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10 april 2019

Letter on behalf of Justus Ijeoma

Nigeria

In a letter to the Nigerian authorities Lawyers for Lawyers expressed concern about the maltreatment of lawyer Justus Ijeoma by the police.  Justus Ijeoma is a Nigerian human rights lawyer and the executive director of the International Human Rights and

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9 april 2019

Joint letter on conviction Nasrin Sotoudeh

Iran

On 30 December 2018, lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh was sentenced to 38 years in prison and 148 lashes after being tried in absentia and without access to a legal representative of her own choosing. In a joint letter Lawyers for Lawyers

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9 april 2019

Concluding observations UN Human Rights Committee on Viet Nam

Vietnam

In March 2019, the UN Human Rights Committee reviewed Viet Nam’s compliance with its international human rights obligations. Last week, the Committee issued the concluding observations of this review. In the concluding observations the Committee expressed its concern “about allegations

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4 april 2019

UPR submission Kazakhstan

Kazachstan

On 28 March 2019, Lawyers for Lawyers submitted a report for the Universal Periodic Review of Kazakhstan. This review will take place in October/November 2019. In the report, Lawyers for Lawyers highlighted that the Kazakh authorities do not always uphold the necessary guarantees

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20 maart 2019

Concerns over arrests lawyers

Egypte

Lawyers for Lawyers is concerned about the arrests of several lawyers in Egypt. We expressed these concerns in a letter to the Egyptian authorities. According to public reports, members of the Nasr City Police Investigation Department and the National Security

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14 maart 2019

Statement before UN Committee review Viet Nam

Vietnam

On 11 and 12 March 2019, lawyer Otto Volgenant attended the review by the United Nations Human Rights Committee of Viet Nam on behalf of Lawyers for Lawyers and he was on the agenda to deliver an oral statement to

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7 maart 2019

Side event: Freedom of expression China

China

UNCENSORED: A CONVERSATION ON FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION IN CHINA 13 March 2019 13h30-14h30 Room XXIII, Palais des Nations, Geneva In November 2018, China underwent its Universal Periodic Review and received many recommendations on freedom of expression, both online and off. This

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6 maart 2019

Is there Peace in Colombia?

Colombia

International Caravana Report Launch On 25 March, the report of the Sixth International Caravana of Jurists to Colombia will be launched in London. Ron Rosenhart, who joined the mission on behalf of Lawyers for Lawyers, will speak during the event.

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1 maart 2019

Jiang Tianyong released – Joint letter

China

On 28 February, lawyer Jiang Tianyong was released at the end of a two-year jail term. Jiang Tianyong was found guilty of “inciting subversion of state power” and sentenced to 2 years in prison and 3-year deprivation of political rights on

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7 februari 2019

Joint letter – Release Wang Quanzhang

China

In a joint letter, the International Association of Lawyers (UIA), the Law Society of England and Wales, Lawyers for Lawyers, the German Bar Association (Deutscher Anwaltverein) and Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada expressed concerns about the recent conviction and sentencing of

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6 februari 2019

Submission to Human Rights Committee

Vietnam

In March 2019, the UN Human Rights Committee will review Viet Nam’s compliance with its international human rights obligations, and more in particular the implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights by Viet Nam. Lawyers for Lawyers submitted a joint submission with

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31 januari 2019

Wang Quanzhang sentenced to 4,5 years in prison

China

On 28 January 2019, the Tianjin Municipal No.2 Intermediate People’s Court found prominent human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang guilty of “subversion of state power” and sentenced him to 4 years and 6 months in prison and 5-year deprivation of political

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