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Maldives: removal of Supreme Court judges an assault on independence of the judiciary

The arbitrary and unlawful removal of the Chief Justice Ahmed Faiz Hussain (photo) and Supreme Court judge Justice Muthasim Adnan, constitutes an assault on the independence of the judiciary, the ICJ said today.

December 18, 2014

China: one lawyer released, situation for lawyers remains serious

Mr Chang Boyang, whose case ICJ raised in a letter to Chinese President Xi Jinping in September calling for his release, has been released on bail.

December 17, 2014

Viet Nam: release three unfairly convicted human rights defenders

The ICJ condemned decision of the People’s Supreme Court on 12 December 2014 affirming the unfair convictions of human rights defenders Bui Thi Minh Hang, Nguyen Van Minh and Nguyen Thi Thuy Quynh respectively to three, two-and-a half and two years imprisonment.

December 13, 2014

Lao PDR: properly investigate Sombath’s “disappearance”, ICJ report says

Two years after prominent Laotian activist Sombath Somphone was last seen at a police checkpoint, the Laotian government must do more to investigate his suspected enforced disappearance, said the ICJ in a new report released today.

December 11, 2014
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