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The Philippines: PNP exec, 3 others rapped for Rizal lawyer’s murder

July 31, 2019

 

POLICE Regional Office 4-A director, Brigadier General Edward E. Carranza yesterday told People’s Tonight they have filed  murder charges against a police lieutenant colonel and three non-commissioned officers in connection with the killing of a lawyer and a civilian in Rizal province last May and June.

Charged with murder for their involvement in the killing of Attorney Adilberto Golla Jr. and civilian Conrado Esteban were Lt. Col. Melchor Agusin, Senior Master Sergeant Michael Eralino, Staff Sgt. Alberto Umali and Patrolman Benito Julian Jr.

Several John Does were also included in the complaint sheet.

Except for Eralino who is now under detention, the three other suspects remained at-large and are still being hunted by Calabarzon police agents, Carranza said.

The official said Eralino confessed his role to the twin murder case and identified the three other policemen as his accomplices. In his written affidavit, Eralino claimed that Esteban was killed in an effort to make it appear that he was the one who killed the lawyer.

Golla was shot dead by a still unidentified man armed with an M-16 automatic rifle near his house on Phase 2 Eastwood Greenview Subdivision in Rodriguez, Rizal last May 17 while Esteban was found dead along C-6 Road in Paraiso, Bgy. Gulod Malaya in San Mateo, Rizal last June 4.

https://journal.com.ph/news/nation/pnp-exec-3-others-rapped-rizal-lawyers-murder

Another lawyer shot dead, this time in Rodriguez, Rizal

https://www.nycbar.org/member-and-career-services/committees/reports-listing/reports/detail/letter-to-president-duterte-concerning-attacks-on-legal-professionals

https://www.philstar.com/nation/2019/09/07/1949634/rodel-batocabe-supporters-hold-prayer-rally

Thousands protest at Legazpi court against Baldo bail

https://www.rappler.com/nation/239537-rodel-batocabe-supporters-protest-carlwyn-baldo-bail

Attacks on Filipino lawyers 7 Sept 2019 (IAPL MONITORING COMMITTEE REPORT ON THE PHILIPPINES)

ATtACKS ON LAWYERS LIST OF COUNTRIES Sept 2019 (IAPL MONITORING COMMITTEE, LIST OF COUNTRIES)

Pakistan/Day of the Endangered Lawyer: Lawyers strike is being observed today

August 26, 2019

Lawyers strike observed on August 26

The lawyers on Saturday announced observing a strike across the country on August 26 against the government references against judges, alleged harassment of legal fraternity and the Indian aggression in Kashmir.

The All Pakistan Lawyers Convention by Karachi Bar Association at the City Courts decided that the lawyers throughout the country as well as in Gilgit Baltistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir will boycott courts on Monday and hold protest meetings at the bar rooms.

A resolution was passed at the convention, saying the references against Supreme Court’s Justice Faez Isa and Sindh High Court’s Justice K.K. Agha were “frivolous, concocted and malafide” and are tantamount to an attempt to muzzle and subjugate the independence of the judiciary.

The lawyers demanded putting the petition filed by Justice Isa, the Pakistan Bar Council and the Supreme Court Bar Association against the references before a full court bench of the apex court for hearing by intelligible judges.

Criticizing the Supreme Judicial Council, they said they deprecated the language used against Justice Isa in the SJC Order disposing of reference no. 427 of 2019 and added the neutrality and impartiality of the SJC has come into question.

The lawyers also criticized Peshawar High Court’s contempt of court notice to the PBC vice-chairman Syed Amjad Shah and condemned the alleged forced disappearance of former vice president of Multan High Court Bar Association Wasif Naveed Qureshi.

Lawyers strike is being observed today

Lawyers Observe Countrywide Strike Today

https://pk.shafaqna.com/EN/AL/262690

https://fp.brecorder.com/2019/08/20190825511351/

https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/518080-lawyers-observe-countrywide-strike

https://www.dawn.com/news/1501897/lawyers-boycott-courts-against-contempt-notice

https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/518086-lhcba-lba-concerned-over-contempt-notice-to-pbc-vice-chairman

https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/517919-contempt-notice-to-pbc-vice-chairman-kp-lawyers-observe-strike-some-say-none-above-law

https://fp.brecorder.com/2019/08/20190827512287/

https://tribune.com.pk/story/2043652/1-bench-bar-relationship-continues-fray/

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Contempt notice issued by Chief Justice Peshawar High Court to Syed Amjad Ali Shah learned Vice Chairman Pakistan Bar Council on raising his voice against the induction of incompetent & ill reputed Judges.The purpose of issuing notice to esteemed Vice Chairman is to sabotage the Lawyers movement for the independence of the Judiciary.The Punjab Bar Council vividly decry this act. In condemnation of above, the Lawyers of Punjab would completely boycott the courts & would not appear in the Courts on 26-08-2019.

Ch. Shah Nawaz Ismail Gujjar
Vice Chairman
Punjab Bar Council

Mr. Iftikhar Ibrahim Qureshi
Chairman Executive Committee
Punjab Bar Council.

 

(Punjab Bar Council Facebook, 25/08/19)

 

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Pakistan/Day of the Endangered Lawyer: Lawyers to observe strike on Monday

August 25, 2019

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The lawyers on Saturday announced to observe a strike across the country on August 26 against the government references against judges, alleged harassment of legal fraternity and the Indian aggression in Kashmir.

The All Pakistan Lawyers Convention by Karachi Bar Association at the City Courts decided that the lawyers throughout the country as well as in Gilgit Baltistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir will boycott courts on Monday and hold protest meetings at the bar rooms. A resolution was passed at the convention, saying the references against Supreme Court’s Justice Faez Isa and Sindh High Court’s Justice K.K. Agha were “frivolous, concocted and malafide” and are tantamount to an attempt to muzzle and subjugate the independence of the judiciary.

The lawyers demanded putting the petition filed by Justice Isa, the Pakistan Bar Council and the Supreme Court Bar Association against the references before a full court bench of the apex court for hearing by intelligible judges. Criticizing the Supreme Judicial Council, they said they deprecated the language used against Justice Isa in the SJC Order disposing of reference no. 427 of 2019 and added the neutrality and impartiality of the SJC has come into question.

The lawyers also criticized Peshawar High Court’s contempt of court notice to the PBC vice-chairman Syed Amjad Shah and condemned the alleged forced disappearance of former vice president of Multan High Court Bar Association Wasif Naveed Qureshi. They also condemned the announced and unannounced restrictions on the media against fair reporting and asked journalists, civil society and political parties to align against these attacks on the freedom of speech.

The lawyers in the resolution also condemned the barbaric acts of the Indian government in Kashmir and expressed their complete solidarity with the people of the occupied valley in their struggle for legitimate rights and aspirations.

https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/517021-lawyers-to-observe-strike-on-monday

https://www.dawn.com/news/1501519/lawyers-to-boycott-sc-functions-to-be-held-for-retiring-judges

https://fp.brecorder.com/2019/08/20190825511351/

DAY OF THE ENDANGERED LAWYER – 24 January 2020 – PAKISTAN

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The Philippines: Kin bewail inaction on murder of Negros lawyer

August 24, 2019

No arrest has been made in the killing of lawyer Anthony Trinidad, a month after he was gunned down in his hometown Guihulngan City in Negros Oriental.

“We have no update at all. No one has called us,” Andrea Trinidad, a younger sister of the slain lawyer, told the Inquirer on Thursday.

Gunmen on a motorcycle shot Anthony dead on July 23 as he was driving a sport utility vehicle in the city center of Guihulngan. His wife, Novie Marie Quirante-Trinidad, who was with him in the vehicle, was wounded.

Police earlier said the lawyer had received death threats.

He was among those named in a list of targets of an anticommunist group for allegedly supporting the New People’s Army (NPA). But the Trinidad family had denied this.

Anthony was among 19 people gunned down in separate incidents in Negros Oriental last month. Also killed were teachers and siblings Arthur and Aldane Bayawa in Guihulngan, former Ayungon town mayor Edsel Enardecido and Canlaon City councilor Bobby Jalandoni.

The Defend Negros #Stoptheattacks network said at least 87 people had been killed on Negros Island since 2017.

Kin bewail inaction on murder of Negros lawyer

Letter on murder of Atty. Trinidad

http://visayandailystar.com/2019/August/21/topstory7.htm

‘Day of Mourning’ for Negros victims

https://www.rappler.com/nation/238213-negros-oriental-killings-solved-albayalde

https://www.rappler.com/newsbreak/iq/238466-timeline-killings-in-negros

2 Mindanao journalists, IFI priest bewail Red-tagging

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2019/08/29/1947403/pnp-look-anti-communist-kagubak-group-negros-oriental

Report of IAPL Monitoring Committee 13 8 19 revised ed (IAPL MONITORING COMMITTEE REPORT)

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Pakistan/Day of the Endangered Lawyer: Ex Vice President Multan Bar Council Forcibly Disappeared

August 13, 2019

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The Punjab Bar Council strongly condemns the missing of Mr. YAFIS NAVEED HASHMI Adv. Multan from blue area Islamabad. It is very strange that despite registration of an FIR ,no coercive measures have so far been taken by the law enforcement agencies for the recovery of the aforementioned person.The Pb B C demands all the concerned authorities to take immediate action and adopt all measures for recovery of Yafis Naveed. In condemnation of the above, the lawyers of Punjab will observe a full day strike on 20.08.2019 and will not appear in courts.

Ch. Shah Nawaz Ismail Gujjar
Vice Chairman

Mr. Iftikhar Ibrahim Qureshi
C E C
Punjab Bar Council.

(Islamabad High Court Bar Association,islamabad. Facebook, 19/08/19)

 

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The Philippines/USA: American Volunteer Branded ‘Enemy of State’ and Shot Outside His Home in the Philippines

August 8, 2019

Environmental activists display placards during a rally at the Department of Justice to demand the Philippine government withdraw its alleged list of  terrorists  which includes more than three dozen environmentalists in Manila, Philippines on April 20, 2018.

An American human rights volunteer is reportedly in critical condition after he was shot four times in the Philippines.

Brandon Lee, 37, was attacked outside his home in Ifugao province in the northern Philippines on Tuesday after he was called an “enemy of the state” on social media, reports the Guardian.

Lee suffered cardiac arrest during a surgery to remove a bullet lodged in his jaw.

Lee is a volunteer for Ifugao Peasant Movement (IPM), a farmers’ group that actively opposes a hydropower project and the military presence in the Cordillera region, according to the Guardian. In 2008, an IPM staff member was killed in a similar attack.

Lee and other IPM staff had were labeled “enemy of the state” in posters that were put up around the province.

Another rights group, the Cordillera Human Rights Alliance, where Lee also volunteers, blamed authorities for the attack.

https://time.com/5647219/brandon-lee-volunteer-shot-philippines/

http://www.businessinsider.fr/us/us-human-rights-worker-brandon-lee-shot-at-home-philippines-2019-8

https://www.rappler.com/nation/237444-police-task-force-probe-shooting-brandon-lee

https://www.sunstar.com.ph/article/1818095

https://abc7news.com/rally-calls-for-justice-in-shooting-of-sf-native-in-the-philippines/5455689/

https://cpj.org/2019/08/american-journalist-shot-critically-wounded-in-phi.php

CHR bats for law to protect rights activists from violence

https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/San-Francisco-activist-shot-in-Philippines-14291516.php

https://www.rappler.com/nation/237222-ifugao-farmers-group-volunteer-shot-august-2019

https://www.fightbacknews.org/2019/8/7/bayan-usa-stop-attacks-human-rights-defenders-now

https://www.philstar.com/nation/2019/08/07/1941346/human-rights-defender-shot-front-house-ifugao

Rights worker survives gun attack in Ifugao

De Lima Wants Crimes Vs Lawyers Considered As Aggravating Circumstance

Attacks on Filipino lawyers 28 7 19 (IAPL MONITORING COMMITTEE REPORT)

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Pakistan/Day of the Endangered Lawyer: 2016 Quetta tragedy: PBC urges government to implement inquiry commission’s report

August 9, 2019

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Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) Thursday demanded the government to implement, in letter and spirit, Inquiry Commission report on Quetta tragic incidents, wherein 54 lawyers were martyred and many other got seriously injured. All Pakistan Lawyers Representatives Convention was held here on Thursday under the chairmanship of Syed Amjad Shah to discuss unfortunate and sad incidents of 8th August 2016 in Quetta. They said the enforcement agencies and concerned authorities till date failed to arrest culprits behind the incidents, and rather involved the author of the report, Justice Faez, in a baseless/false reference.

The PBC demanded immediate withdrawal of mala fide references against Justice Faez and Justice Agha, and requested the chairman Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) to exclude those members from the Council against whom references/complaints are still pending. It urged the chairman SJC to hear and decide those references which were filed with the Council earlier than the references against Justice Faez and Justice Agha.

The PBC demanded the chief justice of Pakistan to implement the decision of the Supreme Court regarding Faizabad Dharna (sit-in). The judiciary, SJC and Judicial Commission of Pakistan were urged to prevent interference of other institutions in their functioning and process of dispensation of justice and other functions assigned to them under the Constitution, while rendering decisions/judgments.

https://fp.brecorder.com/2019/08/20190809505465/

https://www.dawn.com/news/1498895

Remembering Quetta’s lawyers

https://www.dawn.com/news/1279894

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/August_2016_Quetta_attacks

DAY OF THE ENDANGERED LAWYER – 24 January 2020 – PAKISTAN

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