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(Nederlands) Opbrengst Werkboek WWFT voor L4L

13 Mar 18 

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Thailand 14 years since disappearance of lawyer Somchai Neelapaijit

12 Mar 18 Fourteen years ago, Thai human rights lawyer Somchai Neelaijipit disappeared and he is currently still missing. Until now, no perpetrators have been held accountable for his disappearance. Somchai disappeared on 12 March 2004, one day after he had publicly accused the police of torturing his clients, who were in detention in the South of Thailand. Since […]

Indonesia Investigation of attack on lawyer Alldo Felix Januardy

19 Feb 18 On 28 January 2018, Lawyers for Lawyers (L4L) and Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) expressed their concern about the termination of the investigation of the physical attack on Indonesian lawyer Alldo Fellix Januardy, in a support letter to the South Jakarta District Court, Indonesia. Mr. Alldo Fellix Januardy is an independent public interest lawyer at the Legal Aid Institute […]

China Lawyer Xie Yang found guilty of ‘subversion of state power’

14 Feb 18 Just before New Year’s Eve, on 26 December 2017, the Chinese lawyer Xie Yang was found guilty of inciting subversion of state power. It seemed a perfect time for the Chinese authorities to bring lawyers to court. During the Christmas holidays most of the Western diplomats, journalists and NGO activists are absent. The Western world […]

Egypt Demonstration and seminar in The Hague

25 Jan 18 On 24 January 2018 several dozens of lawyers demonstrated in front of the courthouse of The Hague as part of the eighth annual “Day of the Endangered Lawyer”, which this year focused on lawyers in Egypt. The purpose of this international event is to show solidarity with colleagues in other countries who are hindered in […]
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Adrie van de Streek says farewell as director of Lawyers for Lawyers.

23 Jan 18 “Not leaving our colleagues out to dry.” On the 1st of February, Adrie van de Streek will leave as the director of Lawyers for Lawyers. Her departure comes after almost a decade, a time in which the organization has managed to profile itself more and more. L4L acquired a ‘consultative status’ at the United Nations […]

China Lawyer Yu Wensheng loses his license and is arrested

22 Jan 18 On 19 January 2018 lawyer Yu Wensheng was arrested was detained by several police officers as he accompanied his son to school on suspicion of ‘disruption of public services’. On 27 January 2018, the wife of human rights defender Yu Wensheng learned that the defender’s criminal charge has been raised “inciting subversion of state power”. […]

Egypt Mahienour El-Massry acquitted on appeal

16 Jan 18 According to our information, lawyer Mahienour El-Massry was acquitted on appeal by a court in Alexandria on 13 January 2018. It was reported that she was released on 16 January. On 18 November 2017, Mahienour El-Massry attended a session of the Misdemeanour court in Alexandria in relation to her alleged participation in a protest against […]