First quarterly update: #FreeTheLawyers Campaign
In order to provide protective publicity and support to lawyers who are serving long prison sentences, Lawyers for Lawyers has launched the worldwide two-year long #FreeTheLawyers Campaign on 10 December 2019. The campaign consists of a series of activities, including interventions, social media campaigns, individual petitions and submissions as well as advocacy on targeted cases from different parts of the world.
With our campaign we bring awareness, build support, and inspire action on behalf of lawyers imprisoned for their work. We have highlighted the following lawyers in our campaign: Mahienour El-Massry from Egypt, Wang Quanzhang from China, Selçuk Kozağaçlı from Turkey, Nasrin Sotoudeh from Iran, and Buzurgmehr Yorov from Tajikistan.
Ever since the launch of the campaign, Lawyers for Lawyers has undertaken various actions in the frame of the #FreeTheLawyers Campaign. Lawyers for Lawyers would like to keep you informed about our these actions by giving you a quarterly update about all the activities that we have undertaken from December 2019 to March 2020. The recap can be found below.
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Links to posts:
Statement on the arrest of Haitian lawyer Robinson Pierre-Louis
French version below English: Lawyers for Lawyers is concerned about the judicial harassment of Haitian lawyer Robinson Pierre-Louis. Mr Pierre-Louis is prosecuted for intervening in his capacity as a lawyer in an arms trafficking case. On 1 July 2022, aLees verder
Side-event at the OSCE Warsaw Human Dimension Conference Belarus: without the right to defense
Wednesday September 28th, 15.30-16.30 Description The government crackdown on opposition and critical voices following the 2020 presidential election in Belarus also targeted lawyers defending opposition figures and protestors for speaking out about the rule of law, administration of justice, andLees verder
Vacature: Penningmeester voor het bestuur van Lawyers for Lawyers
Voor het bestuur van Lawyers for Lawyers zijn we per 1 december 2022 op zoek naar een bestuurslid met de functie van penningmeester. Functie Als bestuurslid ben je nauw betrokken bij de groei van de stichting en lever je eenLees verder
Caught in Sri Lankan religious struggle
The Sri Lankan human rights lawyer Hejaaz Hizbullah was detained for almost two years, without knowing why. Meanwhile, there is an indictment, which seems to be out of the blue. He looks relaxed, Hejaaz Hizbullah. During the video interview, theLees verder