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 Lawyers for Lawyers delivered an oral statement during the 126th session of the Human Rights Committee for the review of Tajikistan’s compliance with it’s international human rights obligations. In July 2018, Lawyers for Lawyers submitted a submission for the ListLees verder
Washington, D.C. / Amsterdam – The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has issued an opinion finding the detention of Tajik human rights lawyer Buzurgmehr Yorov to be a violation of international law. The UN concluded that the chargesLees verder
Together with the Law Society of England and Wales and Lawyers Rights Watch Canada, Lawyers for Lawyers sent a letter to authorities in Tajikistan. The letter focuses on the arrest and detention of lawyers in that country, specifically those whoLees verder
On October 22, 2018, Freedom Now, Lawyers for Lawyers, Hogan Lovells US LLP, and DLA Piper UK LLP filed a petition with the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention on behalf of human rights lawyer Buzurgmehr Yorov. The organizations argue thatLees verder