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ASIA: Weekly Roundup, Episode 43

Saturday, 6 September 2014, 10:21 am | Asian Human Rights Commission

In this week’s Weekly Roundup , AHRC TV will report on the widespread problem of physical violence – amounting to torture – being committed by police and military personnel against others in uniform. The following stories will be featured: More >>

Threats to the Wang Saphung community

Sunday, 31 August 2014, 12:35 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

Protection International and the Asian Human Rights Commission are seriously concerned about the Royal Thai Army’s latest intervention in the conflict between the Wang Saphung community in Loei Province with a neighbouring gold and copper mine. On Monday, ... More >>

THAILAND:Open letter from Thai Citizens Against Dictatorship

Monday, 4 August 2014, 5:28 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

August 2, 2014 An Open Letter from Thai Citizens Against Dictatorship forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC). More >>

NEPAL: Government slowly killing Adhikari couple

Friday, 1 August 2014, 1:26 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

The fast-unto-death hunger strike of Nanda Prasad and Ganga Maya Adhikari, better known as the Adhikari couple, has reached 278 days and counting. Their only demand is an investigation and prosecution of those who killed their son, Krishna Prasad ... More >>

PAKISTAN: Mob kills 3 – a woman, a young girl, & a baby

Friday, 1 August 2014, 12:59 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

On Sunday evening, July 27, a crowd of around 150 fanatics attacked a small, peaceful community of 17 Ahmadi families living in Arafat Colony, on the outskirts of Gujranwala district, Punjab. As a result of the attack, eight houses were burned down. Three ... More >>

SRI LANKA: Five-year-old child kidnapped

Friday, 1 August 2014, 11:22 am | Asian Human Rights Commission

On Monday, 28 July 2014, an unidentified group kidnapped five-year-old Damindu Yasen Kumara. They arrived on motorcycles, with their faces covered by helmets and masks. They stabbed his parents, who struggled to protect their child. The kidnapping occurred ... More >>

GAZA: No safety, no escape

Friday, 1 August 2014, 11:12 am | Asian Human Rights Commission

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) and its partner organisations condemn the continuing hostilities in the occupied Gaza Strip. The AHRC calls upon the Government of Israel as well as Hamas and other armed groups operating out of the occupied Gaza ... More >>

SRI LANKA: Freedom of Association in 1992 and today

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 4:21 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), are the popular punching bag of the Government of Sri Lanka (GOSL), when its actions are challenged by any individual and/or organization. Name-calling, brandishing circulars to warn NGOs and now a draconian law to prevent ... More >>

BURMA/MYANMAR: Situation of Human Rights

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 2:58 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

BURMA / MYANMAR: Statement of the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar Yangon International Airport, Myanmar, 26 July 2014 More >>

Human Rights in Myanmar Yangon International Airport

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 12:01 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

Statement of the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar Yangon International Airport, Myanmar, 26 July 2014 More >>

Burma/Myanmar: Farmers face prison sentences for trespassing

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 11:24 am | Asian Human Rights Commission

President of Myanmar, U Thein Sein, announced that the government cannot give back over 30,000 acres of paddy land that the state has been using since it was confiscated by the army two decades ago. On the one hand the President ordered state and regional ... More >>

CAMBODIA:A compromise based on national interests and people

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 10:11 am | Asian Human Rights Commission

It is an irony that Prime Minister Hun Sen, who clings to political power as the result of alleged electoral irregularities and fraud and who refuses to permit any impartial investigation of the allegations is being legitimized by the opposition ... More >>

NEPAL: Trauma & Drama Echo in Dolpo

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 5:25 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

'A cold shiver runs through my veins and my body heats up every time I see a policeman', is what Nyima Tsering, from Tsarka VDC in Nepal, said to reporters after a 29 July press conference. During the police crackdown on 3 June, Nyima, 25 years of age, ... More >>

SOUTH KOREA: Ferry Sinks National Morale

Thursday, 17 July 2014, 10:42 am | Asian Human Rights Commission

On April 16 of this year, a ferry sank and hundreds of lives were lost. Many students who died were from a single school. Dozens of passengers are still missing. This incident has signalled the public that they need to be more aware of the concept ... More >>

SRI LANKA: Targeting Freedom of Expression

Friday, 11 July 2014, 4:44 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

A notice has been issued by one D.M.S, Dissanayake as the director/registrar of the NGO Secretariat in a letterhead of the Ministry of Defence and Urban Development warning the NOGs that they are acting beyond their mandates by conducting press conferences ... More >>

India: A Discordant Note on the Dowry Order

Tuesday, 8 July 2014, 5:12 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

The Indian Supreme Court’s decision to disallow blind arrest of the accused in dowry cases seems baffling at first sight. After all, the same court has often turned down bail applications, usually granted in such cases by Sessions Courts and High ... More >>

CAMBODIA: Old politicians in a new society

Tuesday, 24 June 2014, 1:55 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

The political deadlock in Cambodia has lasted almost a year as the negotiations have produced little common ground for both the opposition and ruling parties. After the elections, the CNRP's weekly mass demonstrations became a daily event in Phnom Penh. More >>

SRI LANKA: Advocating A Different Political Project

Monday, 16 June 2014, 5:14 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

The normalization of the abnormal is an inevitable result of conflict. This is hoary wisdom. Yet there is a lived-reality of this truth which needs to be meditated on with painful clarity. More >>

INDIA: Restore the rule of law, curb sexual violence in U.P.

Saturday, 14 June 2014, 2:57 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

Since India’s general election, Uttar Pradesh has witnessed sharp escalation of sexual violence and lawlessness. The rape of a session court judge in her official residence, guarded by the Provincial Armed Constabulary round the clock, highlights ... More >>

Rights for Cambodian migrant workers

Saturday, 14 June 2014, 2:56 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

The Cambodian Human Rights Action Committee (CHRAC) – a coalition of 21 NGOs working on the promotion of Human Rights, Democracy, and the Rule of Law in Cambodia deplores the decision of the Thai junta to deport Cambodian migrants en masse and demands ... More >>

 

 

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