detainee Alaa Abdel-Fattah prevented from seeing his lawyer, concern is growing

Published on : 10/11/2022 – 19:39Modified : 10/11/2022 – 19:45 Alaa Abdel-Fattah, imprisoned for spreading “false information”, has stopped hydrating since the opening of COP27 five days ago, raising fears in his family of forced feeding. Egypt’s most famous inmate and icon of the 2011 revolution is “under medical treatment” after a seven-month hunger strike, … Read more

Xu Zhiyong and Ding Jiaxi, lawyers of the “new citizens movement”, tried in China

Published on : 06/22/2022 – 12:59 Xu Zhiyong and Ding Jiaxi are to be tried behind closed doors on Wednesday June 22 and Friday June 24 in eastern China. As often in this kind of political trial, the two human rights activists are accused of “subversion of state power”. From our correspondent in Beijing, Stephane … Read more

Azerbaijani authorities must immediately release human rights lawyer Elchin Sadykov and journalist Avaz Zeynalli and stop intimidating and harassing civil society activists and independent media actors

Photo of Elchin Sadykov (left) and Avaz Zeynalli (right) “Last Saturday’s arrest in Baku of human rights lawyer Elchin Sadykov and his client, journalist Avaz Zeynalli, illustrates once again the hostile environment faced by civil society activists and media actors. independents in Azerbaijan. Mr. Sadykov is a well-known human rights defender and a partner of … Read more

imprisoned Iranian lawyer singled out by European bars

Amirsalar Davoudi, an imprisoned Iranian lawyer, is the winner this year of the Ludovic-Trarieux International Human Rights Prize, awarded this Friday, September 23 in Bordeaux, we learned from the organization. The Warsaw Bar is named for its part “bar of the year» by this jury made up of representatives of around ten European bar associations … Read more

UN special rapporteur urges states not to forget Burma crisis

Published on : 09/23/2022 – 01:47 Before the Human Rights Council, the UN special rapporteur for Burma Tom Andrews made an offensive speech to prevent the Burmese crisis from falling into oblivion by the international community… sometimes going through the box of vulgarity. With our correspondent in Geneva, Jeremiah Lance The world must stop having … Read more

Israel extends detention of Franco-Palestinian lawyer Salah Hamouri

Published on : 06/06/2022 – 13:11 Franco-Palestinian human rights defender Salah Hamouri remains in prison, after Israel’s decision to extend his sentence, on the night of Sunday June 5 to Monday June 6. While this lawyer had been sentenced last March to three months of administrative detention, the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs had requested … Read more