Belarus Dissappointing response on letter writing campaign
L4L received a dissappointing response of the Permanent Mission on Belarus to the United Nations. This was sent in response to a letter writing campaign for Aleh Volchek that was sent in February 2012.
As seen on the picture, the letters of the writing campaign were to be returned ‘as not requested information’.
Robert Roșu released from prison
Lawyers for Lawyers welcomes the news that Robert Roșu, partner at the law firm Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii in Bucharest, will be released from Rahova prison today after his appeal was admitted by the High Court of Cassation and Justice.Lees verder
Four years since the arrest of Selçuk Kozağaçlı
Today, 8 November 2021, it has been exactly four years since the arrest of lawyer Selçuk Kozağaçlı from Turkey. On the 6 November 2017, Selçuk Kozağaçlı was arrested and charged with “membership of a terrorist organisation”. Two years later, inLees verder
Prison sentence Buzurgmehr Yorov shortened by four years
It has been reported that on 18 October 2021 the lengthy prison sentence of the jailed Tajik lawyer, Buzurgmehr Yorov, was shortened by four years, meaning that he now has 11.5 years left to serve. Apparently this was part ofLees verder
Joint letter on the reported torture of Payam Derafshan
In a joint letter Lawyers for Lawyers and the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE) express concern over the reported acts of torture against Iranian human rights lawyer Payam Derafshan. Payam Derafshan is a well-known human rightsLees verder