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26 oktober 2020

Third quarterly update: #FreeTheLawyers Campaign

Ever since the launch of the campaign, Lawyers for Lawyers has undertaken various actions in the frame of the #FreeTheLawyers Campaign. Lawyers for Lawyers would like to keep you informed about these actions by giving you a quarterly update about

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22 oktober 2020

Joint letter on the independence of the legal profession in Eswatini

eSwatini

In a joint letter Lawyers for Lawyers and the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) express concern about proposed legislation to regulate the operations and functions of the legal profession in Eswatini that would severely undermine the right to an independent

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21 oktober 2020

Nasrin Sotoudeh transferred to Gharchak Prison

Iran

Nasrin Sotoudeh has been moved to the notorious Gharchack Prison in the city of Varamin on 20 October 2020, despite serious medical issues that require her hospitalization. This has been reported by Center for Human Rights in Iran. Ms. Sotoudeh

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20 oktober 2020

Letter on the judicial harassment of Levent Pişkin

Turkey

In a letter to the Turkish authorities Lawyers for Lawyers expressed concern about the legal proceedings initiated against prominent human rights lawyer and defender Levent Pişkin. The final hearing in his court case will be held on 18 November 2020.

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16 oktober 2020

Elchin Mammad sentenced

Azerbaijan

It has been reported that Azerbaijani human rights lawyer Elchin Mammad was sentenced to four years in prison by the Sumgait City Court on 14 October 2020. Mr. Mammad is a human rights lawyer, President of the Social Union of

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14 oktober 2020

Possible revocation of license Aliaksandr Pylchanka

Belarus

Lawyers for Lawyers was informed that the Qualification Commission for legal practice in the Republic of Belarus has scheduled a meeting for 15 October 2020 to consider revoking the license to practice law of lawyer Aliaksandr Pylchanka. Mr. Pylchanka, the

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13 oktober 2020

Criminal investigations into bar associations in Turkey

Turkey

Over the last year, the Turkish government has increased the pressure on independent bar associations in Turkey by passing a disputed law and launching multiple criminal investigations into bar associations. Turkey’s Law on Lawyers In June 2020, the Turkish government

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9 oktober 2020

Letter on the ongoing detention of Li Yuhan

China

Today, exactly three years after the arrest of former Chinese human rights lawyer Li Yuhan, Lawyers for Lawyers has sent a letter to the Chinese authorities calling for the immediate and unconditional release of Li Yuhan. In the letter the

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8 oktober 2020

One year since Ali Jasseb Hattab Al-Heliji has forcibly disappeared

The whereabouts of human rights lawyer Ali Jaseb Hatteb Al-Heliji from Iraq remain unknown exactly one year after he was abducted by armed men on 8 October 2019. Mr. Al-Heliji is a human rights lawyer and a member of the

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8 oktober 2020

Joint letter on the trial of citizens of Dong Tam

Vietnam

Lawyers for Lawyers has cosigned a joint letter alongside 46 signatories to express grave concerns over the trial of the citizens of Dong Tam, held in Vietnam from 7 to 14 September 2020. Throughout the trial, the rights of the defense,

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7 oktober 2020

Law Society responds to allegations against asylum lawyers

Verenigd Koninkrijk

On October 5, 2020 the Law Society of England and Wales reacted to serious allegations against asylum lawyers made by British Home Secretary Pritti Patel at a conservative party conference. In her speech Patel had denounced ‘lefty lawyers’ and ‘do-gooders’

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6 oktober 2020

Letter on the ongoing detention of Elchin Mammad

Azerbaijan

In a letter to the Azerbaijani authorities Lawyers for Lawyers expressed concern about the ongoing detention and health of human rights lawyer Elchin Mammad from Azerbaijan. Elchin Mammad is a human rights lawyer, President of the Social Union of Legal

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