On October 22, 2015, the Police Unit for Combating Organized Crime arrested Nuriddin Makhkamov, a lawyer who worked for Yorov’s law firm Sipar. Makhkamov, who, like Yorov, was representing arrested IRPT members, faces swindling charges. On November 20, after Makhkamov went on a hunger strike to protest his arbitrary detention, authorities placed him in solitary confinement for three days. The criminal case was sent to investigate again due to the fact that the lay judge because of illness left the court. From July 18, 2016 began the proceedings from the very beginning.
Today, exactly five years after the arrest of Tajik lawyer Buzurgmehr Yorov, Lawyers for Lawyers has sent a letter to the Tajik authorities calling for the immediate and unconditional release of Buzurgmehr Yorov. Lawyers for Lawyers has grave concerns aboutLees verder
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 ofLees verder
26 May marks Lawyers Day in Tajikistan. On this day, lawyers in Tajikistan celebrate the establishment of the national Bar Association. In order to draw attention to this important day for the independent Tajik legal community, Lawyers for Lawyers hasLees verder
In view of serious threats to his health and life as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Lawyers for Lawyers calls upon the government of Tajikistan to immediately release the human rights lawyer Buzurgmehr Yorov and to provide him withLees verder