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15 September 2021

Uganda drops money laundering charges against Nicholas Opiyo

Uganda

Lawyers for Lawyers welcomes the news that the charges against lawyer and human rights defender Nicholas Opiyo were dropped on Monday 13 September 2021. Lawyers for Lawyers has previously issued a joint statement on Mr Opiyo’s behalf in January 2021.

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6 September 2021

Study Association NSO Eques raises €3869 for Lawyers for Lawyers.

NSO Eques has raised €3869 for Lawyers for Lawyers through a sponsored sports event. On 27 August 2021, study association NSO Eques from Nijmegen organized a sports event to raise money for Lawyers for Lawyers. The twenty business law students

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1 September 2021

Event ‘Attacks on Human Rights Lawyers in Zimbabwe’ on 21/09/2021

Lawyers for Lawyers, Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) and the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) are organizing an online international conference on the Attacks against Human Rights Lawyers in Zimbabwe, taking place on 21 September 2021 from

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30 August 2021

International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances

Today, 30 August, marks the UN International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances. In recognition of the challenges that victims of enforced disappearance and their families face, Lawyers for Lawyers would like to draw attention to the cases of disappeared

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30 August 2021

Chapter Four closed by Ugandan authorities

Uganda

Lawyers for Lawyers has received concerning reports that the Uganda-based NGO Chapter Four has been closed by the Ugandan authorities. Chapter Four is a civil rights charity working to defend human rights and civil liberties in Uganda at which many

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25 August 2021

Four lawyers arrested in Iran

Iran

Lawyers for Lawyers has received reports that four lawyers have been arrested in Iran on 14 August 2021. The lawyers were preparing to file a lawsuit against state officials for their gross mishandling of the COVID-19 pandemic, but were arrested

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23 August 2021

Who will defend the defenders in Turkey?

Turkey

This piece was originally published on 19 August 2021 on OpenGlobalRights in English; in Turkish; and Spanish. Not long ago, international human rights scholars and experts considered Turkey a promising story of democratic transformation. But both human rights and those

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19 August 2021

Concerns over safety of legal professionals in Afghanistan

Lawyers for Lawyers is gravely concerned about the demise of the rule of law in Afghanistan and the situation of lawyers and all those working in the Afghan justice system, as the Taliban takes control of the Afghan government and

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11 August 2021

Tony Germain Nkina sentenced to 5 years in prison

Burundi

It has been reported that on 15 June 2021 Burundian lawyer Tony Germain Nkina has been sentenced to 5 years in prison, in all likelihood in connection with his professional activities as a lawyer. Tony Germain Nkina is a well-known

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2 August 2021

Joint statement on the repression against Belarusian lawyers and the disbarment of Dmitriy Laevski

Belarus

Together with more than 50 lawyers’ organizations, bar associations, civil society organisations and individual lawyers, Lawyers for Lawyers co-signed a joint statement on the mounting repression against Belarusian lawyers and the disbarment of Dmitriy Laevski. Since peaceful protests in Belarus

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30 July 2021

Statement on the “Day of profession of lawyers of the Republic of Azerbaijan”

Azerbaijan

On this day – 30 July 2021 – Azerbaijan celebrates the Day of profession of lawyers of the Republic of Azerbaijan, a day during which lawyers are placed in the limelight. Lawyers for Lawyers uses this day to reflect on

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22 July 2021

The Hague Young Bar Association raises €8000 for Lawyers for Lawyers

The Hague Young Bar Association has raised €8000 for Lawyers for Lawyers through their ”Hapweg” auction and additional donations. On 16 July 2021, the The Hague Young Bar Association organized a barbecue and auction to raise money for Lawyers for

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