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20 October 2021

Chang Weiping allowed first consultation with lawyer, recounts ill-treatment

China

For the first time since his arrest on 22 October 2020, Chang Weiping was finally able to consult his lawyer on 14 September 2021. Mr. Chang’s lawyer has reported that Mr. Chang was subjected to torture, as he was forced

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20 October 2021

Letter on the killings of Atty. Juan Macababad, Atty. Rex Fernandez and Atty. Sitti Gilda Mahinay-Sapie

Philippines

In a letter to President Duterte, Lawyers for Lawyers expressed concern about the recent killings of Atty. Juan Macababad, Atty. Rex Fernandez and Atty. Sitti Gilda Mahinay-Sapie and the further deteriorating situation of lawyers in the Philippines. Lawyers for Lawyers

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13 October 2021

Joint statement on the intimidation of Mohammed Sablouh

Human rights organizations, including Lawyers for Lawyers, are gravely concerned by the Lebanese authorities’ recent attempts to silence and discredit Mohammed Sablouh, a human rights lawyer defending victims of torture and Syrian refugees facing deportation. The actions of the Lebanese

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10 October 2021

Report: Legal Report on Indictment – Veysel Ok

Turkey

Lawyers for Lawyers has authored a report for the PEN Norway Turkey Indictment Project. The report is titled “Legal Report on Indictment: Veysel Ok” and investigates and reflects upon the flaws of the 2016 indictment issued against the lawyer Veysel

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8 October 2021

Joint oral statement to the Human Rights Council on the Philippines

Philippines

On 7 October, Lawyers for Lawyers, Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada, the Law Society of England and Wales, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI), the International Association of Democratic Lawyers (IADL), the International Service for Human Rights (ISHR), and

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8 October 2021

Pre-session Tajikistan

Tajikistan

On 7 October 2021, Lawyers for Lawyers (L4L), together with the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI), attended the online pre-session organized by UPR Info on the Universal Period Review (UPR) of Tajikistan in Geneva. The statement was presented

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8 October 2021

Two years since Ali Jasseb Hattab Al-Heliji has forcibly disappeared

Iraq

The whereabouts of human rights lawyer Ali Jaseb Hatteb Al-Heliji from Iraq remain unknown exactly two years after he was abducted by armed men on 8 October 2019. Mr. Al-Heliji is a human rights lawyer and a member of the

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7 October 2021

Advocacy charter Hungary

Hungary

Lawyers for Lawyers, together with the International Bar Association Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI), submitted an advocacy charter to several country delegations to draw attention to the situation of lawyers in Hungary with regard to the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of

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7 October 2021

Advocacy charter Thailand

Thailand

Lawyers for Lawyers submitted an advocacy charter to several country delegations to draw attention to the situation of lawyers in Thailand regarding the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Thailand. In March 2021 Lawyers for Lawyers submitted a report for the UPR of Thailand. Lawyers for Lawyers called

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1 October 2021

Appeal for UAE to release detained human rights activists ahead of Dubai Expo

United Arab Emirates

As the Expo Dubai 2020 opens for six months starting on 1 October 2021 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) under the motto “Connecting Minds and Creating the Future through sustainability, mobility and opportunity”, we the undersigned call on the

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1 October 2021

Myanmar, Colombia, China: joint oral statement during the id on the UPR

On 1 October, Lawyers for Lawyers Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada, the Law Society of England and Wales, the International Commission of Jurists, the International Service for Human Rights, and the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute delivered an oral statement

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29 September 2021

Concerns about criminal investigation into Thai lawyer Waraporn Utairangsee

Thailand

Lawyers for Lawyers is concerned about criminal proceedings that have been initiated against Thai lawyer Waraporn Utairangsee for actions undertaken in her capacity as legal representative of the ethnic Karen minority group. Waraporn Utairangsee is a lawyer active in Thailand

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