First quarterly update: #FreeTheLawyers Campaign
In order to provide protective publicity and support to lawyers who are serving long prison sentences, Lawyers for Lawyers has launched the worldwide two-year long #FreeTheLawyers Campaign on 10 December 2019. The campaign consists of a series of activities, including interventions, social media campaigns, individual petitions and submissions as well as advocacy on targeted cases from different parts of the world.
With our campaign we bring awareness, build support, and inspire action on behalf of lawyers imprisoned for their work. We have highlighted the following lawyers in our campaign: Mahienour El-Massry from Egypt, Wang Quanzhang from China, Selçuk Kozağaçlı from Turkey, Nasrin Sotoudeh from Iran, and Buzurgmehr Yorov from Tajikistan.
Ever since the launch of the campaign, Lawyers for Lawyers has undertaken various actions in the frame of the #FreeTheLawyers Campaign. Lawyers for Lawyers would like to keep you informed about our these actions by giving you a quarterly update about all the activities that we have undertaken from December 2019 to March 2020. The recap can be found below.
Would like to know how you can support the lawyers from our campaign? Please click here!
Links to posts:
7 January: Birthday post Mahienour El-Massry
25 January: Chinese New Year post
28 January: 1 year since sentencing Wang Quanzhang post
10 February: Buzurgmehr Yorov awarded Homo Homini Prize post
15 February: Birthday post Wang Quanzhang
4 March: National Lawyers Day in Iran post
8 March: International Women’s Day post
Chen Wuquan released from prison
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Joint Statement on the harassment of Zimbabwean lawyer Mr. Kudzayi Erick Kadzere
Lawyers for Lawyers, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute, and Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada are concerned about the judicial and physical harassment of Mr. Kudzayi Erick Kadzere. As a lawyer, Mr. Kadzere works on human rights cases and isLees verder
Chinese New Year: Looking back on another year of repression of China’s legal professionals
Today, 22 January, marks the start of the Chinese New Year and the start of the Spring Festival. Hopefully, the start of the Year of the Rabbit will bring a better tide for China’s human rights lawyers compared to theLees verder
Letter to the Lawyers Council of Thailand on the disbarment proceedings against Arnon Nampha
Lawyers for Lawyers again expressed concerns about the disbarment proceedings against lawyer and human rights defender Mr. Arnon Nampha. Lawyers for Lawyers is concerned about the disbarment proceeding against Mr. Arnon Nampha, a lawyer and human rights defender, that isLees verder