Human Rights Day: Join Lawyers for Lawyers's campaigns!
9 December 2016

Human Rights Day: Join Lawyers for Lawyers’s campaigns!

On 10 December – Human Rights Day- people from all over the world will write letters. For those who are in prison, who are tortured or who are threatened. Among them are many lawyers that Lawyers for Lawyers is campaigning for. On a regular basis, we support lawyers by writing letters to the authorities of the country where the lawyer is based. To increase the effect of these letter-writing actions, we ask individual lawyers to write too. Furthermore, we try to raise awareness for the situation of lawyers through social media attention. Join our campaigns, and help your colleagues!

Write a letter for Erin Keskin from Turkey

The situation of lawyers in Turkey gravely deteriorated the last couple of years. Also prominent lawyer Eren Keskin is facing difficulties in exercising her professional activities.

Eren Keskin was convicted in December 2014 of “insulting the Turkish state” because in 2005 she spoke out against the killing of a 12-year-old boy by the army. She was sentenced to one year in prison, reduced to ten months.

Help Eren and join our actions! You can do that by participating in the letter writing campaign we organized. Click here to join!

Share Razan Zaitouneh’s picture on social media

Razan Zaitouneh has been one of the key lawyers defending political prisoners in Syria since 2001. Since the beginning of the crisis in 2011, Razan Zeitouneh has played a key role in efforts to defend human rights for all and protect independent groups and activists in Syria. She was abducted, together with her husband and two colleagues, on 9 December 2013 in Douma. Since then, no one has heard of them. We already campaigned on her behalf.

Help us to make sure that Razan will not be forgotten! You can:

– Share Razan’s picture on Facebook
– Write a Tweet about Razan with the hashtag #FreeRAZAN


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