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Lawyers for Lawyers

The right to practice law, freely and without fear of persecution. For every lawyer, in every corner of the world. As an independent and non-political network, Lawyers for Lawyers stands up for our peers when the right to practice their profession is under threat. Because their rights are also our rights. Together we defend the rule of law.

In 2019, Lawyers for Lawyers campaigned for at least 165 lawyers in 27 countries.
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1 april 2020

Letter on continuing judicial harassment of lawyers in Turkey


In a letter to the Turkish authorities Lawyers for Lawyers expressed concern about the continuing judicial harassment of multiple prominent human rights lawyers from Turkey.  On 12 March 2020 the houses and offices of Messrs. Özkan Avcı and Zeynep Işık

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31 maart 2020

Egyptian human rights lawyer Zyad el-Elaimy sentenced to prison for BBC interview


On 10 March 2020 the Mokattam Misdemeanour Court in Egypt sentenced Zyad el-Elaimy, a human rights lawyer, former MP and one of the leaders of the Egyptian Social Democratic Party, to one year in prison for “spreading false news with

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31 maart 2020

Release imprisoned human rights lawyers amidst COVID-19 crisis in Iran


In view of serious threats to life and health, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Lawyers for Lawyers calls upon the Islamic Republic of Iran to immediately release all human rights lawyers unjustly jailed in Iran, including Nasrin Sotoudeh

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25 maart 2020

Joint statement: protect prisoners, including lawyers, from pandemic


Lawyers for Lawyers, together with fifteen other organisations, urged the Turkish Government not to exempt the release of political prisoners, particularly lawyers, journalists, politicians, artists, judges and prosecutors, human rights defenders and and others arbitrarily detained during the purge under emergency measures (2016-2018), in its

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