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:
Vietnamese lawyers Dang Dinh Manh, Dao Kim Lan and Nguyen Van Mieng forced to flee their country
Laywers for Lawyers is concerned about the judicial harassment of the Vietnamese lawyers Dang Dinh Manh, Dao Kim Lan and Nguyen Van Mieng. The three lawyers were summoned by the police in the Long An province on suspicion of abusingLees verder
Oud bestuurslid Joost Italianer overleden
Foto: Gregor Servais Lawyers for Lawyers ontving het verdrietige nieuws dat Joost Italianer op 9 september 2023 na een langdurige ziekte is overleden. Joost was advocaat bij NautaDutilh, begenadigd jazzpianist en, van 2004 tot 2015, bestuurslid van Lawyers for Lawyers.Lees verder
Philippine lawyer Maria Alzate killed in broad daylight
Atty. Maria Alzate, a Philippine lawyer known for defending the poor, was killed on Thursday September 14, in Abra province, in the north of the country. In broad daylight, two unidentified assassins on a motorcycle shot her at close range,Lees verder
Zimbabwean lawyers Tapiwa Muchineripi and Doug Coltart arrested
L4L is worried about the news of Zimbabwean lawyers Tapiwa Muchineripi and Doug Coltart being arrested in the evening of 4 September. The lawyers were defending their hospitalized clients, before they were arrested on suspicion of obstructing justice. Their clients,Lees verder