The Law Society of England and Wales expressed its concern over the killing of the human rights defender Jeremy Barrios in Guatemala and the increasing unsafe environment for human rights defenders and lawyers in the country.
The Law Society is concerned about the imprisonment of the two human rights lawyers Buzurgmehr Yorov and Nuriddin Makhkamov in Tajikistan. We respectfully urge the Government of Tajikistan to ensure that the conditions of detention of the two lawyers comply with international human rights standards and that appeal mechanisms are made available to the lawyers.
The Law Society of England and Wales and the organisation Lawyers for Lawyers sent a joint letter to the Turkish President Erdogan to extend concern over the arrest of the lawyer Levent Piskin.
The Law Society sent an intervention letter to express its concern over the detention of the Chinese human rights lawyer Xia Lin, who was sentenced to a 12 years imprisonment on fraud charges.
In an intervention letter, the Law Society expresses its concern for the detention and life threats received by the prosecutor Orlando Lopez in Guatemala.
The Law Society sent an intervention letter to the President of India out of concern for the travel restriction imposed to the Indian human rights defender Khurram Parvez.
The Law Society sent an intervention letter to the President of Malaysia after the sedition charges brought against the lawyer N. Surendran, which led to its imprisonment.
The Law Society expressed its cocnern over the harassment received by the LGBTI rights defender Sandra Ntebi in Uganda
An intervention letter was sent to the President of Burundi to express the concern of the Law Society on the reprisals against four lawyers.
The Law Society is deeply concerned about the treatment receveid by the human rights defender Guo Feixiong while detained in Yangchun prison in the provice of Guandong in China. The Law Society urges the Chinese Government to ensure that appropriate medical treatment is provided to Mr. Feixiong and that safety of lawyers and human rights defenders in guaranteed in the country.
The Law Society is deeply concerned about the recent harassment and acts of intimidation against the human rights lawyer Ramón Cadena Rámila, Representative of the International Commission of Jurists in Guatemala. The Law Society urges the Government to understake effective steps to protect lawyers in Guatemala.
The Law Society is deeply concerned about the increase of travel bans imposed on human rights defenders and activists in Bahrain. According to the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights (BCHR) the list of travel bans imposed on human rights defenders and activists has doubled with at least 25 cases of travel bans, 23 of which have been imposed since June 2016 Read the full letter below
The Law Society of England and Wales is greatly concerned by the reports that Ms. Narges Mohammadi, a well-known human rights defender in Iran and Deputy Director of the Defenders of Human Rights Center (DHRC), was sentenced to a further prison term of 16 years on 18 May 2016, which is to be served at Evin prison. Read the full letter below
The Law Society of England and Wales is greatly concerned about the recent developments in Turkey following the coup attempt. Disciplinary actions against the alleged initiators of the coup have extended to the judicial system.
The Law Society is deeply concerned by the murder of Mr Willie Kimani, a human rights lawyer who worked for the International Justice Mission and the Rights Promotion and Protection Centre.
The Law Society is very concerned about the many arrests, detentions, and interrogations of lawyers and human rights defenders that have taken place in Egypt since April 2016.
The Law Society is concerned for Mr Abdolfattah Soltani, a human rights lawyer, founding member of Defenders of Human Rights Center, and a Nuremberg International Human Rights Award recipient.
The Law Society is deeply concerned for the safety of the occupants of Camp Liberty and has raised this matter previously in our letter dated 4 April 2016 (see attached) on the treatment of the residents of this Camp. Read the full letter below
The Law Society is deeply concerned of the repeated arrest of the human rights defender Mr. Nabeel Rajab in Barhain.
The Law Society is deeply concerned to learn of the assassination attempt on Mr Supoj Kansong, a human rights defender who is a member of the Southern Peasant Federation of Thailand (SPFT).