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6 februari 2023

Joint statement calling an end to the ongoing persecution and threats against Mexican lawyer Juan Carlos Flores Solís

Mexico

Lawyers for Lawyers, joined by the Observatoire International des Avocats en Danger (OIAD), is expressing its deep concern about the harassment faced by Mr. Juan Carlos Flores Solís. Mr. Flores Solís is the primary defense lawyer in the cases brought

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3 februari 2023

Intervention letters – defending lawyers and human rights. Chang Weiping & Ding Jiaxi

China

Together with the Law Society of England and Wales, Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada and the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute, we have written intervention letters in which we express our concerns about the arrest, detention, prosecution and torture of

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31 januari 2023

Joint Statement on the forced deportation of human rights lawyer Salah Hammouri

Occupied Palestinian Territory

Lawyers for Lawyers, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute and Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada are concerned about the forced deportation of Salah Hammouri. As a lawyer, Mr. Hammouri represents political prisoners in Israeli and Palestinian prisons. He has been

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26 januari 2023

Killing of Eswatini human rights lawyer Thulani Maseko

eSwatini

Lawyers for Lawyers received the shocking news that, on 21 January 2023, Eswatini human rights lawyer Thulani Maseko was shot death in his home. This killing was condemned by the Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers. Thulani

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4 januari 2023

Lawyer Tony Germain Nkina released from prison

Burundi

Lawyers for Lawyers welcomes the news that Tony Germain Nkina has been released from prison after the Supreme Court of Burundi quashed his judgment on 8 December 2022. The well known human rights lawyer from Kayanza, Burundi provided legal assistance

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19 december 2022

Joint letter: on-going imprisonment of lawyer Buzurghmehr Yorov and current detention conditions

Tajikistan

In a joint letter to the Minister of Justice of the Republic of Tajikistan, Lawyers for Lawyers and Freedom Now have expressed their concern about the on-going imprisonment of lawyer Buzurghmehr Yorov. On 6 October 2016, Mr. Yorov was found

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16 december 2022

Concerns over new situation of Belarusian lawyer Maksim Znak in prison

Belarus

According to the information received, Belarusian lawyer Maksim Znak had been sent to a cell-type premise on 2 December 2022 and there is no clarity on when he will be able to leave the cell. He has already been placed

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13 december 2022

Supreme Court of Burundi quashes the judgement convicting lawyer Tony Germain Nkina

Burundi

Lawyers for Lawyers welcomes the news that the Supreme Court of Burundi has quashed the judgement leading to the conviction of Tony Germain Nkina. The human rights lawyer from Kayanza, Burundi is well known and provides legal assistance to detained

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8 december 2022

Possible forced deportation of French-Palestinian lawyer Salah Hammouri

Occupied Palestinian Territory

Lawyers for Lawyers is concerned about the possible forced deportation of the French-Palestinian human rights lawyer Salah Hammouri. Mr. Hammouri has been held in pre-trial detention for nine months already, and is currently fighting the revocation of his Jerusalem residency.

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7 december 2022

Kroniek van een aangekondigde dood, maar dan in Turkije

Türkiye

Tahir Elçi, advocaat en deken van de Orde van Advocaten van Diyarbakir in Zuidoost-Turkije, werd op zaterdag 28 november 2015 meteen na een persconferentie op klaarlichte dag door het hoofd geschoten en overleed ter plekke. De vrouw van Tahir Elci

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5 december 2022

Joint letter: arrest and house arrest of Elchin Sadigov

Azerbaijan

In a joint letter to the Prosecutor General of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Lawyers for Lawyers and the International Observatory for Lawyers have expressed their concern about the pre-trial detention and house arrest of lawyer Elchin Sadigov. On 10 September 2022,

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25 november 2022

Lawyers for Lawyers monitor hearing in the murder trial of Tahir Elçi

Türkiye

On 23 November 2022, representatives of Lawyers for Lawyers and the Fédération des Barreaux d’Europe, observed the hearing in the trial on the murder of, the late president of the Diyarbakır Bar Association. Tahir Elçi was killed by a single

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