Greetings cards action

Messages of solidarity and support can encourage and inspire others to take action. Moreover, they send a clear signal to the authorities that their actions are being watched. Writing greeting cards or writing and sharing social media posts can contribute to the release of unjustly imprisoned lawyers or can help generate protective publicity.

As part as our #FreeTheLawyers campaign, Lawyers for Lawyers has highlighted the cases of six of courageous lawyers who are unjustly jailed for upholding the rule of law: Mahienour El-Massry from Egypt, Selçuk Kozağaçlı from Turkey, Li Yuhan and Yu Wensheng from China, Nasrin Sotoudeh from Iran, and Buzurgmehr Yorov from Tajikistan. All lawyers are featured on this page.

Please send your cards to the post office box below and mention the name of the lawyer you would like to address your card to in the card. Do not send any religious card. The team of Lawyers for Lawyers will make sure that your cards will be forwarded to the lawyer to whom you have addressed your card!

Lawyers for Lawyers

PO box 15732

1001 NE Amsterdam

The Netherlands

Social media actions 

Lawyers for Lawyers has been actively raising awareness about the jailed lawyers that are featured in our campaign via our social media channels by using the #FreeTheLawyers. We ask attention for amongst other things, the birthdays of the jailed lawyers and International UN days that relate to the lawyers. We also commemorate the sentencing and the imprisonment of the lawyers. Moreover, we keep the public informed any new developments. We welcome you to share our posts or write a post about one of the lawyers yourself by using the #FreeTheLawyers. Follow our Facebook and Twitter page to stay up to date!

Would you like show support for unjustly jailed lawyers? The texts that are posted below can be copy and pasted to your social media accounts.

  • Take action for unjustly jailed lawyers by writing a greetings card: #FreeTheLawyers
  • Dear (name of lawyer), you are not alone in your struggle. We will keep raising our voice for you #FreeTheLawyers