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PAKISTAN: Agencies using blasphemy to gag criticism

Monday, 21 August 2017, 7:59 pm | AHRC

PAKISTAN: Intelligence agencies using blasphemy to gag criticism of its atrocities Blogger Ahmed Waqas Goraya, who disappeared earlier this year along with four other social media activists, has recently revealed the names of his abductors. Mr. Goraya ... More >>

Stop the Unlawful Detention of Bangladeshi Migrants

Saturday, 19 August 2017, 12:03 pm | AHRC

In May 2017, a young boy was apprehended by Border Security Force(BSF) officers in Dinajpur, West Bengal. MASUM, our partner organisation in West Bengal conducted a fact-finding mission and discovered that almost 18 months before the incident, his ... More >>

INDIA: Independence Day for cows as hospitals massacre

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 4:19 pm | AHRC

How exactly can one react to a republic that lets more than 60 of its children die in just 48 hours for the want of oxygen as the company supplying oxygen to the hospital had stopped it after repeated warnings for the same over non-payment of Rs. 68 Lakhs? ... More >>

PAKISTAN: A tribute to Dr. Ruth Pfau

Saturday, 12 August 2017, 12:34 pm | AHRC

PAKISTAN: A tribute to Dr. Ruth Pfau: who successfully fought and controlled leprosy in country More >>

SRI LANKA: Is the Criminal Procedure Act still valid?

Saturday, 12 August 2017, 12:33 pm | AHRC

The procedures that should be followed by the police in the investigations into crime are found in the Criminal Procedure Code of Sri Lanka (CPC). Ever since the British introduced the basic procedures for investigations of crime based on their own laws, ... More >>

PAKISTAN: Without respect for law legal prof will flounder

Saturday, 5 August 2017, 2:53 pm | AHRC

The darker side of Pakistan’s lawyers’ cartel has been exposed in the case of law student Khadija Siddiqui, who was stabbed 23 times by her class fellow, Shah Husain, the son of a senior Supreme Court lawyer. After this horrific attack, Khadija ... More >>

PAKISTAN: State complicity abetting Hazara bloodbath

Saturday, 22 July 2017, 2:09 pm | AHRC

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) strongly condemns the recent spate of attacks on the Hazara community in Balochistan province. In the most recent incident, four family members belonging to the ethnic Hazara Shia community and their driver were ... More >>

INDIA: Curious case of self-pricing tomatoes

Saturday, 15 July 2017, 1:17 pm | AHRC

INDIA: Curious case of anti-farmer, anti-consumer, self-pricing tomatoes Avinash Pandey Looking at the pattern of tomato pricing in India, year after year, could lead one to believe that tomatoes are pricing themselves, evilly conspiring against ... More >>

CHINA: A state built on graves will not last

Friday, 14 July 2017, 6:25 pm | AHRC

China has lost yesterday one of its great sons, Nobel Laurate Mr. Liu Xiaobo. Indeed, Liu Xiaobo was a criminal for the Chinese administration. They had sentenced him to undergo a prison term of 11 years, after being convicted by what is passed off ... More >>

Questions arising from the abduction of Farhad Mazhar

Saturday, 8 July 2017, 1:52 pm | AHRC

Law enforcement agencies in Bangladesh have announced on 3 July 2017, that at 11:30 pm they have ‘rescued’ Mr. Farhad Mazhar from a Dhaka bound passenger bus at Noapara in the south-western district Jessore, bordering India. The police later ... More >>

Investigative journalist manhandled and threatened

Saturday, 8 July 2017, 1:51 pm | AHRC

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information that a Hong Kong based Nepali investigative journalist, Mr. JB Pun Magar, has been attacked and threatened for writing on issues relating to the Nepalese community residing in Hong Kong. Mr. ... More >>

NEPAL: Government and police collude in rotten power play

Tuesday, 4 July 2017, 8:18 pm | AHRC

NEPAL: Government and police collude in rotten power play For the past several years, the Asian Human Rights Commission has been reporting on the widespread practice of abuse of power by the Nepal Police. The extent of abuse of power and politicization ... More >>

SRI LANKA/WORLD: Rapid collapse of the secular state

Saturday, 24 June 2017, 6:23 pm | AHRC

The events that unfolded this week shockingly foretells the story of the very rapid collapse of the secular state in Sri Lanka. Although, the events around which a new melodrama unfolded in Sri Lanka were some trivial events of several warrants issued ... More >>

INDIA: A country where torture is the norm

Saturday, 24 June 2017, 6:22 pm | AHRC

India is the only country in Asia that has during the past seven decades remained a parliamentary democracy, having elected its government through a transparent and accountable democratic process. Its judiciary is independent, and its administrative ... More >>

INDONESIA: Torture occurs repeatedly

Saturday, 24 June 2017, 6:21 pm | AHRC

INDONESIA: Torture occurs repeatedly as perpetrators enjoy impunity Torture remains a serious problem in Indonesia, even after 18 years of police and legal reform. The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has noted some fundamental problems that prevent ... More >>

Civilian casualties in wake of Philippines’ martial law

Saturday, 3 June 2017, 3:52 pm | AHRC

Civilian casualties in wake of Philippines’ martial law and other stories in JUST ASIA, Episode 173 This week Just Asia begins with civilian casualties in the aftermath of martial law imposed in Mindanao, Philippines. One ethnic Moro resident was killed ... More >>

PAKISTAN: Government adding fuel to fan religious violence

Friday, 28 April 2017, 8:32 pm | AHRC

Coming on the heels of the recent lynching, killing and attacks in Pakistan on the pretext of blasphemy, the legislative assembly of Pakistan controlled Azad Kashmir has unanimously passed two resolutions regarding the finality of the Prophet Hood ... More >>

NEPAL: 2015 Earthquake: Two years on

Tuesday, 25 April 2017, 9:18 pm | AHRC

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) remembers with deep sorrow the April 25, 2015 the two devastating earthquakes that stuck Nepal two years ago today. More than 9000 people were killed, and over half a million houses were destroyed in the aftermath ... More >>

SRI LANKA: Meethotamulla tragedy to be duplicated?

Tuesday, 25 April 2017, 9:01 pm | AHRC

Dealing with the Meethotamulla waste dump has now become a major national problem for Sri Lanka. At least 30 persons have lost their lives due to the collapse of the waste dump. Many others might have died or suffered serious diseases due to the existence ... More >>

PAKISTAN: The AHRC condemns the lynching of a student

Sunday, 16 April 2017, 2:08 pm | AHRC

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) strongly condemns the brutal murder of a 23-year old student by lynching on the accusation of Blasphemy by a mob at Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan, KPK province. More >>



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