Tuesday 29 January 2019

slate.fr : “Quatre questions pour comprendre la crise au Venezuela”

“The legitimacy of a government is not only based on strict compliance with its constitutional texts, but also on the recognition of other nations,” says François Zimeray, former French ambassador for human rights and mandated by the Venezuelan National Assembly’s Political Committee to the International Criminal Court (ICC).

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Friday 25 January 2019

Venezuela : UN experts asked to address an urgent call to Nicolas Maduro

Lawyers for the Commission of internal political affairs of the Venezuelan Parliament, François Zimeray and Jessica Finelle have filed an urgent communication before UN Special Rapporteurs, asking them to urge Nicolas Maduro to end the bloody repression of peaceful demonstrators.

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Friday 18 January 2019

France 24 TV : Jessica Finelle interviewed following Laurent Gbagbo’s acquittal by the ICC

On 15 January 2019, former Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo, and former leader of the ultra-nationalist Young Patriots movement Charles Blé Goudé, were acquitted by the International Criminal Court. They were accused of crimes against humanity, in relation to the crimes that led to the death of more than 3,000 people in 2010 and 2011 in the aftermath of the Ivorian presidential election.

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Saturday 12 January 2019

Saudi Arabia / human rights : “The trial of human rights activists must be the trial of death penalty”

“They are accused of instigating public disturbances and organizing peaceful protests against the government. Among the defendants, Mrs Israa Bint Hassan Bin Abdullah al-Ghamgham could be the first female human rights activist executed in Saudi Arabia”.

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Tuesday 8 January 2019

parismatch.com : “Il s’en est fallu de quelques minutes pour que le destin de Rahaf ne bascule”

Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, the 18-year-old Saudi Arabian woman who fled her family in hopes of returning to Australia, is still waiting for the High Commissioner for Refugees to decide her case. His lawyer François Zimeray conveys to Paris Match on the few minutes that turned her destiny upside down (…).

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Monday 7 January 2019

lesechos.fr : Carlos Ghosn case : where is the right to a fair trial ?

“The purpose of a judicial investigation is the manifestation of truth, not the destruction of a man. Abuse of pre-trial detention is never admissible. This applies to all the justice systems and prisoners in the world”.

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Friday 7 December 2018

Pakistan : threatened with death and forced into asylum, Asia Bibi’s lawyer is represented by François Zimeray

“François Zimeray, partner at Zimeray & Finelle, represents Mr Saif ul Malook, Asia Bibi’s lawyer, a Pakistani christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy and acquitted in October after spending nine years in jail …”.

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Thursday 29 November 2018

La Lettre du Continent and africaintelligence.fr : “Jessica Finelle fait condamner Brazzaville”

“Avocat de Jean-Marie Michel Mokoko dit “J3M” dans le procès qui a opposé ce dernier aux autorités congolaises qui l’accusaient “d’atteinte à la sûreté de l’Etat et de détention d’armes”, Jessica Finelle (cabinet parisien Zimeray & Finelle) est parvenue à faire condamner le régime de Denis Sassou Nguesso devant le groupe de travail des Nations unies sur la détention arbitraire…”.

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Monday 19 November 2018

jeuneafrique.com : “Congo-Brazzaville : le gouvernement répond au groupe de travail de l’ONU dans l’affaire Mokoko”

“… Face au refus du gouvernement d’obtempérer aux préconisations des experts onusiens, Jessica Finelle, l’avocate du général Mokoko, affirme que « la défense va saisir les bailleurs internationaux, comme le Fonds monétaire internationale (FMI) et l’Union européenne, pour que ces derniers exigent des autorités congolaises le respect des recommandations formulées par le groupe de travail de l’ONU » …”.

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