Save the Life of Filipina Mary Jane Veloso!
Stop the executions in Indonesia!
March 30, 2015
Mary Jane is a 30-year-old Filipina mother-of-two sentenced to death by the Indonesian Supreme Court in April 2010 for drug trafficking.
case was submitted for judicial review but her appeal was rejected by the Indonesian Supreme Court last March 26, 2014. News reports state that Indonesia is preparing to transfer from the city of Yogyakarta to the maximum security prison in Island of Central Java to await execution by firing squad.
by Gill H Boehringer, Stuart Russell, Kristian Boehringer and Julio Moreira
09 March 2015
In Shakespeare’s day, lawyers were not very popular, thus the rebel’s cry ‘First thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers’. Understandably, because the lawyers were largely employed in maintaining the exploitation and repression that enabled the less than one per cent to live in a world of wealth and pleasure denied to the great majority.
Today, while the one per cent still live with wealth and pleasure, lawyers are often on the other side, challenging the policies and practices of states and large corporations that destroy the environment and create social and economic conditions that threaten the well-being of hundreds of millions. Lawyers are resisting what has become an onslaught against democratic traditions and institutions in many countries.
IAPL Protests the Turkish Government and Stands With Ugur Yesiltepe, a people’s lawyer arrested on assumptive grounds
February 13, 2015
A criminal case was filed at the then Specially Authorized Malatya 4th High Criminal Court against Attorney at Law Uğur Yeşiltepe, President of Tunceli Bar Association, with claims of him being a member of an organization and a penalty of 6 years and 3 months was established in a short period of time as a result of a trial which did not consider defenses made. Apellate review was made by the Penal Department No. 9 of the Supreme Court and the file was submitted to the Supreme Court of Appeals Prosecutor’s Office upon a hasty ratification made a few days before the decision of reassignment of the department members.