Tajikistan: Mr Buzurghmehr Yorov- lawyer at risk

The Law Society would like to express its deep concern over the arrest and continued detention of Mr Buzurgmehr Yorov, a civil and criminal lawyer and Chairman of the Bar Association of Dushanbe. The Law Society notes that Mr Yorov was representing 13 members of the Islamic Renaissance Party of Tajikistan (IRPT) at the time of his arrest.    Read full intervention attached

Thailand - Mr Srisuwan Janya – Lawyer at Risk

The Law Society is concerned at reports that the Thai military may have sought to coerce Mr Srisuwan Janya into withdrawing a complaint against the Thai Government raised in a petition in October of this year.     Please read full intervention attached

Syria- Khalil Ma’touq – human rights lawyer at risk

The Law Society has expressed concern regarding the continued enforced disappearance of Mr. Khalil Ma’touq a human rights lawyer and the director of the Syrian Centre for Legal Studies and Research known for his defence of political prisoners.   Read intervention attached.

Argentina: Death of human rights defender – Diana Sacayán

It has come to our attention that human rights defender, Diana Sacayán was found dead at her apartment in Buenos Aires on 13 October 2015. We are aware that Diana Sacayán was a renowned defender of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) rights and that she sat on the executive board of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Association, an organisation promoting equality regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and sex. 

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