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30 november 2021

Letter on the sentencing of Leanid Sudalenka

Belarus

In a letter, Lawyers for Lawyers expresses concern about the recent sentencing of Belarusian lawyer Leanid Sudalenka. On 5 February 2021, we previously raised concern about his arrest and detention in a joint letter. Mr. Sudalenka is the Chairman of

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9 november 2021

Joint letter on the ongoing pre-trial detention of Abderraouf Arslane

Algeria

In a joint letter, Lawyers for Lawyers and seven other signatories, including the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS), express concern about the ongoing pre-trial detention of Algerian lawyer Abderraouf Arslane. Currently, Mr. Arslane is at risk of a

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20 oktober 2021

Letter on the killings of Atty. Juan Macababad, Atty. Rex Fernandez and Atty. Sitti Gilda Mahinay-Sapie

Philippines

In a letter to President Duterte, Lawyers for Lawyers expressed concern about the recent killings of Atty. Juan Macababad, Atty. Rex Fernandez and Atty. Sitti Gilda Mahinay-Sapie and the further deteriorating situation of lawyers in the Philippines. Lawyers for Lawyers

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15 juni 2021

Joint letter on conviction and imprisonment Robert Roșu

Romania

In a joint letter Lawyers for Lawyers and the Law Society of England and Wales express concern about the conviction and imprisonment of lawyer Robert Roșu from Romania. On 17 December 2020, the High Court of Justice and Cassation of Romania

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21 april 2021

Letter on the alleged enforced disappearance of Gao Zhisheng

China

In a joint letter Lawyers for Lawyers and The Law Society of England and Wales express their concern about the alleged enforced disappearance of lawyer Gao Zhisheng. Gao Zhisheng has taken on cases concerning religious minorities, freedom of expression, forced

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9 april 2021

Letter on the continued detention and the precarious health of Hoda Abdelmoneim

Egypt

In a letter to the Egyptian authorities Lawyers for Lawyers expressed concern about the continued detention and the precarious health of 63-year-old human rights lawyer Mrs. Hoda Abdelmoneim. Mrs Abdelmoneim has been arbitrarily detained for over two years. Prior to

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9 april 2021

Letter on the arrest and continued detention of Haitham Mohamadein

Egypt

In a letter to the Egyptian authorities Lawyers for Lawyers expressed concern about the arrest and continued detention of Egyptian human rights lawyer and labor rights defender Haitham Mohamadein. Through his affiliation with the El Nadim Centre for the Rehabilitation

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18 maart 2021

Joint letter on the revocation of license to practice law of five lawyers

Belarus

In a joint letter Lawyers for Lawyers and the Law Society of England and Wales express concern about the revocation of the licenses to practise law of five Belarus lawyers who have been providing legal services to, among others, detained protestors

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17 maart 2021

Joint letter on the imprisonment of Hoda Amid

Iran

In a joint letter Lawyers for Lawyers and Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) express concern about the imprisonment of the Iranian lawyer and women’s rights defender Hoda Amid. Hoda Amid has played a prominent role in educating Iranian women about

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2 maart 2021

Joint action letter to UN Special Rapporteurs: Tahir Elçi

Turkey

Lawyers for Lawyers, together with 47 other lawyers’ and human rights organisations wrote a letter to the United Nations (UN) special mandate holders on the killing of human rights lawyer Tahir Elçi on 28 November 2015 and the lack of

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2 maart 2021

Letter on the enforced disappearance of Islam Salama

Egypt

In a letter to the Egyptian authorities, Lawyers for Lawyers expressed concern about the enforced disappearance of attorney at law Islam Salama. Mr. Salama disappeared after a Court ordered his release on bail on 16 January 2021. To date, his

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17 februari 2021

Letter to the Lawyers Council of Thailand on disbarment proceedings against Anon Nampha

Thailand

In a joint letter, Lawyers for Lawyers and the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), expressed concerns about the disbarment proceedings against lawyer and human rights defender Mr. Anon Nampha, and urged the Lawyers Council of Thailand to dismiss the complaint

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