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Egypt: Egitto, sarà scarcerato l’avvocato per i diritti umani Metwaly

16/10/19

Egitto, sarà scarcerato l’avvocato per i diritti umani Metwaly

Il 15 ottobre 2019 la Procura per la sicurezza dello stato ha disposto la scarcerazione di Ibrahim Metwaly, avvocato per i diritti umani, cofondatore del gruppo delle “Famiglie degli scomparsi in Egitto” e collaboratore della Commissione egiziana per i diritti e le libertà.

Metwaly era stato fermato il 10 settembre 2017 mentre stava per imbarcarsi su un volo diretto a Ginevra, invitato dal Gruppo di lavoro delle Nazioni Unite sulle sparizioni forzate e involontarie a parlare degli scomparsi in Egitto. Egli stesso era risultato scomparso nelle 48 ore successive all’arresto, durante le quali – come riferì in seguito – era stato torturato.

L’indagine nei suoi confronti (per le tipiche accuse mosse nei confronti di chi difende i diritti umani in Egitto: diffusione di notizie false, direzione di un gruppo illegale e cospirazione con soggetti stranieri per danneggiare la sicurezza dello stato) non ha portato a nulla.

C’è ora da sperare che tra la decisione della Procura e l’effettiva scarcerazione non passi troppo tempo e che, una volta libero, Metwaly non sia sottoposto a misure cautelari.

Le buone notizie di Amnesty International Italia sono anche su Pressenza.

Egitto, sarà scarcerato l’avvocato per i diritti umani Metwaly

Egitto, sarà scarcerato l’avvocato per i diritti umani Metwaly

https://www.ilfattoquotidiano.it/2019/10/15/caso-regeni-scarcerato-dopo-2-anni-uno-dei-legali-della-famiglia-una-speranza-per-la-verita-mentre-in-egitto-aumenta-la-repressione/5516396/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ibrahim_Metwaly (ENGLISH)

https://www.pressenza.com/es/2019/10/egipto-el-abogado-de-derechos-humanos-metwaly-sera-liberado/ (ESPANOL)

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“أمن الدولة” تخلي سبيل المحامي إبراهيم متولي بعد عامين من الحبس الاحتياطي

قال محامون، إن نيابة أمن الدولة العليا، قررت أمس الاثنين، إخلاء سبيل المحامي البارز إبراهيم متولي، مؤسس رابطة أسر المختفين قسريا.
ويأتي قرار إخلاء سبيل المحامي متولي بعد مرور آكثر من عامين على حبسه احتياطيا، وتجاوزه المدة المقررة في القانون ٢٤ شهرا.
وكانت متولي قد واجه اتهامات بتأسيس جماعة على خلاف أحكام القانون، ونشر أخبار كاذبة، بعد القبض عليه من مطار القاهرة منذ أكثر من عامين.

#دفتر_أحوال_المحاكم_والنيابات
#المفوضية_المصرية_للحقوق_والحريات
#إبراهيم_متولي

(المفوضية المصرية للحقوق والحريات Facebook, 15/10/19)

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Italy: Presa a pugni dal marito della sua cliente

28/09/19

Avvocatessa colpita al volto dall’uomo che non accetta la separazione. La professionista è poi finita all’ospedale

 

Presa a pugni e spinta giù dalle scale del palazzo. Paola Vallerini, 54 anni, avvocatessa del foro di Padova, ieri pomeriggio è stata aggredita da un uomo in un condominio di piazza Castello. La professionista stava seguendo la causa di separazione di una coppia, l’aggressore è il marito della donna che vuole chiudere il rapporto.

 

PUGNO IN FACCIA

«Mi ha colpito con un pugno in faccia e mi ha fatto volare dalla rampa di scale. Sono stata in ospedale tutto il giorno», racconta ancora frastornata la professionista, che porta in faccia i segni della violenta colluttazione. È l’ultimo capitolo di una vicenda familiare particolarmente travagliata, tra un ingegnere sessantenne e la moglie. I due abitano in piazza Castello ma a breve lui dovrà abbandonare la casa familiare, così come è stato disposto dal giudice in seguito ad alcuni episodi di violenza che sono stati segnalati dalla consorte.

https://mattinopadova.gelocal.it/padova/cronaca/2019/09/28/news/presa-a-pugni-dal-marito-della-sua-cliente-1.37547002

https://mattinopadova.gelocal.it/padova/cronaca/2019/09/29/news/lui-ha-minacciato-di-uccidere-la-moglie-mi-ha-dato-un-pugno-e-spinta-dalle-scale-1.37552050

N.B.: An Italian defence lawyer was assaulted.

Iran: UN Rapporteur: Freedom of Expression in Iran is More Restricted

August 18, 2019

The UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Iran says freedom of expression in Iran has been curtailed. In his second report in six months, he expressed concern about the impact of sanctions on Iran’s “food and drug safety.” Javid Rahman submitted his second report to the UN General Assembly on Friday and it emphasized that in the past year freedom of expression in Iran has been curtailed and human rights abuses have continued.

Rahman said that the information was provided by various sources including non-governmental organizations. He has also contacted representatives of the Islamic Republic of Iran. his report highlights the devastating impact of natural disasters over the past six months from flooding that occurred in a significant part of Iran’s territory. Concerns have been raised about the impact of sanctions on “food security, food availability, and the availability of medicines and medical equipment” in Iran. The UN report emphasizes that sanctions had the greatest impact on the lives of ordinary people in Iran.

Rahman then examined the human rights situation in Iran over the past six months and emphasized that the right to freedom of expression, the right to liberty and the right to a fair trial in Iran have been restricted. He also reported harassment of human rights activists, minorities, especially Baha’i citizens of Iran, lawyers, journalists, labor activists, and women protesters who have been forced to wear the hijab. The UN report cited a decline in executions in Iran– five deaths per year– but says Iran still tops the list of countries with the highest number of executions.

Increasing pressure on human rights activists

Another part of the report referred to the intimidation of human rights lawyers, including Nasrin Sotoudeh, who defended women protesters about a forced veil in Iran. She was sentenced to five lashes and a long prison sentence. Eight prominent human rights lawyers were subsequently arrested for defending political prisoners and human rights activists, including Amir Salar Davoodi, who was sentenced to imprisonment and four lashes.

UN Rapporteur: Freedom of Expression in Iran is More Restricted

https://www.rferl.org/a/un-rapporteur-rehman-rights-violations-iran/30114404.html

https://www.omct.org/human-rights-defenders/reports-and-publications/iran/2019/08/d25480/

https://news.un.org/en/story/2019/08/1044371

Heavy sentences for women’s rights activists condemned internationally

https://www.iranfocus.com/en/human-rights/33796-un-blasts-iran-for-imprisonment-of-dual-nationals-and-human-rights-defenders

https://www.dawn.com/news/1500194/executions-in-iran-among-the-worlds-highest-un

https://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/SP/CountriesMandates/IR/Pages/SRIran.aspx

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

https://www.csdhi.org/index.php/actualites/repression/12984-selon-le-rapporteur-des-nations-unies-la-liberte-d-expression-en-iran-est-de-plus-en-plus-restreinte (FRANCAIS)

https://www.ohchr.org/FR/HRBodies/SP/CountriesMandates/IR/Pages/SRIran.aspx (FRANCAIS)

http://www.ilgiornale.it/news/milano/milano-mette-velo-1741063.html (ITALIANO)

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Pakistan/Day of the Endangered Lawyer: DAY OF THE ENDANGERED LAWYER – 24 January 2020 – PAKISTAN

Preparations are now well underway for the Day of the Endangered Lawyer (DOTEL) on Pakistan for January 24, 2020. At a preparatory meeting about 16 to 20 participants representing the Foundation of the Endangered Lawyers Day, AED, International Association of Peoples Lawyers, ELDH, CCBE, CBE, Institut des Droit de l’Homme, several Bar Associations, Avocats sans frontiers, Law Society, CNB have decided to dedicate the Day of the Endangered Lawyer to the solidarity with endangered lawyers in Pakistan.

Meanwhile, since our Brussels meeting our Pakistani colleagues continue to face chronic danger and a risk of serious harm.  They continue to be subjected to acts of violence, and very recently a lawyer was seriously assaulted by a judge during a trial, which led to a local strike („Black Day“) of lawyers lasting at least a week: https://defendlawyers.wordpress.com/2019/07/10/pakistan-day-of-the-endangered-lawyer-lawyers-strike-continues-for-sixth-consecutive-day/   At the national level there have been a number of strikes by lawyers, especially in solidarity with two judges who have been under attack by Pakistan President Arif Alvi.  The latest national strike organized by the Pakistan Bar Council was held on July 13th:   https://defendlawyers.wordpress.com/2019/07/10/pakistan-day-of-the-endangered-lawyer-pbc-gives-call-for-countrywide-strike-on-july-13/  Invidual lawyers, like high-profile lawyer Saif-ul-Malook who represented Asia Bibi (the famous woman who was on death row for blasphemy), continue to face a high risk of death or physical harm: https://defendlawyers.wordpress.com/2019/06/23/pakistan-day-of-the-endangered-lawyer-the-pakistani-lawyer-putting-his-life-on-the-line/.

Lawyers‘ Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) reports that they will  invite the Canadian Human Rights Museum in Winnipeg to host and finance an event on January 24th and to bring one or two lawyers from Pakistan. LRWC has started a paper on Pakistan focused on two needs: to effectively prevent and punish the murder of lawyers through protective measure and proper investigations, prosecutions and trials and second to develop pan Pakistan education to promote religious diversity and tolerance. They will also invite the Law Society of Ontario to hold an event.  As well, at the beginning of July the G7 Bars Meeting was held in France, with representatives of the Bars of France, Canada, Germany, USA, Japan, England & Wales and Italy, representing 1.8 million lawyers.  They adopted 20 proposals to G7 governments, including one: „Commit to support actions marking the Day of the Endangered Lawyer and to encourage other countries to do likewise.“  The New Zealand Law Society has the honour of publishing the first article about DOTEL 2020, which they did in mid-July: https://defendlawyers.wordpress.com/2019/07/18/pakistan-new-zealand-pakistan-the-focus-of-2020-day-of-endangered-lawyer/

DAY OF THE ENDANGERED LAWYER – 24 January 2020 – PAKISTAN

https://defendlawyers.wordpress.com/2019/06/22/pakistan-day-of-the-endangered-lawyer-january-24-2020-pakistan/

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Groups Urge Human Rights Focus During Pakistan PM Visit

https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/photography/pakistan-hazara-ethnic-minority-community-quetta-a8995466.html

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Day of the Endangered Lawyer

Iran/France: Hautes-Alpes : les avocats du barreau des Hautes-Alpes solidaires envers l’Iranienne Nasrin Sotoudeh

le 23 juillet, 2019

Nasrin Sotoudeh est une avocate iranienne. Elle a été condamnée à de la prison et des coups de fouet pour avoir défendu les droits des femmes dans son pays. Bien évidemment la communauté internationale se lève contre cette décision à l’image des avocats des Hautes-Alpes et de leur bâtonnier Philippe Lecoyer. A l’occasion du passage du Tour de France à Gap, ils espèrent bien se faire entendre :

https://www.dici.fr/actu/2019/07/23/hautes-alpes-avocats-barreau-hautes-alpes-solidaires-envers-l-iranienne-nasrin-sotoudeh-1289393

https://moustique.be/24261/iran-stop-aux-violences-conjugales

https://www.journaldesfemmes.fr/societe/combats-de-femmes/2549858-qui-est-nasrin-sotoudeh-condamnee-a-38-ans-de-prison-et-148-coups-de-fouets/

https://www.mediapart.fr/journal/international/260719/iran-l-avocate-nasrin-sotoudeh-ecrit-depuis-sa-prison-pour-defendre-les-femmes

http://alpesdusud.alpes1.com/news/hautes-alpes/78604/hautes-alpes-une-banderole-deployee-pour-soutenir-l-avocate-iranienne-nasrin-sotoudeh

https://www.amnestyusa.org/urgent-actions/urgent-action-lawyer-sentenced-to-over-29-years-in-prison-iran-ua-94-19/ (ENGLISH)

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/9557897/iran-executions-cia-spies-death/ (ENGLISH)

https://www.nessunotocchicaino.it/notizia/iran-arrestate-e-condannate-a-morte-spie-della-cia-50308477 (ITALIANO)

http://www.cittadellaspezia.com/mobile/La-Spezia/Cultura-e-Spettacolo/-Nasrin-Sotoudeh-Una-vita-per-difendere-alla-Dante-289874.aspx (ITALIANO)

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Le Barreau des hautes alpes mobilisé pour soutenir,à l’occasion du passage du Tour de France notre consœur iranienne, condamnée par la justice de son pays à 38 années de prison et 148 coups de fouet pour avoir défendu la cause de femmes ayant refusé de porter le voile. La banderole « Nasrin free » fait actuellement le tour des Barreaux de France à l’instar des coureurs cyclistes

(Philippe Lecoyer Facebook, 23/07/19)

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UAE: 7th anniversary of imprisonment of rights lawyer Mohammed Al-Roken

July 17, 2019

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Today marks a sad anniversary: the 7th year of imprisonment of Mohammed Al-Roken, an Emirati lawyer committed to the defense of human rights and the rule of law. The UIA reiterates its request to the authorities of the United Arab Emirates: secure the immediate and unconditional release of our colleague! #UAE #FreeAlRoken #UIAIROL #Lawyers4Lawyers

(UIA Facebook, 17/07/19)

https://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2019-07-08.274580.h&p=11132

http://icfuae.org.uk/research-and-publications-factsheets/dr-mohammed-al-roken%C2%A0

https://www.frontlinedefenders.org/en/profile/mohamed-al-roken

The Dark Side of the UAE

https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2014/12/dr-mohammed-al-roken-it-takes-extraordinary-person/

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/05/lawyer-mohammed-al-roken-awarded-human-rights-prize-170528103532469.html

http://echr.org.uk/news/seven-years-after-his-arrest-we-call-release-dr-mohamed-al-roken

https://www.echr.org.uk/en/issues/international-association-lawyersuia-calls-release-dr-mohammed-alroken

http://www.ludovictrarieux.org/

https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prix_Ludovic-Trarieux

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mohammed_Al-Rukn

http://echr.org.uk/ar/news/بسبب-عمله-الحقوقي،-الدكتور-محمد-الركن-يدخل-عامه-السابع-في-سجون-دولة-الإمارات (ARABIC)

http://www.libertas.sm/notizie/2017/11/13/san-marino-la-camera-penale-al-premio-ludovic-trarieux.html (ITALIANO)

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Italy/Iran: NASRIN SOTOUDEH, UNA VITA PER DIFENDERE

10/07/19

L’evento, dal titolo “Nasrin Sotoudeh, una vita per difendere”, è dedicato a far conoscere e a dare voce all’avvocata iraniana Nasrin Sotoudeh, la quale è detenuta perché tutela nel suo Paese i diritti umani, in generale, e quelli delle donne, in particolare.

L’iniziativa consiste nella lettura a tre voci (due femminili e una maschile) di lettere e interventi di Nasrin Sotoudeh che descrivono in ordine cronologico il suo percorso umano e professionale: si parte dalle lettere inviate ai figli, al marito, al capo della Magistratura iraniana e dal ricordo di Haleh Sahabi (figlia di un noto attivista iraniano per i diritti umani), scritti nel 2011, durante il primo periodo di detenzione; si prosegue con la lettera dell’11 dicembre 2012 (composta in occasione del conferimento del Premio Sacharov) e il messaggio del 22 giugno 2018 (scritto dieci giorni dopo essere stata di nuovo arrestata per il suo sostegno alle donne che, a Teheran, lungo il Viale Enghelàb – ribattezzato “Viale della Rivoluzione” – hanno manifestato contro l’obbligo di portare in pubblico il velo (hijàb) e alla battaglia per l’abolizione della tortura) e con la lettera con la quale ha commentato la sentenza di condanna emessa nei suoi confronti l’11 marzo 2019 dal Tribunale Islamico Rivoluzionario; si finisce con il messaggio inviato alla Presidente dell’Ordine degli Avvocati di Parigi, Marie-Aimée Peyron, letto, nel corso della conferenza tenuta l’11 aprile 2019 alla “Maison du Barreau” di Parigi, dal Premio Nobel per la pace Shirìn Ebadì, avvocata e attivista per i diritti umani iraniana in esilio.

Alla lettura della testimonianza – contenuta negli scritti sopra menzionati – delle ragioni per cui Nasrin Sotoudeh si batte da sempre, è affiancata quella del testo della sentenza con la quale, in data 11 marzo 2019, il Tribunale Rivoluzionario Islamico l’ha condannata alla pena di anni trentatre e mesi sei di reclusione e centoquarantotto frustate.

https://laboratoriocamenzind.blogspot.com/2019/07/nasrin-sotoudeh-una-vita-per-difendere.html

https://www.mentelocale.it/la-spezia/eventi/134128-nasrin-sotoudeh-spettacolo-teatrale-attivista-iraniana.htm

https://www.ilfattoquotidiano.it/2019/07/12/nasrin-sotoudeh-lavvocata-iraniana-e-cittadina-onoraria-di-bologna-a-quando-gli-altri-comuni/5318822/

https://www.playhitmusic.it/2019/07/nasrin-sotoudeh-lavvocata-iraniana-e-cittadina-onoraria-di-bologna-a-quando-gli-altri-comuni/

http://www.radiocittafujiko.it/news/donne-per-nasrin-sotoudeh-nasce-il-comitato-per-la-liberazione-dell-avvocata

http://www.dailyviewsonline.com/cultura/In-Iran-alcuni-si-tolgono-i-loro-hijabs-come-hard-liners-spingere-indietro-h15729.html

https://www.dw.com/en/thousands-in-berlin-protest-irans-political-repression/a-49501155-0 (ENGLISH)

https://herald.report/solidarity-march-for-a-free-iran-on-6-july-2019-in-berlin/ (ENGLISH)

https://iranhumanrights.org/2019/07/un-seriously-concerned-over-irans-consistent-pattern-of-denying-prisoners-medical-treatment/ (ENGLISH)

https://abcnews.go.com/Lifestyle/wireStory/iran-off-hijabs-hard-liners-push-back-64334862 (ENGLISH)

https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2019/07/iran-cruel-campaign-to-extract-propaganda-confessions-from-protesters-against-compulsory-veiling/ (ENGLISH)

https://www.lawtimesnews.com/practice-areas/human-rights/lso-expresses-concern-over-global-human-rights-violations/277066#.XS8Kl4Ty_4Y.twitter (ENGLISH)

http://www.presseagence.fr/lettre-economique-politique-paca/2019/07/04/draguignan-un-geste-de-soutien-a-nasrin-sotoudeh/ (FRANCAIS)

https://www.amnesty.be/je-veux-agir/agir-en-ligne/ecrire-des-lettres/article/un-avocat-condamne-a-plus-de-29-ans-de-prison (FRANCAIS)

http://www.lefigaro.fr/flash-actu/avant-le-rendez-vous-de-biarritz-un-g7-des-avocats-a-ete-organise-a-paris-20190712 (FRANCAIS)

https://www.lesechos.fr/monde/enjeux-internationaux/premiere-reunion-des-avocats-du-g7-1038488 (FRANCAIS)

https://www.amnesty.de/mitmachen/urgent-action/menschenrechtsanwalt-zu-gefaengns-und-stockhieben-verurteilt (DEUTSCH)

http://mietspiegelnews.com/kultur/Im-Iran-einige-nehmen-Ihre-hijabs-als-hard-Liner-push-zuruck-h26570.html (DEUTSCH)

https://www.amnesty.nl/actueel/irans-gedwongen-bekentenissen-hoofddoek (NEDERLANDS)

https://inosmi.ru/politic/20190710/245446299.html (RUSSIAN)

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