Legal Team

25/6/2007 EDL – European Democratic Lawyers

EDL – European Democratic Lawyers: Press Statement on G8 summit in Rostock

During the G8 summit, held in Heiligendamm from the 6th to the 8th of June 2007, a great number of German lawyers belonging to the RAV (Association of Republican Lawyers), the Strafverteidigervereinigung von Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (association of defence lawyers) as well as lawyers belonging to the EDL (European Democratic Lawyers) and to the Legal Team Europa have committed themselves to defend the fundamental rights of those who had come from all over Europe to express their dissent.[more...]

People who have been arrested during the G 8, please, note the following:
The legalteam/EA has remarked that many arrested people have spent unjustified long time in the detention centres and even after the order by a judge to be immediately released they were kept in the prison. In order to assess the conditions of the detentions and to start a complaint, we ask you to fill out the form and to send it back by fax or e-mail. [PDF-Form...]

Legal Team Informations
10 of June 2007
Saturday, the Legal Team lawyers were 6 hours at the phone with the KAVALA (Police), JVA's (Prisons) and the procurror emergengy service to find out about people still in jail. I was already sure in the afternoon that all Police Stations were empty. We were however suspecting some wrong informations ant it was still possible that some people were in some prisons as well for long custody. [more...]

Legal Team Telephone Number for the G8 summit:
0049 - (0)3820 - 4768111

Last Important Legal Team Infos
We want to inform you of the number of the legal team (Anwaltlicher Notdienst / Ermittlungsausschuss in german) for the upcoming protests in Heiligendamm, Germany:

038204 - 768111

By this number we will be available from the 28th of Mai onwards. People are encouraged to call us whenever they get into conflict with police forces or witness police assaults or arrests. We will then try to take care of the persons concerned. [more important infos...]

Placement Custody* - not like lambs...
Interior Minister Schäuble impends with massive human right abuses: he wants to prophylactic imprison opponents that participate the Protests againts the G8.
Legal base for this procedure which indicates rather a dictatorship, are the Police Laws of the federal States. According to those, for excample in Mecklenburg-Western-Pomerania, people can be jailed preventative for maximal 10 days (but not longer as the pretended imminent danger occurs) without that they would be suspect for a concrete criminal offence. The mass detention of Participants of Protest actions is therefor a possible szenario of repression. [more...]

– finds out the whereabouts of arrested people – gets lawers

Think about before demonstration
• Take along your valid identity card, passport, visa and residence permit.
• Take along small change and a phonecard.
• Take along your health insurance certificate /card and 10 Euros ...[more]