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Democratic Republic of Congo Arrest of lawyer Sylva Mbikayi

16 Jul 17 Update: Lawyer Sylva Mbikayi and human rights defender Jean-Marie Kalonji were released without charge on 17 July 2017. The two had been held in incommunicado detention by military intelligence agents since 23 June. L4L is concerned about the arrest and detention of lawyer Sylva Mbikayi. On 23 June 2017, Sylva Mbikayi was arrested in Kinshasa, […]

Turkey L4L observed hearing in KCK-trial

10 Jul 17 On 6 July 2017, there was another hearing in Istanbul in the long-running case against 46 lawyers accused of being involved in terrorism. L4L has observed ...
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Egypt Letter about situation of lawyers

06 Jul 17 L4L has grave concerns about the situation of lawyers in Egypt. Recently, several lawyers were arrested. L4L has sent a letter to the Egyptian authorities ...
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Vietnam WGAD calls for immediate release of Nguyen Van Dai

03 Jul 17 The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) has recently published an Opinion calling for the immediate and unconditional release of the prominent Vietnamese ...
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Belarus Trial against Oleg Volchek

03 Jul 17 UPDATE: During a hearing on 4 July 2017, the Frunzensky District Court of Minsk changed Oleg Volchek’s sentence of 13 days imprisonment to a fine ...
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Vietnam Threats against Lê Quốc Quân

01 Jul 17 In June 2017, human rights lawyer Lê Quốc Quân received threats by police officers that he and his family could be killed if he continues ...
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L4L Award Award video about Thai lawyer Sirikan Charoensiri

29 Jun 17 On 19 May, Thai human rights lawyer Sirikan ‘June’ Charoensiri received the fourth L4L-Award in Amsterdam. The award was presented to her by Jorge Molano ...

L4L Oral statement on Myanmar

21 Jun 17 On 15 June 2017, L4L and Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) delivered an oral statement to the UN Human Rights Council during the Interactive Dialogue with ...