Tunisia Mohamed Abbou’s travel ban lifted
Mohamed Abbou was informed by the Tunisian Ministry of Justice and Human Rights on 28 March 2009 that he is permitted to travel abroad freely again. In 2005, after a trial that breached standards of due process, Mohamed Abbou was sentenced to three and a half years imprisonment for committing libel. According to Abbou and several human rights organisations, the true reason for his imprisonment was his advocacy for freedom of expression in Tunisia. Although Mohamed Abbou was released in the summer of 2007, he has been stopped from travelling abroad on several occasions since his release. On a regular basis, L4L, Amnesty International, and other NGOs have requested the Tunisian authorities to consider Abbou’s situation.
Chinese New Year: Looking back on another year of repression of China’s legal professionals
Today, 22 January, marks the start of the Chinese New Year and the start of the Spring Festival. Hopefully, the start of the Year of the Rabbit will bring a better tide for China’s human rights lawyers compared to theLees verder
Letter to the Lawyers Council of Thailand on the disbarment proceedings against Arnon Nampha
Lawyers for Lawyers again expressed concerns about the disbarment proceedings against lawyer and human rights defender Mr. Arnon Nampha. Lawyers for Lawyers is concerned about the disbarment proceeding against Mr. Arnon Nampha, a lawyer and human rights defender, that isLees verder
Lawyers supporting protestors in China targeted by authorities
Lawyers for Lawyers is concerned about reports of lawyers being targeted by the Chinese state security police. The lawyers have been providing pro bono legal advice to people arrested during the recent anti-lockdown protests. In the past few weeks, peacefulLees verder