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Turkey Good news: Ramazan Demir and Ayse Acinikli released

08 Sep 16 Ramazan Demir and Ayşe Acinikli were released on 7 September 2016, after five months in pre trial detention on suspicion of terrorist activities. Ramazan Demir previously defended both journalists and ...

Colombia Increase of threats against lawyers

06 Sep 16 After more than half a century of war, the Colombian government and FARC  agreed on a peace treaty. During this historical moment, Wout Albers and Marit Balkema visited Colombia on ...
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Tajikistan Call on authorities to accept UPR recommendations on lawyers

31 Aug 16 During the interactive dialogue of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Tajikistan on 6 May 2016, Tajikistan received several recommendations with regard to the functioning and the role of lawyers ...

Egypt Malek Adly released

31 Aug 16 On 28 August 2016, Egyptian human rights lawyer Malek Adly was released from prison pending further investigations in his case. This was after a Prosecution appeal was dismissed the day ...
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Pakistan Lawyers killed in Quetta suicide attack

23 Aug 16 On 8 Augustus 2016, a suicide bomber attacked a hospital in Quetta, Pakistan, killing dozens of people. Among the victims were many lawyers, who had gathered to mourn the loss ...

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