Egypt: Ms Azza Soliman-Lawyer at risk

The Law Society is concerned for Ms Azza Soliman, a human rights lawyer and founder of the Centre for Egyptian Women’s Legal Aid (CEWLA). Ms Soliman also recently established the “Coalition on the Protection of Witnesses and Informants” and held a conference on the lack of protections afforded to witnesses in Cairo on 7 May 2015.    Read full intervention attached

Azerbaijan: Leyla and Arif Yunus – Human Rights Defenders at risk

The Law Society is concerned for the Human Rights Defenders, Leyla and Arif Yunus. Leyla Yunus is the director of the Institute for Peace and Democracy (IPD). Her husband Arif is a historian and the head of the IPD conflictology department.

Thailand: Mr Baramee Chairat – Human Rights Defender at risk

The Law Society is gravely concerned over the summons and investigation of Mr Baramee Chairat, a board member of Amnesty International Thailand and coordinator of Assembly for the Poor, a local movement whose work assists rural communities harmed by development projects.   Read full intervention attached

Cambodia: Mr Ny Chakrya – HRD at risk

The Law Society is concerned for Mr Ny Chakrya who is the Head of the Human Rights and Legal Aid Section of the Cambodian Human Rights and Development Association (ADHOC), an organisation that monitors human rights violations and provides legal assistance to victims of human rights violations including victims of land disputes and engages in human rights advocacy.

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