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2 juli 2020

Concerns about draft bill on the reform of Turkish Bar Associations

Turkey

On 30 June 2020, a ruling-party proposed bill which aims to restructure bar associations was submitted to the Parliament in Turkey. Lawyers from Turkey organized and participated in countrywide protests against the proposed bill. The draft bill was presented to

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18 juni 2020

Joint statement on the verdict of Yu Wensheng after his secret trial

China

Lawyers for Lawyers, together with 17 other signatories, urged the Chinese authorities to release lawyer Yu Wensheng and offer a compensation for the rights violations he has been subjected to during his detainment in a joint statement. Human rights lawyer

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10 juni 2020

Joint letter: continued detention of Buzurgmehr Yorov

Tajikistan

In a joint letter Freedom Now and Lawyers for Lawyers urge the Tajik authorities to implement the recommendations of the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention and ensure the immediate release of Buzurgmehr Yorov. Buzurgmehr Yorov is one of

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2 juni 2020

Submission to UN Human Rights Committee

Russian Federation

In 2021, the UN Human Rights Committee will review the Russian Federation’s compliance with its international human rights obligations, and more in particular the implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. Lawyers for Lawyers has taken the

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1 juni 2020

Letter on criminal investigation launched against Ankara Bar Association and Diyarbakir Bar Association

Turkey

In a letter to the Turkish authorities that was co-signed by Lawyers for Lawyers and nine other signatories, we expressed concern about the criminal investigations that have been launched against Ankara Bar Association and Diyarbakir Bar Association. The investigation against

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18 mei 2020

Letter on the continued detention of Mahienour El-Massry

Egypt

In a letter to the Egyptian authorities Lawyers for Lawyers expressed concern about the continued detention of Egyptian human rights Lawyer Mahienour El-Massry. We also expressed our concern about El-Massry’s safety and well-being amid fears of a possible outbreak of

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24 april 2020

UN urges Iran to immediately release amongst others prisoners of conscience at risk of COVID-19

Iran

Lawyers for Lawyers welcomes the initiative from UN human rights experts on 17 April 2020 to call on Iran to expand its temporary release of thousands of detainees to include prisoners of conscience and dual and foreign nationals still being

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17 april 2020

Joint statement on Wang Quanzhang’s personal freedom after his release

Lawyers for Lawyers, together with 36 other signatories including amongst others human rights organisations, bar associations and individual signatories, urged the Chinese authorities to ensure Wang Quanzhang’s personal freedom after his release and his right to reunite with his family

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16 april 2020

Letter on the continuing attacks against lawyers and the killing of Atty. Dalangin in the Philippines

Philippines

In a letter to the authorities of the Philippines, Lawyers for Lawyers expressed its concern about the increasing attacks against and the continued killings of lawyers. One of the recently killed lawyers is Bayani Dalangin. Wilson Chua, the president of

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16 april 2020

Joint letter on actions taken against Ding Jiaxi and Qin Yongpei

China

In a joint letter Lawyers for Lawyers and China Human Rights Lawyers Concern Group expressed concerns about the actions that were taken against Chinese human rights lawyers Ding Jiaxi and Qin Yongpei.     In December 2019, both Chinese lawyers Ding

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16 april 2020

Letter on the ongoing detention and judicial harassment of Qin Yongpei

China

In a letter to the Chinese authorities Lawyers for Lawyers expressed concern about the ongoing detention and judicial harassment of Chinese human rights lawyer Qin Yongpei. Foto taken from Front Line Defenders In his legal career, Qin Yongpei has defended

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9 april 2020

Monitoring of lawyer Daniel Prado

Colombia

In a letter to the Colombian authorities Lawyers for Lawyers expressed concern about the safety and monitoring of human rights lawyer Daniel Prado. Daniel Prado is a lawyer with the Colombian NGO Inter-Church Commission for Justice and Peace (CIJP). For more

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