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Imprisonment of the two human rights lawyers Buzurgmehr Yorov and Nuriddin Makhkamov in Tajikistan

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. 

Joint intervention letter on the arrest of the lawyer Levent Piskin in Turkey

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. 

Detention of the human rights lawyer Xia Lin in China

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. 

Detention of the prosecutor Orlando Lopez in Guatemala

In an intervention letter, the Law Society expresses its concern for the detention and life threats received by the prosecutor Orlando Lopez in Guatemala. 

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