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9 augustus 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 augustus 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 juli 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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28 juli 2022

Iran: UPR mid-term report

Iran

In preparation of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Iran in 2025, Lawyers for Lawyers has written a mid-term report. In this report, we set out to what extent Iran has implemented the recommendations it accepted during the 2019 UPR process

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27 juli 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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27 juli 2022

Charles Hector Fernandez: “Review of environmental legislation is urgently needed”

Malaysia

Malaysian environmental human rights lawyer Charles Hector Fernandez was one of the speakers at the Lawyers for Lawyers seminar on environmental justice and the work of environmental lawyers. Fernandez has been in the news several times in recent years, including

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26 juli 2022

The Hague Young Bar Association raises €7120 for Lawyers for Lawyers

The The Hague Young Bar Association has raised €7120 for Lawyers for Lawyers through their annual ”Hapweg” auction. On 22 July 2022, the The Hague Young Bar Association organized a barbecue and auction to raise money for Lawyers for Lawyers.

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25 juli 2022

Mohamed Ramadan released from prison

Egypt

Lawyers for Lawyers welcomes the news that Egyptian human rights lawyer Mohamed Ramadan has been released from prison after 4 years of pretrial detention. Mr. Ramadan had been arrested on 10 December 2018. Mohamed Ramadan is a human rights lawyer

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18 juli 2022

UPR submission Sri Lanka

Sri-Lanka

On 14 July 2022, Lawyers for Lawyers submitted a  report for the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Sri Lanka. The next UPR of Sri Lanka will take place in January 2023. The report highlights concerns regarding Sri Lanka’s compliance with

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18 juli 2022

Joint letter on the continued detention of lawyer Pygamberdy Allaberdyev

Turkmenistan

In a joint letter, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute and Lawyers for Lawyers express concern about the continued detention of lawyer Pygamberdy Allaberdyev. Prior to his arrest in 2020, Mr Allaberdyev worked for oil and gas production office

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12 juli 2022

Statement on the criminal prosecution and pre-trial detention of Dmitry Talantov

Russian Federation

Lawyers for Lawyers is concerned about the criminal prosecution and pre-trial detention of Dmitry Talantov, human rights lawyer and the president of the Bar Association of the Republic of Udmurtia. In the morning of 28 June 2022, Mr. Talantov was

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4 juli 2022

Joint oral statement to Human Rights Committee on Hong Kong

China

On 4 July, Lawyers for Lawyers and The 29 Principles delivered an oral statement on Hong Kong, China during the 135th session of the Human Rights Committee. During the session, the Committee reviewed Hong Kong’s compliance with its international human rights

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