Tunisia Mohamed Abbou’s travel ban lifted
6 December 2009

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.

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9 August 2022

Continued administrative detention and harassment through judicial proceedings of Salah Hammouri

Occupied Palestinian Territory

The undersigned organisations are gravely concerned about the continued administrative detention and the harassment through judicial proceedings of French-Palestinian lawyer and human rights defender, Salah Hammouri. As a lawyer, Salah Hammouri represents political prisoners in Israeli and Palestinian prisons. On

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1 August 2022

Letter concerning the continued judicial harassment of Juan Carlos Flores Solís and Ana Elizabeth Cabral Pacheco

Mexico

In a letter, Lawyers for Lawyers expresses concern about the judicial harassment of Mexican lawyers Juan Carlos Flores Solís and Ana Elizabeth Cabral Pacheco. Juan Carlos Flores Solís and Ana Elizabeth Cabral Pacheco are working as lawyers of the Comité

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28 July 2022

Joint statement on the trial and detention of Chang Weiping

China

Lawyers for Lawyers, the International Service for Human Rights (ISHR), The 29 Principles, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI), The Rights Practice and Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada are concerned about the (pre-)trial and detention of human rights lawyer

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27 July 2022

Concerns about violence against lawyers in Sri Lanka

Sri-Lanka

Lawyers for Lawyers is concerned about reports of violence being used against lawyers in Sri Lanka who are supporting protesters. At least one lawyer is reported to have been arrested and two lawyers, including the arrested lawyer, to have been

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