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20 oktober 2021

Chang Weiping allowed first consultation with lawyer, recounts ill-treatment

China

For the first time since his arrest on 22 October 2020, Chang Weiping was finally able to consult his lawyer on 14 September 2021. Mr. Chang’s lawyer has reported that Mr. Chang was subjected to torture, as he was forced

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13 oktober 2021

Joint statement on the intimidation against Mohammed Sablouh

Human rights organizations, including Lawyers for Lawyers, are gravely concerned by the Lebanese authorities’ recent attempts to silence and discredit Mohammed Sablouh, a human rights lawyer defending victims of torture and Syrian refugees facing deportation. The actions of the Lebanese

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10 oktober 2021

Report: Legal Report on Indictment – Veysel Ok

Turkey

Lawyers for Lawyers has authored a report for the PEN Norway Turkey Indictment Project. The report is titled “Legal Report on Indictment: Veysel Ok” and investigates and reflects upon the flaws of the 2016 indictment issued against the lawyer Veysel

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8 oktober 2021

Two years since Ali Jasseb Hattab Al-Heliji has forcibly disappeared

Irak

The whereabouts of human rights lawyer Ali Jaseb Hatteb Al-Heliji from Iraq remain unknown exactly two years 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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1 oktober 2021

Appeal for UAE to release detained human rights activists ahead of Dubai Expo

United Arab Emirates

As the Expo Dubai 2020 opens for six months starting on 1 October 2021 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) under the motto “Connecting Minds and Creating the Future through sustainability, mobility and opportunity”, we the undersigned call on the

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1 oktober 2021

Myanmar, Colombia, China: joint oral statement during the id on the UPR

On 1 October, Lawyers for Lawyers Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada, the Law Society of England and Wales, the International Commission of Jurists, the International Service for Human Rights, and the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute delivered an oral statement

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29 september 2021

Concerns about criminal investigation into Thai lawyer Waraporn Utairangsee

Thailand

Lawyers for Lawyers is concerned about criminal proceedings that have been initiated against Thai lawyer Waraporn Utairangsee for actions undertaken in her capacity as legal representative of the ethnic Karen minority group. Waraporn Utairangsee is a lawyer active in Thailand

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29 september 2021

Two years since the arrest of Mohamed El-Baqer

Egypt

Precisely two years ago, on 29 September 2019, Egyptian lawyer and human rights defender Mohamed El-Baqer was arrested. He has been in pretrial detention since his arrest. On 13 September 2021 his pretrial detention was once again renewed for another

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27 september 2021

Meeting with lawyer from Turkey

Turkey

Earlier this month, three members of the focus group Turkey had a meeting with a lawyer from Turkey in The Hague and talked about the current situation of lawyers in Turkey. The lawyer outlined that identification of lawyers with their

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21 september 2021

Report: Attacks on Human Rights Lawyers in Zimbabwe

Lawyers for Lawyers and Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) have launched the joint report “Attacks on Human Rights Lawyers in Zimbabwe”. The report reflects on the worrisome trend of increased systematic arrests of a number of Zimbabwean lawyers, and

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20 september 2021

An entire profession on trial

Turkey

Press release issued by the legal Fact Finding Mission, taking place in Istanbul from 15 September to 20 September, to monitor and observe current mass trials against lawyers in Turkey. A group of approximately 30 lawyers from Belgium, France, Germany,

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15 september 2021

Uganda drops money laundering charges against Nicholas Opiyo

Uganda

Lawyers for Lawyers welcomes the news that the charges against lawyer and human rights defender Nicholas Opiyo were dropped on Monday 13 September 2021. Lawyers for Lawyers has previously issued a joint statement on Mr Opiyo’s behalf in January 2021.

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