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10 June 2020

Joint letter: continued detention of Buzurgmehr Yorov

Tajikistan

In a joint letter Freedom Now and Lawyers for Lawyers urge the Tajik authorities to implement the recommendations of the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention and ensure the immediate release of Buzurgmehr Yorov. Buzurgmehr Yorov is one of

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1 June 2020

Letter on criminal investigation launched against Ankara Bar Association and Diyarbakir Bar Association

Turkey

In a letter to the Turkish authorities that was co-signed by Lawyers for Lawyers and nine other signatories, we expressed concern about the criminal investigations that have been launched against Ankara Bar Association and Diyarbakir Bar Association. The investigation against

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18 May 2020

Letter on the continued detention of Mahienour El-Massry

Egypt

In a letter to the Egyptian authorities Lawyers for Lawyers expressed concern about the continued detention of Egyptian human rights Lawyer Mahienour El-Massry. We also expressed our concern about El-Massry’s safety and well-being amid fears of a possible outbreak of

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16 April 2020

Letter on the continuing attacks against lawyers and the killing of Atty. Dalangin in the Philippines

Philippines

In a letter to the authorities of the Philippines, Lawyers for Lawyers expressed its concern about the increasing attacks against and the continued killings of lawyers. One of the recently killed lawyers is Bayani Dalangin. Wilson Chua, the president of

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16 April 2020

Joint letter on actions taken against Ding Jiaxi and Qin Yongpei

China

In a joint letter Lawyers for Lawyers and China Human Rights Lawyers Concern Group expressed concerns about the actions that were taken against Chinese human rights lawyers Ding Jiaxi and Qin Yongpei.     In December 2019, both Chinese lawyers Ding

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16 April 2020

Letter on the ongoing detention and judicial harassment of Qin Yongpei

China

In a letter to the Chinese authorities Lawyers for Lawyers expressed concern about the ongoing detention and judicial harassment of Chinese human rights lawyer Qin Yongpei. Foto taken from Front Line Defenders In his legal career, Qin Yongpei has defended

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9 April 2020

Monitoring of lawyer Daniel Prado

Colombia

In a letter to the Colombian authorities Lawyers for Lawyers expressed concern about the safety and monitoring of human rights lawyer Daniel Prado. Daniel Prado is a lawyer with the Colombian NGO Inter-Church Commission for Justice and Peace (CIJP). For more

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1 April 2020

Letter on continuing judicial harassment of lawyers in Turkey

Turkey

In a letter to the Turkish authorities Lawyers for Lawyers expressed concern about the continuing judicial harassment of multiple prominent human rights lawyers from Turkey.  On 12 March 2020 the houses and offices of Messrs. Özkan Avcı and Zeynep Işık

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15 March 2020

Unannounced visits to offices of LBH APIK

Lawyers for Lawyers and Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada have called on the Indonesian authorities to conduct a professional and independent investigation into the conduct of the people, including the 4 police officers, who made unannounced visits without a search warrant

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11 March 2020

Letter on the arrest and attack on lawyer Douglas Coltart

Zimbabwe

In a letter to the Zimbabwean authorities Lawyers for Lawyers expressed concern about the arrest and attack on Zimbabwean human rights lawyer Douglas Coltart. Douglas Coltart is a human rights lawyer and a member of the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human

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6 February 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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