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4 December 2018

L4L and FTW observe hearing lawyers Ezilenlerin Hukuk Bürosu

Turkey

On 29 November 2018 representatives of Lawyers for Lawyers (L4L), Fair Trial Watch (FTW) and lawyers from Switzerland and the Netherlands observed the second hearing in the trial against lawyers Sezin Uçar, Őzlem Gümüstas and Gülhan Kaya of Ezilenlerin Hukuk

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26 November 2018

Lawyer Benjamin Ramos shot and killed

Philippines

On 6 November 2018, lawyer Benjamin Ramos from the Philippines was shot and killed by two unidentified men. He was 56 years old. Lawyers for Lawyers has reason to believe the killing of Atty. Ramos is connected to his legitimate activities.

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25 November 2018

Conditional release of lawyer Soltani

Iran

On 21 November 2018 prominent human rights lawyer Abdolfattah Soltani was conditionally released by Court order. This was reported by the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders. Abdolfattah Soltani is a prominent human rights lawyer, and was spokesman for

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8 November 2018

Human rights lawyer’s car set on fire

Russian Federation

On 4 november during the night the car of human rights lawyer Lyudmila Aleksandrovna was set on fire. This was reported by Frontline Defenders on their website. Lyudmila Aleksandrovna is a lawyer working in the Krasnodar region. There have been

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30 October 2018

Tajikistan: arrest and detention of lawyers

Tajikistan

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 who

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26 October 2018

Petition to UN WGAD on behalf of lawyer Yorov

Tajikistan

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 that

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25 October 2018

Arrest of lawyer Mikhail Benyash

Russian Federation

On 9 September 2018, lawyer Mikhail Benyash was arrested after going to the city of Krasnodar to provide legal assistance to participants in a peaceful rally against pension reforms. The court ordered his release on bail on 23 October. The

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13 October 2018

Blog: Pre-session China

On behalf of Laywers for Lawyers and Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada, Su Chun Lin (Florent) and Melissa Slaghekke (Cleerdin & Hamer) attended the pre-session organized by UPR-Info on the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of China. Read their blog here. The

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26 September 2018

Oral statement on UPR Outcome

Russian Federation

Op 21 september 2018,  Lawyers for Lawyers delivered an oral statement during the 39th Session of the UN Human Rights Council. During this session, the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Outcome Report of the Russian Federation was adopted. Lawyers for Lawyers had already

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25 September 2018

Joint oral statement on UPR outcome

Colombia

Op 20 september 2018, Lawyers for Lawyers and Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada delivered an oral statement during the 39th Session of the UN Human Rights Council. During this session, the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Outcome Report of Colombia was adopted. Lawyers for

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25 September 2018

Oral statement on UPR outcome

Azerbaijan

On 20 September 2018, Lawyers for Lawyers delivered an oral statement during the 39th Session of the UN Human Rights Council. During this session, the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Outcome Report of Azerbaijan was adopted. Lawyers for Lawyers had already submitted a

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24 September 2018

Caravana Blog #10

Colombia

Day 12 (Final blog): Blood, sweat and tears I could have come up with a more original title for my last blog. I know. However, after reading what I have to say I hope you understand why I still chose

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