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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MOROCCO: The former president of the Rabat Bar Association and Moroccan Minister of Human Rights, Mohamed Ziane, imprisoned after a summary trial in absentia
Tunisia: criminal investigation against the lawyer and former president of the Tunisian Bar Association Abderrazak Kilani, the Observatory expresses its concern.
Lawyer Akum Michael Nche was abducted in Bamenda by unidentified gunmen on Saturday 15 January 2022.
Equatorial Guinea: Lawyer Gemma Jones was arbitrarily detained for more than three hours at the National Police station in the capital city of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, Malabo.
Chawki Tabib, lawyer at the Tunis Bar, former President of the Tunis Bar Association and President of the National Authority for the Fight against Corruption, placed under house arrest.
The election of lawyer Firmin Yangambi to the Bar of the Tshopo region arbitrarily cancelled
Egyptian human rights lawyer Mohammed El-Baqer continues to be arbitrarily detained in miserable conditions.
LIBYA: Lawyer and women’s rights defender Hanane Al-Barassi murdered in Benghazi
EGYPT: Lawyer Mohsen Bahnasi, arrested and arbitrarily detained despite risks of contracting COVID-19.
TANZANIA: Fatma Karume suspended indefinitely by the High Court of Tanzania.
GABON: French-Gabonese lawyer Anges-Kévin Nzigou victim of an attempted kidnapping.
EGYPT: Arrest of lawyer and human rights activist Mahienour El-Massry.