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Contact with chambers should be made through the Practice Management Team. They are happy to discuss client requirements and provide further information on such matters as the expertise and experience of individual members, fees, working practices and languages spoken. We have members able to work in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Greek and Chinese (Mandarin).

Outside working hours, a member of our team is always available to be contacted on matters of an urgent nature. Contact should be made using the Chambers main number or email.

For our Singapore office, for client enquiries please contact our BD Director, Asia Pacific, Lara Quie and for all other queries please contact Lynn Quek. Out of office hours calls will automatically be diverted to our clerking team in London.

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Twenty Essex
London
WC2R 3AL

enquiries@twentyessex.com
t: +44 20 7842 1200
DX 0009 Lond/Chan Lane

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28 Maxwell Road
#02-03
Maxwell Chambers Suites
Singapore 069120

singapore@twentyessex.com
t: +65 62257230

Contact

Contact with chambers should be made through the Practice Management Team. They are happy to discuss client requirements and provide further information on such matters as the expertise and experience of individual members, fees, working practices and languages spoken. We have members able to work in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Greek and Chinese (Mandarin).

Outside working hours, a member of our team is always available to be contacted on matters of an urgent nature. Contact should be made using the Chambers main number or email.

For our Singapore office, for client enquiries please contact our BD Director, Asia Pacific, Lara Quie and for all other queries please contact Lynn Quek. Out of office hours calls will automatically be diverted to our clerking team in London.

London

Twenty Essex
London
WC2R 3AL

enquiries@twentyessex.com
t: +44 20 7842 1200
DX 0009 Lond/Chan Lane

Singapore

28 Maxwell Road
#02-03
Maxwell Chambers Suites
Singapore 069120

singapore@twentyessex.com
t: +65 62257230

11/03/2022

Monica Feria-Tinta acting in case of German-Iranian dual national, Nahid Taghavi

Monica Feria-Tinta has been instructed to advise and to make representations before the relevant UN organs and the German Foreign Office, in the case of Nahid Taghavi, a German-Iranian dual national detained in Iran.

The 67-year-old was detained in October 2020, held at Tehran’s notorious Evin prison, and sentenced to 10 years and eight months imprisonment. According to human rights organisations, she has been an advocate for human rights in Iran, in particular for women’s rights and freedom of expression. Her relatives reported that she was convicted after a trial conducted behind closed doors.

Taghavi, an architect who has lived in Cologne since 1983, was granted German citizenship in 2003. Iran does not recognise dual nationality for Iranians. German diplomats have not been granted consular access to visit her in detention or attend her trial.

Amnesty International has called her detention arbitrary and, in January 2021, declared Nahid Taghavi a prisoner of conscience.

Her case has been widely reported in the press, including:

BBC News

The Guardian

Deutsche Welle

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Monica Feria-Tinta
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