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Prominent Bangladesh lawyer disappears after Islamist trials

DHAKA, Bangladesh –  A prominent Bangladeshi lawyer who fought the state's case in a high-profile murder trial against Islamist extremists has disappeared, police said Sunday, April 1, with grave fears for his safety. Ratish Chandra Bhowmik, a respected prosecutor and champion of minority rights, has not been seen since he left ........»»

Category: newsSource: rappler rapplerApr 1st, 2018

Catholic priest disappears

DHAKA -- A Catholic priest has disappeared in Bangladesh, police said Wednesday, a day before Pope Francis starts a landmark visit to the Muslim-majority nation wracked by Islamist extremism. Walter William Rosario, 40, is from the same village in northern Bangladesh where suspected Islamist extremists last year hacked a Catholic….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsNov 29th, 2017

China court locked down for trial of prominent rights lawyer

TIANJIN, China — Chinese police locked down a courthouse on Wednesday for the trial of a prominent rights lawyer who is accused of subversion of state power and whose case has attracted widespread concern in Western countries. Wang Quanzhang, who took on sensitive cases such as complaints of police torture and defended followers of the banned […] The post China court locked down for trial of prominent rights lawyer appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsDec 26th, 2018

Pakistani Christian woman Asia Bibi freed from jail

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- A Pakistani Christian woman who spent eight years on death row for blasphemy has been freed from jail a week after her acquittal in a landmark case triggered angry Islamist protests, her lawyer said Thursday. Asia Bibi's conviction was overturned by the country's highest court last Wednesday, but she remained in prison as the government negotiated with hardliners who blockaded major cities and demanded her immediate execution. "She has been freed," lawyer Saif-ul-Mulook said in a text message to AFP. "I have been told that she is on a plane but nobody knows where she will land." According to a civil aviation official, the aircraft which collected Bibi ...Keep on reading: Pakistani Christian woman Asia Bibi freed from jail.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 7th, 2018

Amal Clooney appeals to Suu Kyi for reporters release

UNITED NATIONS, USA – Prominent human rights lawyer Amal Clooney appealed to Aung San Suu Kyi on Friday, September 28, over a pardon for two Reuters journalists imprisoned in Myanmar, saying the Nobel laureate held the key to their release. The two fathers, accused of breaching Myanmar's state secrets law ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 29th, 2018

ODICTA LAWYER GUNNED DOWN

By: Jennifer P. Rendon & Jomarie A. Billones HE WENT away in almost similar fashion his former boss did. Lawyer Edeljulio Romero is dead. Romero, who became prominent after defending alleged slain drug lord Melvin Odicta Sr and other suspected drug personalities, was gunned down while having lunch at a cafeteria in Barangay Culasi, Roxas City, […] The post ODICTA LAWYER GUNNED DOWN appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsSep 29th, 2018

Tagum lawyer ambushed

DAVAO CITY – Motorcycle gunmen ambushed a prominent lawyer in a daring broad daylight attack Monday in Tagum City in […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsSep 24th, 2018

Lawyer for ex-Malaysian leader Najib arrested, charged

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Former Malaysian leader Najib Razak's chief lawyer was arrested and charged with money laundering on Thursday, September 13, as authorities intensified a crackdown on corruption linked to the previous government. Shafee Abdullah, 66, one of the country's most prominent lawyers, led Najib's legal team when the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 13th, 2018

Lawyer for ex-Malaysian leader Najib arrested, charged

KUALA LUMPUR: Former Malaysian leader Najib Razak’s chief lawyer was arrested and charged with money laundering Thursday, as authorities intensified a crackdown on corruption linked to the previous government. Shafee Abdullah, 66, one of the country’s most prominent lawyers, led Najib’s legal team when the former prime minister was charged for his role in a [...] The post Lawyer for ex-Malaysian leader Najib arrested, charged appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsSep 13th, 2018

Bangladesh court orders hospital for arrested photographer

DHAKA, Bangladesh – Bangladesh's high court on Tuesday, August 7, ordered authorities to send an arrested award-winning photographer to hospital for treatment, a lawyer said, after the veteran journalist and rights activist accused police of beating him up in custody. Shahidul Alam, 63, a renowned Bangladeshi photographer, was arrested at his ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 7th, 2018

Violence continues in Bangladesh capital as students protest

DHAKA, Bangladesh -- Police in Bangladesh's capital fired tear gas and rubber bullets Monday to disperse hundreds of demonstrating students, while a prominent human rights group demanded the r.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsAug 7th, 2018

Amnesty International urges trials for Myanmar military over Rohingya

Rohingya refugees collect bundles of bamboo to build houses in Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh on June 26, 2018. AP UNITED NATIONS -- Amnesty International released a report Wednesday that de.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 27th, 2018

A memorable fête for Lolong

Prominent lawyer, retired Court of Appeals Justice Manuel “Lolong” Lazaro was recently fêted with an elegant party in honor of his birthday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2018

A memorable fête for Lolong

Prominent lawyer, retired Court of Appeals Justice Manuel “Lolong” Lazaro was recently fêted with an elega.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2018

5th in a row for Morales

IN another unprecedented feat in local racing history, lawyer Narciso Morales emerged No. 1 in winnings for the fifth straight year as he shared the spotlight with the other prominent players in the industry feted recently by the local horse racing body. Winning a race practically every single day last….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsFeb 3rd, 2018

Rappler Talk: Francis Lim on how SEC violated own rules in Rappler case

MANILA, Philippines – The decision of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to revoke the license of Rappler for allegedly violating the Constitution was "overkill." These are the words of prominent corporate lawyer Francis Lim, who is Rappler's legal counsel for the case. He is also a former president of ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 28th, 2018

Chinese human rights lawyer’s detention ‘absurd’ -- attorney

BEIJING -- The lawyer of a prominent Chinese human rights attorney detained in Beijing said Saturday that the allegations against his client, who has been charged with disrupting public service, were “absurd.” Yu Wensheng was seized as he left his Beijing apartment to walk his child to school by roughly….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJan 20th, 2018

Suspect in murder of Philippine environmentalist freed

: A former Philippine official charged with the murder of a prominent environmentalist has been freed after a court voided the case against him, his lawyer said Saturday. Joel Reyes, the ex-.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJan 6th, 2018

Chinese rights lawyer jailed two years for inciting subversion

A prominent Chinese rights lawyer was sentenced to two years jail on Tuesday after being found guilty of inciting subversion of state power, the latest in a series of similar verdicts amid a sweeping crackdown on activism......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsNov 21st, 2017

WATCH | Diehard Duterte supporters waste no time bashing Presidential Spokesman Roque

Hardly had he warmed his post as Presidential Spokesman when Harry Roque, a former partylist representative in Congress, when he was faced by a cackle of supporters of President Rodrigo Duterte in the online community on Tuesday calling for him to step down. Roque, a prominent rights lawyer and expert in international humanitarian law, formally […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsNov 7th, 2017

Lives well-lived; Leila’s mistrial

LAWYER Archie R. Piga was a member of our San Beda Class 1963 law class. Last Saturday, the Bulletin carried a prominent obit (not vying of course with the venerable Wash Sycip’s many deserved tributes) on his “homegoing” last Saturday. Condolences. I saw the Archie obit when I was in a hurry to go to [...] The post Lives well-lived; Leila’s mistrial appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsOct 19th, 2017