|waiting for everyone to arrive|
|introduction and first case about what's happening to the nomads in Mali|
|three more cases, in USA, Mauritania and Aguel'hoc|
|defending two Mauritanian in Guantenamo for 10 years|
|defending Aliaa Magda Elmahdy|
A great morning spending listening how each lawyer defended in oratory the case he had chosen. Some of them I was familier with others like the case of the sale of the Hopi masks defended by Maitre Olivier Yacoub I had not heard about.
The winner was Maître Youssouf Ould Abdallahi that presented the case of two Mauritanian men kept at Guantanamo for more than ten years, Mohamedou Ould Sellahi and Ahmed Ould Abdel Aziz and pressed charges against the the people who have been able to imprison people with no trials or defense.
The second place went to Maître Delphine Manuel-Lauriano who presented the case of Allia Magda Elmahdi an Egyptian women who used her body as a cry against a regime the believes women have no right to protest. ( today in exile she continues her struggle for women's rights you can visit her blog here in english and araabic and with lots of drawings and photos of women using their bodies to protest).
A booklet with all the cases was printed in French and Arabic. Great iniciative look forward for next years one. You can read more about it here in French