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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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5 februari 2021

Joint letter on the arrest and detention of Leanid Sudalenka

Belarus

In a joint letter Lawyers for Lawyers and the Law Society for England and Wales express concern about the arrest and detention of Belarusian lawyer Leanid Sudalenka. On 5 January 2021, the offices of Leanid Sudalenka, the Chairman of the

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21 januari 2021

Joint petition letter on Yu Wensheng

China

In a petition letter adressed to the Chinese authorities, lawyers’ organisations and legal professionals from all over the world, including Lawyers for Lawyers, express concern about Yu Wensheng’s scheduled transfer to prison in Jiangsu and his health condition. Human rights

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4 november 2020

Joint letter on the arrest of Chang Weiping

China

In a joint letter Lawyers for Lawyers and China Human Rights Lawyers Concern Group expressed concerns about the arrest of Chinese human rights lawyer Chang Weiping. Chang Weiping (Mr. Chang), whose certificate to practice law was suspended in January 2020,

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3 november 2020

Joint letter on revocation licenses of Aliaksandr Pylchanka and Yulia Levanchuk

Belarus

In a joint letter Lawyers for Lawyers and the Law Society of England and Wales have expressed concerns about the revocation of the licenses to practise law of the Belarus lawyers Aliaksandr Pylchanka and Yulia Levanchuk on 15 October 2020. Mr.

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