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BURMA: Practice of Torture by Law Enforcement Agencies

Monday, 8 September 2014, 2:12 pm | AHRC

1. The practice of police torture in Myanmar remains unchanged despite the efforts and work of countless individuals across the globe. The practice of such human rights abuse in Myanmar predates recent political changes and continues even after government ... More >>

PAKISTAN: End Slavery And Bonded Labour

Thursday, 4 September 2014, 4:23 pm | AHRC

1. Pakistan's constitution expressly prohibits all forms of slavery and forced labour. Article 11 deems slavery non-existent and forbidden; no law shall permit nor facilitate its introduction in Pakistan in any form; it prohibits all forms of forced labour ... More >>

South Korea: Military Camps Or Torture Centres?

Friday, 29 August 2014, 3:39 pm | AHRC

Out of several recent incidents concerning conscripted men, two have sparked public outrage and triggered a call for an overhaul of the conscription system in South Korea. More >>

PAKISTAN: Government Refuses Filing of a FIR Against PM

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 2:11 pm | AHRC

PAKISTAN: Government Refuses to Allow the Filing of a FIR Against Prime Minister And the Chief Minister of Punjab More >>

Thailand: Judicial Harassment of Human Rights Defender

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 2:06 pm | AHRC

We, the undersigned civil society groups, are gravely concerned about the criminal legal action taken for defamation and libel against the Cross Cultural Foundation, headed by Ms. Pornpen Khongkachonkiet, by the Army’s Task Force 41. Ms. Pornpen, ... More >>

SRI LANKA: Justice Denied to Two Child Victims of Rape

Friday, 25 July 2014, 3:45 pm | AHRC

SRI LANKA: Justice denied to two child victims of rape at the hands of the armed forces More >>

INDONESIA: Human rights challenges await next president

Friday, 25 July 2014, 1:25 pm | AHRC

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) welcomes the official announcement by the General Election Commission (Komisi Pemilihan Umum, KPU) of the result of the Presidential Election on Thursday, 22 July 2014. After counting and recapitulating the votes cast ... More >>

SRI LANKA: Resources Department Misleading Public

Friday, 25 July 2014, 1:08 pm | AHRC

SRI LANKA: Department of External Resources Misleading Public on NGO Activities July 24, 2014 A Statement from the Lawyers Collective in Sri Lanka forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) More >>

SINGAPORE: Death Penalty - Resumes Executions

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 12:57 pm | AHRC

The Singapore Working Group on the Death Penalty Statement on executions carried out on the 18th of July 2014. More >>

THAILAND: Arrest of Human Rights Defender, Rights Activist

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 12:10 pm | AHRC

The Asian Human Rights Commission wishes to express grave concern about the arrest of Prom Jarana (64 years old), a human rights defender and land rights activist with the Assembly of the Poor in Kaobart Village, Nondindaeng District, Buriram province. ... More >>

BURMA / MYANMAR: Immediate need for fair trial and remedies

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 10:46 am | AHRC

During the three year period of new Myanmar Government, new political reforms have been taking place. The authorities stopped censoring the media in June 2012 and also allowed private news media groups to print newspapers in April 2013. As people in ... More >>

THAILAND: Re-arrest of human rights defender by Junta

Wednesday, 9 July 2014, 3:43 pm | AHRC

AHRC-STM-131-2014 July 8, 2014 A Statement from the Asian Human Rights Commission More >>

SRI LANKA: Tribunal to End Killings at Police Stations

Saturday, 5 July 2014, 10:34 am | AHRC

AHRC-STM-130-2014 July 4, 2014 A Statement from the Asian Human Rights Commission More >>

Judicial Dignity No Excuse for Muzzling Freedom of Speech

Thursday, 3 July 2014, 11:34 am | AHRC

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) objects to the Contempt of Court Bill, which the government has tabled in Parliament on 9 June 2014. The Bill, if passed, will restrict freedom of expression and the freedom of the press. The Bill, while purporting ... More >>

Kampaeng Phet Court awards 4,603,233 baht compensation

Thursday, 3 July 2014, 11:22 am | AHRC

THAILAND: Kampaeng Phet Provincial Court awarded 4,603,233 baht as compensation to Girl Air for torture and cruel treatment inflicted on her by her employers More >>

INDIA: Where police ignore distress calls

Saturday, 28 June 2014, 10:40 am | AHRC

A group of men had broken into a female friend’s house and were holding her hostage. I was frantically calling the Senior Superintendent of Police, the local police station, and officials in the district administration. Every passing minute sent shivers down ... More >>

INDIA: A law against torture is of no use

Saturday, 28 June 2014, 10:23 am | AHRC

AHRC-STM-126-2014 June 26, 2014 A Statement from the Asian Human Rights Commission More >>

NEPAL: The police state quite likes torture

Friday, 27 June 2014, 3:10 pm | AHRC

AHRC-STM-128-2014 June 26, 2014 A Statement from the Asian Human Rights Commission More >>

SRI LANKA : An addiction to torture

Friday, 27 June 2014, 3:08 pm | AHRC

AHRC-STM-127-2014 June 26, 2014 A Statement from the Asian Human Rights Commission More >>

THAILAND: Human rights defender charged by the Junta

Friday, 20 June 2014, 4:49 pm | AHRC

AHRC-STM-121-2014 June 18, 2014 A Statement from the Asian Human Rights Commission More >>



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