Third quarterly update: #FreeTheLawyers Campaign
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 these actions by giving you a quarterly update about all the activities that we have undertaken from mid-July to October 2020. The recap can be found by clicking here.
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, Li Yuhan and Yu Wensheng from China, Selçuk Kozağaçlı from Turkey, Nasrin Sotoudeh from Iran, and Buzurgmehr Yorov from Tajikistan.
Would like to know how you can support the lawyers from our campaign? Please click here!
See the links to our #FreeTheLawyers campaign posts below and click here for our recap.
Link to posts:
Joint statement concerning the killing of Tahir Elçi and lack of effective investigation into his death
Lawyers for Lawyers, together with 42 other organizations, raised concerns about the lack of effective investigation into the killing of lawyer Tahir Elçi in a joint statement. We call on the Turkish authorities to ensure that, amongst other things, the caseLees verder
Two years since the arrest of Amirsalar Davoudi
Precisely two years ago, on 20 November 2018, Iranian human rights lawyer Amirsalar Davoudi was arrested while he was in his office in Tehran. Until this day, Amirsalar Davoudi remains detained in the notorious Evin prison. Davoudi has been sentencedLees verder
Levent Pişkin acquitted
Levent Pişkin, a prominent human rights lawyer and defender from Turkey, has been acquitted of all charges at the final hearing in his court case held on 18 November 2020. The judicial harassment of Mr. Pişkin started three years ago.Lees verder
Order to disbar Lilia Hemedzhy
In August 2020, the Southern District Military Court in Rostov-on-Don issued a court order to a Bar Association to disbar lawyer Lilia Hemedzhy. According to the court, Hemedzhy violated the rules of etiquette and the rules of procedure. Hemedzhy isLees verder