The Law Society is concerned for the present welfare of Mr Abdulhakim Al Fadhli. Mr Al Fadhli is a member of and advocate for the Bedoun community within Kuwait. We are concerned that he appears to have been targeted for arrest as a result of his current and past legitimate and peaceful activities as an advocate for the Bedoun community.
The Law Society will be launching a series of Public Private Partnership (PPP) & Project Finance masterclasses in East Africa in September. The events are supported by UK Trade & Investment and the Law Societies of Kenya, Uganda and Tanganyika.
The Law Society is deeply concerned by reports of the arbitrary arrest, detention and torture of the human rights defenders Ms Médiatrice Riziki and Ms Angélique Navura. They are members of Ensemble pour la Paix et l'Encadrement des Femmes en Milieu Rural - EPEFMR (Together for Peace and Supervision of Women in Rural Areas).
The Law Society and Lawyers for Lawyers are concerned for Intigam Aliyev, a prominent human rights lawyer in Azerbaijan who was arrested and placed in pre-trial detention for three months. His detention was connected with his activity as human rights defender and lawyer, and the purpose of this is to silence him, based upon a political instruction from above.
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