DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO: The Observatory demands the immediate release of the Honorary President of the North Kivu Bar Association, Joseph Sanane Chiko, arbitrarily detained in Goma and recently transferred to Kinshasa
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SINGAPORE: Persecutions against the lawyer Ravi Madasamy, engaged in the defence of Malaysian death row inmates.
ESWATINI: Liswati lawyer Maxwell Nkambule was the victim of an assassination attempt because of his defense of pro-democracy activists
BANGLADESH: Environmental lawyer and human rights defender Syeda Rizwana Hasan and her team have been harassed and threatened
MOROCCO: The former president of the Rabat Bar Association and Moroccan Minister of Human Rights, Mohamed Ziane, imprisoned after a summary trial in absentia
IRAN: Reza Khandan, human rights defender and husband of Iranian lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh summoned to prison
Mexico: Three break-ins in less than 15 days at the home of environmental lawyer Juan Carlos Flores Solís
TURKEY: The Observatory condemns the serious threats against the president of the Diyarbakir Bar and the disclosure, with impunity, of his personal and family information on social networks
Azerbaijan: Lawyer Elchin Sadigov is under preventive measure of house arrest and charged with “complicity in brive-taking”, with the risk of a 12-year prison sentence
VENEZUELA: Human rights lawyer Venus Faddoul has been publicly accused, threatened and harassed for her work
VENEZUELA: Lawyer Jecson Ricardo Cariel Garcia arbitrarily detained since August 5th, 2022
COLOMBIA: Lawyer Carlos Enrique Maldonado, victim of serious and worrying stigmatisation for defending peasant communities affected by the armed conflict
BANGLADESH: Human rights lawyer Shahanur Islam assaulted in court.
VENEZUELA: Human rights lawyer Engels Wladimir Puertas victim of arbitrary detention, torture, serious threats and criminalisation of his work
Haiti: Robinson Pierre-Louis, lawyer and general secretary of the Federation of Haitian Bars, has been arrested
Iran: The iranian lawyer Mohammad Ali Dadkhah has been arrested and sent to prison to serve a sentence that was handed down more than ten years ago
COLOMBIA:Human rights lawyer Andrea Torres Bautista, a has been victim of kidnapping, serious threats and gender-based violence, as well as the theft of sensitive information in a cyber attack 4 July 2022 Andrea Torres Bautista is a human rights…
COLOMBIA: Human rights lawyer María Alejandra Garzón Mora has been subjected to serious threats, cyber-attacks, surveillance and verbal attacks
Guatemala: The Observatory denounces the judicial harassment suffered by Claudia Paz y Paz.
Colombia: The Observatory condemns the new threats received by lawyer Yessika Hoyos Morales in the context of her professional activity before the Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP).