Radeef Moustafa is President of the Kurdish Committee for Human Rights (al-Rased) and has represented many human rights defenders, among whom Muhannad al-Hasani, a lawyer.
On 19 December 2010, Moustafa was interrogated in connection with a disciplinary procedure against him that was started on the initiative of the Syrian Bar Association. Moustafa ran the risk of being disbarred for life for leading, without permission from the Bar Association, a human rights organization (al-Rased) and publishing on human rights violations. His former client al-Hassani had been disbarred on similar grounds, before being given a three-year prison sentence in criminal proceedings in June 2010.
Observers were sent to Aleppo on behalf of L4L, but the disciplinary hearing was postponed to 3 April 2011 seemingly because of the presence of international observers, such as L4L. In the end, the disciplinary procedure against Radeef Moustafa resulted in no more than a warning.
Today, 9 December 2018, marks five years since the disappearance of lawyer Razan Zaitouneh. Together with her husband and two colleagues, Razan Zaitouneh disappeared on 9 December 2013 in Douma, after a group of armed men stormed the office of the Violations Documentation Center.Read more
Today, 9 December 2017, marks four years since the disappearance of lawyer Razan Zaitouneh. Together with her husband and two colleagues, Razan Zaitouneh disappeared on 9 December 2013 in Douma, after a group of armed men stormed the office of the Violations Documentation Center.Read more
Since human rights lawyer Razan Zaitouneh, her husband and two colleagues were abducted on 9 December 2013, no one has heard of them. Today, exactly three years after their disappearance, fifty-six organizations, Lawyers for Lawyers amongst them, called for their immediateRead more
On 4 October 2016, 31 organizations, including Lawyers for Lawyers, called for the immediate release of Human Rights Lawyer Khalil Ma’touq and his assistant, Mohamed Thatha. The two men disappeared four years ago, on 2 October 2012. Ma’touq, director of the SyrianRead more