Iran: Lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh: Release and quash sentences | Letter

Full .pdf letter 13 March 2019 His Excellency Ayatollah Sayed Ali Khamenei Office of the Supreme Leader Islamic Republic of Iran Shahid Keshvardoost Street Jomhuri Eslami Avenue Tehran, Iran Fax: + 98 21 441 2030 Email: President Hassan Rouhani Islamic … [Read more...]

Saudi Arabia: Over 50 Human Rights Groups Call for Immediate Release of Women’s Rights Defenders | Letter

Full PDF Version Loujain Al-Hathloul (left), Aziza Al-Yousef, Eman Al-Nafjan, Samar Badawi (right) Over 50 NGOs including LRWC sent a letter on 19 February 2019 to over 30 Ministers of Foreign Affairs of UN Member States calling for adoption of a resolution at the 40th session of the UN Human … [Read more...]

Turkey: Release Selçuk Kozağaçlı and 11 Other Lawyers from Arbitrary Detention | Letter

Full PDF Version Selçuk Kozağaçlı, Turkish lawyer Wednesday, February 27, 2019 Mr. Abdulhamit Gül Minister of Justice 06659 Kizilay Ankara, Turkey Tel: +90 (0312) 417 77 70 Fax: +90 (0312) 419 33 70 Email: President of Turkey Recep Tayyip … [Read more...]

Sudan: Continued Arrest and Detention of Peaceful Protesters and Human Rights Defenders | Letter

Full PDF Version LRWC welcomes the government’s recent announcement of the release of 186 detained protesters. However, we note that hundreds remain in detention and news reports indicate that the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) continues to arrest and detain lawyers and human … [Read more...]

Viet Nam: Human Rights Committee Consideration of the Implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights by Viet Nam | Report

Full PDF Version Vo An Don (left), Le Quoc Quan, Nguyen Van Dai (right) Viet Nam – The UN Human Rights Committee, during its 125th Session on 4-19 March 2019, will review Viet Nam’s compliance with the its legal obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. … [Read more...]

China: Wrongful Conviction and Sentencing of Human Rights Lawyer Wang Quanzhang | Letter

Full PDF Version / Full Word Version Wang Quanzhang, Human Rights Lawyer LRWC joined the Union Internationale des Avocats, the German Bar Association, the Law Society of England and Wales and Lawyers for Lawyers to object to the wrongful conviction and sentencing of lawyer Wang Quanzhang in … [Read more...]

Zimbabwe: Acts of intimidation against Mr. Okay Machisa, Ms. Beatrice Mtetwa and Pastor Evan Magwarire | Letter

Full PDF Version Okay Machisa, National Executive Director of the Zimbabwe Human Rights Association Photo Credit: ICJ 31 January 2019 The Honourable Emmerson Mnangagwa President of The Republic of Zimbabwe Munhumutapa Building Corner Samora Machel Ave & Sam Nujoma St. Harare, … [Read more...]

China: Statement Demanding an Acquittal of Lawyer Wang Quanzhang | Joint Statement

Full PDF Version (English) / Full PDF Version (Chinese) 28th January 2019 Statement: Demanding an Acquittal of lawyer Wang Quanzhang On 28 January 2019, the Tianjin Municipal No.2 Intermediate People’s Court (the Court) gave its verdict on a prominent human rights lawyer Wang … [Read more...]

China: At Upcoming Session of Human Rights Council, States Should Pass Resolution to Address Human Rights Violations in the People’s Republic of China | Letter

Full PDF Version Photo Credit: Human Rights Watch LRWC joined 35 other civil society organizations in a Open Letter that calls States to hold China accountable to its international human rights obligations and on the Human Rights Council to pass a resolution to address widespread and … [Read more...]

Thailand: LRWC and ICJ Submit Amicus Brief to a Thailand Court in Criminal Defamation Proceedings Against Human Rights Defenders Sutharee Wannasiri and Nan Win

Full PDF Version (ENG) / Full PDF Version (THAI) Human Rights Defender, Sutharee Wannasiri Photo Credit: FIDH On 25 January 2019, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) and Lawyers Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) submitted a joint amicus curiae brief in criminal defamation proceedings brought … [Read more...]