Tuesday 17 August 2021

thecanadian.news : “Detained for four years in difficult conditions in Turkey, Fabien Azoulay will be transferred to France”

“His lawyers, Mes Carole-Olivia Montenot and François Zimeray, welcomed in a press release “The culmination of a long struggle, in which the mobilization of public opinion was decisive”. (…) In April, Mes Montenot and Zimeray had raised for the first time publicly the case of their client, assuring that he had been “Victim of aggravated violence committed by a fellow prisoner”, who had inflicted on him in 2018 “Burns due to his homosexuality and his belonging to the Jewish religion”. (…)”

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Saturday 10 July 2021

France Info : grève de la faim d’un père français victime de l’enlèvement de ses deux enfants au Japon

Interview de Jessica Finelle

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Thursday 10 June 2021

womeninjournalism.org : “CFWIJ denounces the intimidation from the State of Venezuela of journalist Andreina Mujica”

“According to her lawyer, Francois Zimeray, “Andreina was released because the complaint against her was totally unsubstantiated. We are considering the option of filing a libel case against the counsel for their slanderous action against Andreina. Nothing was threatening in the post. She even limited herself from exercising her right to freedom of expression and from reporting free of fear”.

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Wednesday 14 April 2021

Al Arabia TV Channel

Broadcasting reporting on the criminal complaint filed by Zimeray & Finelle law firm against former Iraki Prime Minister Adel Abdel-Mahdi for crimes against humanity (interview of Jessica Finelle)

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Friday 9 April 2021

middleeasteye.net : “Iraq: Activists hopeful in French legal case against former PM Abdul Mahdi”

“A legal case brought against former Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi in France could see anti-government demonstrators find justice for those killed and wounded by armed groups and security services, activists told Middle East Eye.
The case is being brought by French law firm Zimeray & Finelle, representing five victims and the relatives of several hurt or slain during anti-government demonstrations that began in October 2019 over corruption, lack of services and unemployment.”

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Tuesday 24 November 2020

theguardian.com : ‘Carlos Ghosn: UN experts tell Japan treatment of ex-Nissan boss ‘fundamentally unfair’

‘The ex-Nissan chief’s lawyers Francois Zimeray and Jessica Finelle hailed the “courageous decision”, saying it represented “a decisive turning point.”’

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Monday 23 November 2020

bloomberg.com : ‘Ghosn’s Arrests Called ‘Extrajudicial Abuse’ by UN Panel’

‘“We welcome a courageous decision from an independent and respected authority, that undeniably establishes Mr. Ghosn’s detention was arbitrary, he was denied his right to impartial justice, and his treatment was unfair and degrading.” his lawyers, Francois Zimeray and Jessica Finelle, said in a statement.’

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Wednesday 19 August 2020

French Supreme Court orders the immediate release of one of Zimeray & Finelle’s clients

By decision dated 19 August 2020, the French Supreme Court has ordered the immediate and unconditional release of our client illegally detained in France upon extradition request from the Russian authorities. After several attempts filed in vain, we succeeded in getting a clear-cut sentence quashing a Court of Appeal judgement. The Supreme Court decision is a welcome reminder that all laws – including those enacted in a state of health emergency (such as during Covid-19), hence restricting the rights of the defence – are to be interpreted strictly.

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Thursday 3 October 2019

japantimes.co.jp: “Famed French lawyer signals shift in Ghosn’s defense strategy”

“In an exclusive interview with The Japan Times, former French ambassador and renowned human rights lawyer Francois Zimeray said he joined the legal team to ensure Ghosn receives a fair trial and views Ghosn’s treatment under Japan’s criminal defense system as problematic”.

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