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3 april 2020

Human rights lawyer Ayşegül Çağatay released from prison

Turkey

Lawyers for Lawyers welcomes the news that human rights lawyer Ayşegül Çağatay from Turkey has been released from prison on bail on 31 March 2020! On 20 June 2019, police raided the People’s Law Office (Halkın Hukuk Bürosu). Ayşegül Çağatay

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31 maart 2020

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

Egypt

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

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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20 maart 2020

Iranian New Year: situation of lawyers on the ‘Nowruz’

Iran

سال نو مبارک (happy new year)! Today marks the start of the Iranian New Year. Unfortunately, the ‘Nowruz’ does not seem to bring prosperity and happiness for many human rights lawyers who have been detained and prosecuted by the Iranian

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18 maart 2020

Ding Jiaxi remains in custody following 1226 Crackdown arrest

China

Former human rights lawyer Ding Jiaxi remains detained following an arrest by police in Shandong Province, China on 26 December 2019. Ding’s arrest is part of a large-scale crackdown targeting human rights lawyers and citizen activists, which has been labelled

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9 maart 2020

Disbarment Amanzhol Mukhamedyarov and Erlan Gazumzhanov

On 26 February 2020, the Supreme Court of the Republic of Kazakhstan decided to disbar lawyers Amanzhol Mukhamedyarov and Erlan Gazumzhanov. Both Amanzhol Mukhamedyarov, the Chair of the Committee on the Rights of Lawyers of the Kazakhstan Bar Association, and

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1 maart 2020

Lawyers for Lawyers zoekt nieuwe vrijwilligers voor focusgroep ‘twinning’

Gemiddeld 5-8 uur/pm, per 1 mei 2020 Voor een lopend project zoekt Lawyers for Lawyers advocaten die zich voor een periode van één jaar willen inzetten als buddy voor een aantal Oost-Afrikaanse advocaten. Aangezien een aantal van de advocaten enkel

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28 februari 2020

Case Tito Elia Magoti postponed for the fifth time

It has been reported that Tanzanian human rights lawyer Tito Elia Magoti remains behind bars as the Kisutu Resident Magistrate Court in Dar es Salaam postponed his case for the fifth time on 19 February 2020. Mr. Magoti is a

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27 februari 2020

Human rights lawyer Hani Hussain imprisoned

Kuwait

On 19 February 2020, the Kuwaiti security forces arrested Kuwaiti human rights lawyer Hani Hussain. Consequently, the Public Prosecution ordered imprisonment for 21 days. This was reported by the Gulf Centre of Human Rights (GCHR). The Public Prosecution ordered the

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26 februari 2020

Hossein Ahmadiniaz: ,,Rule of law non-existent in Iran”

Iran

”My profession requires me to be brave” Text: Johan van Uffelen Today, February 26, is ‘Lawyers Day’ in Iran. ,,But it  only has any meaning for independent lawyers like me”, says Iranian human rights defender Hossein Ahmadiniaz (47). ,,This date does not

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25 februari 2020

Amirsalar Davoudi on hunger strike

Iran

It has been reported that Iranian human rights lawyer Amirsalar Davoudi has sent out on open letter from prison, stating that since 9 February 2020, he has been on hunger strike. In his open letter, Davoudi said that he wanted

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25 januari 2020

Chinese New Year: situation of lawyers in the Year of the Rat

China

新年快乐 (happy new year)! Today marks the start of the Chinese New Year and the start of the Spring Festival. Unfortunately, the Year of the Rat does not seem to bring prosperity and happiness for many human rights lawyers and

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