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30 november 2021

Letter on the sentencing of Leanid Sudalenka

Belarus

In a letter, Lawyers for Lawyers expresses concern about the recent sentencing of Belarusian lawyer Leanid Sudalenka. On 5 February 2021, we previously raised concern about his arrest and detention in a joint letter. Mr. Sudalenka is the Chairman of

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25 november 2021

Joint statement on the harassment of Edem Semedliaiev

We, the undersigned organizations, are concerned about the detention, conviction and sentencing of lawyer Edem Semedliaiev from Crimea. On 25 October 2021, Russian police arrested 21 Crimean residents in Simferopol on administrative charges of ‘organizing public assemblies that led to

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23 november 2021

Robert Roșu released from prison

Romania

Lawyers for Lawyers welcomes the news that Robert Roșu, partner at the law firm Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii in Bucharest, will be released from Rahova prison today after his appeal was admitted by the High Court of Cassation and Justice.

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9 november 2021

Joint letter on the ongoing pre-trial detention of Abderraouf Arslane

Algeria

In a joint letter, Lawyers for Lawyers and seven other signatories, including the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS), express concern about the ongoing pre-trial detention of Algerian lawyer Abderraouf Arslane. Currently, Mr. Arslane is at risk of a

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9 november 2021

Oproep demonstratie Turkse consulaat

Op 16 november 2021 komen advocaten in actie ter ondersteuning van de Turkse advocaten en rechters èn om op te roepen tot onmiddellijke vrijlating van advocaten die vervolgd worden vanwege de uitoefening van hun beroep. Ook u kunt in actie

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8 november 2021

Uitnodiging: seminar en uitreiking Lawyers for Lawyers Award

Lawyers for Lawyers en de Amsterdamse Orde van Advocaten nodigen u uit om deel te nemen aan het seminar ‘Resilience of Lawyers in Different European Contexts’ en de uitreiking van de Lawyers for Lawyers Award 2021 in theater de Rode

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8 november 2021

Four years since the arrest of Selçuk Kozağaçlı

Turkey

Today, 8 November 2021, it has been exactly four years since the arrest of lawyer Selçuk Kozağaçlı from Turkey. On the 6 November 2017, Selçuk Kozağaçlı was arrested and charged with “membership of a terrorist organisation”. Two years later, in

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8 november 2021

Prison sentence Buzurgmehr Yorov shortened by four years

Tajikistan

It has been reported that on 18 October 2021 the lengthy prison sentence of the jailed Tajik lawyer, Buzurgmehr Yorov, was shortened by four years, meaning that he now has 11.5 years left to serve. Apparently this was part of

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2 november 2021

Joint letter on the reported torture of Payam Derafshan

Iran

In a joint letter Lawyers for Lawyers and the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE) express concern over the reported acts of torture against Iranian human rights lawyer Payam Derafshan. Payam Derafshan is a well-known human rights

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1 november 2021

Report: Legal Report on Indictment – Adana Bar Association

Turkey

Lawyers for Lawyers has authored a report for the PEN Norway Turkey Indictment Project. The report is titled “Legal Report on Indictment: Adana Bar Association” and examines and reflects upon the flaws of the 2018 indictment issued against seven lawyers

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28 oktober 2021

Joint statement: Bar Association of Belarus should reinstate disbarred lawyer Natalia Matskevich

Belarus

Lawyers for Lawyers, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE), European Association of Lawyers (AEA-EAL), Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights (HFHR) and the Centre for Constitutionalism and Human Rights of the

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28 oktober 2021

Training on the framework of the Dutch Bar, ethics and the disciplinary system in the Netherlands

Kazakhstan

On 21 and 22 October 2021, Lawyers for Lawyers provided an online training course on the legal and ethical framework for lawyers in the Netherlands to a group of 65 lawyers, legal advisors, representatives of the Bar Associations and Legal

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