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.

Sri Lanka: Mr Ruki Fernando - Lawyer at Risk

The Law Society is deeply concerned for Mr Ruki Fernando a human rights adviser working for a local human rights documentation centre with a focus on ethnic conflict and war. Read intervention attached

China: Lawyers at Risk

The Law Society is very concerned to learn of the arrest and detention of more than 100 lawyers together with others who are either human rights defenders or employees of law firms in China.  Beginning with the detention of Lawyer Wang Yu (??) on 9 July 2015, the Chinese authorities have staged an unprecedented series of arrests of human rights lawyers.  A list of those known to have been arrested is annexed to this letter.   Read the intervention attached

Pakistan: Rana Khalid Abbas, Irfan Chauhan and Zohaib Sahi - lawyers killed, injured and at risk

The Law Society is deeply concerned by the death of lawyers Rana Khalid Abbas and Irfan Chauhan and the serious wounding of Zohaib Sahi, who were shot in a protest in the city of Daska, province of Punjab, on 25 May.

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