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6 februari 2020

Joint letter on threats against Adil Meléndez

Colombia

In a joint letter the Colombian Caravana, Lawyers for Lawyers and several other organizations expressed concern about the recent threats made against Colombian human rights lawyer Adil Meléndez. Adil Jose Meléndez Marquez is a prominent Colombian human rights lawyer. He

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14 december 2019

Open letter on disciplinary measures against Shahla Humbatova

Azerbaijan

In an open letter to the Presidium of the Azerbaijani Bar Association Lawyers for Lawyers together with several other organizations expressed concern about the disproportionate disciplinary measures against lawyer Shahla Humbatova. She is now facing suspension and pending disbarment. Humbatova

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9 december 2019

Joint open letter to Chinese authorities

China

In a joint open letter to the Ministry of Justice of the People’s Republic of China and the All China Lawyers Association, Lawyers for Lawyers together with several other organisations expressed concern about the deteriorating situation of human rights lawyers

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13 november 2019

Open letter calling for release of Al-Roken

United Arab Emirates

In an open letter to the authorities of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Lawyers for Lawyers together with other organisations called for the release of prominent lawyer and human rights defender Dr Mohammed Al-Roken. The UAE President, Sheikh Khalifa bin

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6 november 2019

Joint letter on threats against Germán Romero Sánchez

Colombia

In a joint letter to the Colombian authorities Lawyers for Lawyers, Lawyers Rights Watch Canada, Colombian Caravana, Fundación Abogacía Española, Observatoire International des Avocats and Illustre Colegio de la Abogacia de Bizkaia expressed concerns about the imminent risk to lawyer

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30 september 2019

Letter on arrest Mahienour El-Massry

Egypt

Lawyers for Lawyers is deeply concerned about the arrest of Egyptian lawyer and human rights defender Mahienour El-Massry in Cairo. We expressed these concerns in a letter to the Egyptian authorities. On 22 September 2019, Mahienour El-Massry was arrested by

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16 september 2019

Letter on behalf of Veronica Koman

Indonesia

In a joint letter to the Indonesian authorities Lawyers for Lawyers (L4L) and Lawyers Rights Watch Canada (LWRC) expressed concerns about the recent charges filed against Indonesian lawyer Veronica Koman. She is the lawyer of a group of Papuan students

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22 augustus 2019

Letter on murder of Atty. Trinidad

Philippines

On 23 July 2019, Atty. Anthony Trinidad was killed in an attack by unidentified motorcycle-riding men in Guihulngan City in Negros Oriental. Lawyers for Lawyers has reason to believe that the killing of Atty. Trinidad is connected to his legitimate

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23 juli 2019

Joint letter on behalf of Badri Bhusal

Nepal

In a joint letter the Law Society of England and Wales and Lawyers for Lawyers expressed concerns about the recent threats against lawyer Badri Bhusal and others involved in the Nirmala Panta case. Mr. Badri Bhusal is a Nepalese lawyer,

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10 april 2019

Letter on behalf of Justus Ijeoma

Nigeria

In a letter to the Nigerian authorities Lawyers for Lawyers expressed concern about the maltreatment of lawyer Justus Ijeoma by the police.  Justus Ijeoma is a Nigerian human rights lawyer and the executive director of the International Human Rights and

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9 april 2019

Joint letter on conviction Nasrin Sotoudeh

Iran

On 30 December 2018, lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh was sentenced to 38 years in prison and 148 lashes after being tried in absentia and without access to a legal representative of her own choosing. In a joint letter Lawyers for Lawyers

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20 maart 2019

Concerns over arrests lawyers

Egypt

Lawyers for Lawyers is concerned about the arrests of several lawyers in Egypt. We expressed these concerns in a letter to the Egyptian authorities. According to public reports, members of the Nasr City Police Investigation Department and the National Security

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