesday, family sources told AFP.

The growing list of arrests includes three journalists held for their coverage of the protests and award-winning human rights lawyer Mahienour El-Massry.

Egypt has also come under fire from rights groups for disrupting internet access to the popular app Facebook messenger and news sites such as the BBC.

https://www.france24.com/en/20190925-egypt-detains-more-than-1-000-after-anti-sisi-protests-ngos

https://www.aa.com.tr/en/europe/germany-criticizes-egypts-repression-on-civil-society/1594189

https://en.qantara.de/content/egypt-clamps-down-on-media-outlets-following-protests

https://www.albawaba.com/news/amnesty-international-urges-egypt-stop-crackdown-protesters-1310909

https://www.fidh.org/en/issues/human-rights-defenders/egypt-arbitrary-arrest-of-ms-mahienour-el-massry

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/sep/25/johnson-offers-words-of-praise-to-egypts-leader-despite-repression

Egypt’s Arab Spring Isn’t Over

https://allafrica.com/stories/201909250274.html

https://eeas.europa.eu/delegations/egypt/67839/eu-item-4-statement-egypt-un-human-rights-council-42nd-session_en

https://www.timesofisrael.com/egypt-ngos-say-up-to-1900-detained-after-anti-sissi-protests/

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/sep/26/over-1900-arrested-as-egypt-braces-for-more-protests

https://madamasr.com/en/2019/09/26/feature/politics/biggest-wave-of-arrests-since-sisi-took-office-1909-people-detained/

https://www.facebook.com/freemahienour/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahienour_El-Massry

https://eeas.europa.eu/delegations/egypt/67840/node/67840_ar (ARABIC)

https://information.tv5monde.com/afrique/egypte-plus-de-1000-arrestations-apres-des-manifestations-anti-sissi-ong-323474 (FRANCAIS)

https://www.rferl.org/a/finally-a-defense-of-tajikistan-s-lawyers/30185435.html (FRANCAIS)

https://www.standaard.be/cnt/dmf20190924_04626342 (DEUTSCH)

https://dekanttekening.nl/nieuws/egypte-sluit-prominente-mensenrechtenactiviste-op/ (NEDERLANDS)

https://www.nettavisen.no/nyheter/utenriks/over-1000-pagrepet-i-arrestbolge-egypt/3423851661.html (NORWEGIAN)

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Iran: EU Parliament In Overwhelming Vote Blasts Iran’s Human Rights Record

September 20, 2019

FRANCE – Plenary hall of European parliament in Strasbourg, July 18, 2019

The European Parliament on Thursday, September 19 adopted a resolution condemning the Islamic Republic’s human rights record, calling Tehran to end “suppression of women” in Iran.

The new resolution was endorsed by 608 votes in favor, seven against and 46 abstentions.

While insisting that Iran must stop criminalizing the work of women’s rights defenders, including the work done by those peacefully protesting compulsory hijab, the European Parliament called on the authorities in Iran to abolish this practice.

Furthermore, members of the European Parliament (MEPs) demanded all EU countries with a diplomatic presence in Iran to use all the diplomacy tools in their power to support and protect human rights defenders on the ground.

MEPs also called on the Iranian authorities to immediately release all human rights defenders and journalists detained and sentenced merely for exercising their right to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly.

According to the resolution, at least eight journalists are currently in detention in Iran and that many have been systematically targeted by the authorities through criminal investigations, asset freezes, arbitrary arrest and surveillance, including those working for the BBC Persian service. Furthermore, the MEPs referred to a recent report by Iran Human Rights, noting that in 2018 the second-highest number of people in the world were executed in Iran.

The resolution, adopted by a show of hands, reiterates the European Parliament’s call on the government of Iran to immediately and unconditionally release human rights lawyer and Sakharov Prize Laureate Nasrin Sotoudeh, who has been sentenced to 38 years in prison and 148 lashes by an Islamic Revolutionary court.

Sotoudeh was arrested in 2018 and convicted for her peaceful activities defending women’s right to choose their own dress style. Although there is no written law in Iran for compulsory hijab, the police and courts spend huge resources to force women to use hijab. Resistance against the policy has increased among Iranians in recent years.

In the meantime, the resolution has stressed that all EU-Iranian dual nationals currently behind bars in the Islamic Republic should be immediately and unconditionally freed.

https://en.radiofarda.com/a/eu-parliament-in-overwhelming-vote-blasts-iran-s-human-rights-record/30175321.html

EU Parliament Censures Iran’s Suppression of Women

What Do Iranian Human Rights Activists Want from the West?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nasrin_Sotoudeh

https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nasrin_Sotoudeh (FRANCAIS)

#FreeNasrin

Egypt/UN/EU: Open Letter to EU Member States Ahead of the Universal Periodic Review of Egypt

September 17, 2019

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Your Excellency,

The next Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Egypt’s human rights record is scheduled for 13 November 2019, under the auspices of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. We are writing to strongly urge your government to use this occasion to address the ongoing human rights crisis in Egypt.

Since the last review of Egypt’s record in 2014, human rights violations have increased sharply and the undersigned organisations and our partners have documented unprecedented levels of repression against human rights organisations and human rights defenders. The UPR is an opportunity for States to contribute to reversing these trends and promoting respect for human rights in Egypt.

We urge your government to take part in the UPR process and to make concrete recommendations to the Egyptian authorities to urgently address the following issues:

Immediately and unconditionally release all human rights defenders, civil society activists and all those detained or imprisoned solely for exercising their rights to freedom of expression, assembly and association, including lawyers, journalists, labour rights activists, minority rights activists, and LGBTQI activists. Put a stop to excessive police probation measures and the use of prolonged pre-trial detention to punish dissenters, close Case 173/2011 against Egyptian NGOs and lift arbitrary travel bans on human rights defenders.

https://www.hrw.org/news/2019/09/17/open-letter-eu-member-states-ahead-universal-periodic-review-egypt

https://www.omct.org/monitoring-protection-mechanisms/statements/egypt/2019/09/d25507/

https://www.hrw.org/news/2019/09/17/un-address-egypts-assault-rights

Thailand: The Attorney General ruled not to prosecute Lawyer June for not allowing police to search her car, due to her lack of intention to comply with the order

August 30, 2019

On 27 August 2019, Ms. Sirikan Charoensiri, known as Lawyer June, went to meet the inquiry officer who was responsible for her case at Chanasongkram Police Station, Bangkok, to hear the Attorney General’s order not to prosecute her on an allegation of concealing evidence.  The order was due to the fact that there was no intention to hide any evidence since she only complied to the recommendation from military court officers to keep the belongings of the alleged fellow activists by her side. Furthermore, the police made the request to search her car during the night and without providing any reasonable legal grounds.

For the other charge of not complying with an official order without reasonable grounds or explanation, the responsible prosecutor issued an order to dismiss the case due to be barred by prescription.  As a result, the criminal proceedings against lawyer Ms. Sirikan for two such allegations have been terminated.

Today the representatives from the embassies of Canada, Sweden, Germany, the United States, the European Union, and officials from human rights organizations including Amnesty International (Regional Office) came to observe the proceedings.

Detailed accounts of the final non-prosecution order and the termination of legal proceedings

On 26 July 2019, the office of the Special Prosecutor issued notification document No. 0013.3/1076 to Chanasongkram Police Station giving a final order not to prosecute and to terminate the proceedings against lawyer Sirikan.  In summary, the document provided the following details:

https://www.tlhr2014.com/?p=13569&fbclid=IwAR2axLGo0dJ6hVoAKljha8PXyM4dPEaDt6hge-6MF5rfK9pHF3a8XtcK4ao&lang=en

https://www.frontlinedefenders.org/en/case/judicial-harassment-against-sirikan-charoensiri

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sirikan_Charoensiri

https://www.facebook.com/tlhr2014/

https://www.tlhr2014.com/?p=13465 (THAI)

https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sirikan_Charoensiri (FRANCAIS)

Turkey: Turkey’s provincial bar associations wage unexpected war on Ankara

August 17, 2019

Feyzioğlu

The Turkish Bar Association, said on Saturday that its president Metin Feyzioğlu would attend a ceremony marking the beginning of the judicial year at the Turkish Presidency’s Congress and Culture Centre in Ankara despite provincial bar associations’ calls for a boycott, Artı Gerçek news site reported.

According to Birgun newspaper, so far 41 provincial bar associations, including those in Istanbul, Ankara, and Izmir, announced that they had declined the invitation to attend the event over ethical concerns. Only three associations have accepted participating the ceremony, according to the same newspaper.

In a statement on Friday, the Istanbul Bar Association said it could not accept a choice of venue that conflicted both with the constitution’s 104th article, which deal with the president’s duties in relation to the judiciary, but also with ethical standards outlined in a legal reform package unveiled in May.

The Ankara Bar Association on Saturday said in a written statement that attending an event for the new judicial year at the presidential venue would mean reproducing the political pressure over the judiciary.

The association said the existing circumstances in Turkey had been surpassing both the rule of law and the separation of powers.

Turkish Bar Association, the umbrella organisation of provincial bodies, said in a written statement that Feyzioğlu would attend the event and deliver a speech.

“What our colleagues and nation expect is solve our problems through dialogue. We fully believe that we can solve those problems together by discussing and through dialogue,” it said.

The European Commission said in its annual report on Turkey published in May that the country had been experiencing considerable backsliding in the rule of law and the judiciary. The EU’s executive body said there were serious concerns on the independence of the judiciary, noting that some 30 percent of the judges and prosecutors were either dismissed or removed following a coup attempt in 2016.

https://ahvalnews.com/turkish-judiciary/turkeys-provincial-bar-associations-wage-unexpected-war-ankara

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-08-17/erdogan-faces-backlash-from-lawyers-boycotting-palace-ceremony

Bar associations refuse to attend judicial year opening at Presidential Palace

https://ahvalnews.com/turkish-judiciary/turkish-bar-associations-reject-invitation-state-ceremony-presidential-venue-over

https://ahvalnews.com/rule-law/turkey-109th-out-126-countries-rule-law-index

https://bianet.org/english/law/206052-turkey-ranks-worse-in-rule-of-law-index

https://www.dw.com/en/european-parliament-votes-to-suspend-turkeys-eu-membership-bid/a-47902275

https://ahvalnews.com/turkey-eu/eus-blind-eye-turkey-may-prove-costly

9 bar associations to boycott new judicial year opening at presidential palace

https://www.france24.com/en/20190818-turkish-lawyers-threaten-boycott-of-erdogan-s-courts-ceremony

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/turkish-bar-associations-to-boycott-judicial-year-ceremony-145859

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/europe/turkish-bar-groups-boycott-court-ceremony-at-erdogan-s-palace-1.3990123

Turkish Bar Associations boycott new judicial year opening at presidential palace (updated)

https://ahvalnews.com/turkish-judiciary/dozens-top-appeals-court-members-boycott-court-ceremony-erdogans-palace

European Court of Human Rights: ICJ and others intervene in case of former Amnesty Turkey Chair Taner Kiliç

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkish_Bars_Association

http://www.tabloidgazete.com/metin-feyzioglu-saraydaki-torene-katilacak/ (TURKCE)

https://halkweb.com.tr/barolar-daveti-reddetmisti-peki-tbb-ne-yapacak/ (TURKCE)

https://www.barobirlik.org.tr/ (TURKCE)

http://www.lefigaro.fr/flash-actu/les-avocats-turcs-menacent-de-boycotter-une-ceremonie-d-erdogan-20190818 (FRANCAIS)

China: “The Bravest Lawyer in China” – Gao Zhisheng

August 13, 2019

The first case was that of Cai Zhuohua, a pastor at a house church in Beijing who, together with members of his family, was arrested for operating an illegal business after printing multiple copies of the Bible. It was the first time I witnessed Gao’s grace and eloquence in court. The court disrespected the lawful right of Cai’s mother to observe the hearing, and Gao denounced the judge with fervent conviction. After that, Gao and I would often attend services at house churches in Beijing and he even got baptized later.

Another case we took on was the case of Shaanxi Oil. At the time, one of the lawyers on the case, Zhu Jiuhu, was arrested and imprisoned at the Shaanxi Yulin Detention Centre. We went to represent him and took pictures at the entrance before we left. Not long after, more than a dozen armed policemen rushed towards us and interrogated us for taking those pictures. They thought they could frighten us, but we were experienced in such interrogation and firmly rebutted them. After that, Gao lamented, “If this is how they treat lawyers in suits, can you imagine what they’d do to the people living around here?”

On the way back, we stopped by Gao’s home in Jiaxian and squatted in the courtyard eating noodles. I will never forget his cave home, his taciturn brother and the dry and barren land that surrounded us.

A coal miner turned lawyer

Gao Zhisheng came from humble beginnings. His father passed away when he was 11. At 16, he was admitted to a prestigious high school but had to drop out because he could not afford the tuition. Before he became a lawyer at 31, he worked a variety of jobs – he picked Chinese herbs in the mountains, worked as a coal miner, soldier and vegetable vendor, and labored in a cement factory. He experienced all kinds of hardships and had a deep understanding of inequality and injustices in China.

After becoming a lawyer, Gao set a few rules for himself. One was that a third of his cases had to be pro-bono lawsuits for low-income groups. He said: “I came from a poor family. I know how poor people feel so I know what I have to do … but helping others should not be an act of charity.”

https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2019/08/bravest-lawyer-china-gao-zhisheng/

https://m.theepochtimes.com/an-unprecedented-evil-persecution-chapter-ten-silent-atrocities_3022485.html

https://www.netherlandsandyou.nl/latest-news/news/2019/07/31/statement-by-the-spokesperson-of-the-eu-on-the-trial-of-chinese-human-rights-activist-huang-qi

https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/family-08142019110446.html

https://www.theepochtimes.com/trump-will-work-to-oppose-the-forces-of-repression-for-dissedent-chinese-lawyer_3038733.html

http://www.jeromecohen.net/jerrys-blog/the-bravest-lawyer-in-china-gao-zhisheng

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gao_Zhisheng

https://www.amnesty.be/infos/nos-blogs/blog-paroles-de-chercheurs-de-defenseurs-et-de-victimes/gao-zhisheng-disparition?lang=fr (FRANCAIS)

https://www.amnesty.fr/liberte-d-expression/actualites/gao-zhisheng-est-un-eminent-avocat-specialise-dans (FRANCAIS)

https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gao_Zhisheng (FRANCAIS)

China/EU: Statement by the Spokesperson on the trial of Chinese human rights activist Huang Qi

July 30, 2019

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Prominent Chinese human rights activist and journalist Mr Huang Qi, founder of the website 64 Tianwang who for a number of years has monitored human rights violations in China and promoted freedom of press, was put on trial behind closed doors on 14 January 2019 at the Mianyang City Intermediate Court in Sichuan Province. He was sentenced in a non-public trial on 29 July to 12 years on charges of “illegally providing State secrets to foreign entities” and “intentionally leaking State secrets”.

In April 2018, the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention found that Mr Huang’s deprivation of liberty was arbitrary and in contravention with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The defendant’s rights under China’s Criminal Procedure Law and international law obligations to a fair trial, without undue delay, and to proper defence and access to a lawyer of his own choice, have not been respected. Neither his family nor the lawyer it had appointed were able to attend the trial.

In line with their declared aim of strengthening the rule of law, we expect the Chinese authorities to abide by China’s international law obligations, including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and respect the rights of all citizens as guaranteed by China’s Constitution.

The European Union expects the immediate release of Huang Qi, as well as other detained and convicted human rights defenders and lawyers including Yu Wensheng, Wang Quanzhang, Qin Yongmin, Gao Zhisheng, Ilham Tohti, Tiyip Tashpolat, Tashi Wangchuk, Li Yuhan, Wu Gan and Liu Feiyue.

https://eeas.europa.eu/headquarters/headquarters-homepage/66021/statement-spokesperson-trial-chinese-human-rights-activist-huang-qi_en

https://www.frontlinedefenders.org/en/case/detention-huang-qi

https://sg.news.yahoo.com/china-strips-rights-lawyer-li-134949385.html

https://m.theepochtimes.com/trump-will-work-to-oppose-the-forces-of-repression-for-dissedent-chinese-lawyer_3038733.html

https://www.news.com.au/entertainment/celebrity-life/chilling-story-behind-fan-bingbings-disappearance/news-story/58fc11758fe171e8fb9c36eb54c5831d

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wang_Quanzhang

https://www.frontlinedefenders.org/en/profile/yu-wensheng

https://eeas.europa.eu/headquarters/headquarters-homepage/66101/node/66101_fr (FRANCAIS)

The Philippines: About time, EU says of UN reviewing PH drug killings

July 14, 2019

About time, EU says of UN reviewing PH drug killings

The European Union welcomed a UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) resolution to launch a “comprehensive” review of the human rights situation in the Philippines, particularly alleged summary killings in President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs, and commended Iceland for pushing the measure.

The 28-nation European bloc said the first-ever resolution on the Philippines by the UNHRC was a “constructive way forward” for the United Nations’ highest human rights body to know more about the brutal antinarcotics campaign.

27,000 vs 6,600 killed

Human rights groups say up to 27,000 people have been killed in the three-year-old campaign, but the Philippine National Police says the number is only 6,600.

“The European Union welcomes the fact that the Human Rights Council is able to respond to and address situations of concern raised by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and Special Procedures of the Council,” it said in a statement on Saturday.

“We commend the main sponsor for their constructive approach toward a balanced resolution with the main aim of requesting a report by High Commissioner and an enhanced interactive dialogue in the Council, which we think is a constructive way forward for the Council to be further informed about the promotion and protection of human rights in the Philippines,” the European Union said.

About time, EU says of UN reviewing PH drug killings

http://www.manilastandard.net/news/top-stories/299752/un-flummoxed-by-ph-reaction.html

https://www.apnews.com/bc3c68e1d1ac4c25bc2b9d36a5182daf

http://theowp.org/un-approves-investigation-into-the-philippine-war-on-drugs/

https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/sundayextra/2019-07-14/11293550

Philippine president says Iceland has no crime because they just ‘eat ice’

https://www.rappler.com/nation/235349-riding-tandem-shootings-metro-cebu-july-2019

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/world/death-of-girl-3-in-manila-drug-war-stings-un-to-act-cmm0987w5

https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1074886

Group: No war in PH and yet attacks on civilians rising

https://www.rappler.com/nation/235326-imee-marcos-cut-diplomatic-ties-iceland-asap

Rights group to families of drug war victims: Speak up to UN

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/07/12/19/slain-lawyers-wife-disappointed-as-generals-skip-ca-amparo-hearing

https://www.scmp.com/week-asia/society/article/3012486/philippines-drug-war-whats-behind-sudden-surge-deaths-central

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2019/07/15/1934809/philippines-eyes-withdrawal-un-rights-body

The resolution on Philippines has been adopted – what now?

https://www.amnesty.fr/justice-internationale-et-impunite/actualites/la-guerre-contre-la-drogue-de-duterte (FRANCAIS)

China: Four Years on, China’s Crackdown Still Suppressing Human Rights Lawyers, Clients

July 9, 2019

Hunan human rights lawyer Xie Yang, who was detained in China's July 9, 2015 crackdown on rights lawyers and subjected to abuse including torture and deprivation of food and water, poses with his parents in an undated photo.

Four years after the ruling Chinese Communist Party launched anationwide crackdown on the country’s human rights lawyers, the country’s rights attorneys say they are now being prevented from practicing law at all.

Hunan lawyer Xie Yang, who was initially detained on July 11, 2015, then tortured while being held under “residential surveillance at a designated location” in a government guesthouse, said human rights are as essential to human existence as food and drink.

“Dignity and justice are what make us human,” Xie said. “[This is] not just [about] getting enough to eat.”

Xie, who was subjected to abuse including deprivation of food and water, and tortured again after being moved to the police-run Changsha No. 2 Detention Center following his formal arrest on Jan. 9, 2016, said the crackdown has largely achieved what the authorities set out to do.

“The terror campaign waged against rights lawyers was clearly prettyeffective, because now the majority of of [human rights] cases can’t find an appropriate lawyer to represent them,” he said.

“The vast majority of lawyers have been controlled via the system of annual license renewals and other methods.”

https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/709-lawyers-07092019150415.html

https://www.theepochtimes.com/us-eu-urge-china-to-release-rights-lawyers-on-anniversary-of-mass-arrests_2995770.html

https://eeas.europa.eu/headquarters/headquarters-homepage_en/65180/Statement%20by%20the%20Spokesperson%20concerning%20human%20rights%20defenders%20and%20lawyers%20in%20China

https://news.rthk.hk/rthk/en/component/k2/1467490-20190709.htm

http://www.thestandard.com.hk/breaking-news.php?id=131005&sid=4

https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/3742153

4th Anniversary of the ‘709 Crackdown’

https://www.aa.com.tr/en/asia-pacific/eu-urges-china-abide-international-law-on-709-crackdown/1527224

https://www.europeaninterest.eu/article/european-union-expects-china-respect-rights-citizens/

Fourth Anniversary of the 709

https://cn.ambafrance.org/Statement-by-the-Spokesperson-concerning-human-rights

https://www.euronews.com/2019/07/10/slovakias-new-president-takes-aim-at-chinas-rights-record

https://www.chinaaid.org/2019/07/dr-bob-fu-four-years-after-709-incident.html

http://www.jeromecohen.net/jerrys-blog/how-the-chinese-government-crushed-rights-lawyer-wang-quanzhang

Situation Still Dire for Rights Lawyers Four Years On

https://www.caixinglobal.com/2019-07-25/rights-lawyer-fights-decision-to-revoke-license-101443847.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/709_crackdown

https://cn.ambafrance.org/Communique-de-l-Ambassade-de-France-en-Chine-sur-le-4eme (FRANCAIS)

https://www.lavanguardia.com/politica/20190709/463383368181/ong-pide-a-china-el-fin-del-hostigamiento-contra-abogados-de-ddhh.html (ESPANOL)

https://www.dw.com/de/alle-sind-vorsichtiger-geworden/a-49513921 (DEUTSCH)

#709lawyers

#709crackdown

#XieYang

【「709大抓捕」進展通報】
截至2019年7月8日18:00,至少321名律師、律所人員、人權捍衛者和家屬被約談、傳喚、限制出境、軟禁、監視居住、逮捕

 判決結案:4名監獄服刑:①周世鋒律師 ②胡石根 ③吳淦 ④王全璋律師;3名緩刑:①李和平律師 ②勾洪國(戈平)③翟岩民;7名刑滿釋放:①劉星(老道)②張衛紅(張皖荷)③姚建清 ④李燕軍 ⑤王芳 ⑥尹旭安 ⑦江天勇律師;1名免於刑事處罰:①謝陽律師

 取保候審解除:
12名律師:①王秋實 ②黃力群 ③隋牧青 ④謝遠東 ⑤李姝雲 ⑥王宇 ⑦包龍軍 ⑧任全牛 ⑨劉四新 ⑩李春富 ⑪謝燕益 ⑫張凱;4名律師助理:①劉鵬 ②方縣桂 ③高月 ④趙威(考拉);1名律所人員:①王芳;4名維權人士:①劉永平(老木)②林斌(望雲和尚)③唐志順 ④幸清賢;5名教會人士: ①嚴曉潔 ②黃益梓 ③張崇助 ④張制 ⑤程從平

分類統計(律師、律師助理/其他人士):
判決結案:15人(5/10)
解除取保候審:26人(16/10)
撤銷指控:1人(1/0)
限制出境 :46人(31/15)
被短暫拘留/強制約談/傳喚(已獲釋):265人(125/140)
*注:其中25人同時被歸類在兩個分類;2人同時被歸類在三個分類。

42個進入刑事訴訟程序的個案詳細資料:
https://docdro.id/m26LUT5

321名受影響人士的分類統計:
https://docdro.id/m2bUR7f

(China Human Rights Lawyers Concern Group / 中國維權律師關注組 Facebook, 11/07/19)