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PAKISTAN: Government blames mothers for malnutrition deaths

Saturday, 16 January 2016, 12:07 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

Children with sunken eyes and protruding bones, struggling to breathe; mothers watching haplessly as their children die in front of their eyes; this sad reality was not happening in Somalia or Ethiopia, but in a country that is the seventh atomic power ... More >>

AHRC TV: JUST ASIA, Episode 106

Saturday, 16 January 2016, 11:53 am | Asian Human Rights Commission

In this episode of Just Asia, AHRC TV reports from Sri Lanka where the police still appear to consider themselves above the law. Police officers in Embilipitiya killed a young man and authorities responded by simply re-locating the perpetrators to other ... More >>

India: Bundelkhand now on a grass diet

Saturday, 16 January 2016, 11:12 am | Asian Human Rights Commission

People in Bundelkhand are being forced to eat grass for survival. This dire situation is being aired in reports after report of news channels. Grass and weeds are traditional diet in the area, counter officials of the Uttar Pradesh government. Neither is entirely ... More >>

Call for Justice for Torture and Enforced Disappearances

Friday, 18 December 2015, 4:56 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

A Press Releasefrom Gwangju Human Rights Laureates, Imparsial, IKOHI and the May 18 Memorial Foundation (Gwangju, South Korea) forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) More >>

Conference must tackle the disaster at the door

Tuesday, 1 December 2015, 9:10 am | Asian Human Rights Commission

WORLD: COP21-Climate Change Conference Paris-got to tackle both doomsday and the disaster at the door More >>

PAKISTAN: New wave of abduction, rape and forced conversion

Monday, 30 November 2015, 12:19 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

Freedom of religion is a fundamental right that exists only on paper in Pakistan. Each year thousands of Christians, forming 13% of the total population, suffer at the hands of religious bigots who use blasphemy as an excuse to ruin their life. ... More >>

An Announcement by the Asian Human Rights Commission

Saturday, 24 October 2015, 1:43 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

This week AHRC TV first turns to the Philippines, where civil society organisations, including the Asian Human Rights Commission, recently launched a campaign to stop military harassment and killings of Lumads, an indigenous group in Mindanao. Massive ... More >>

Indonesia: Arbitrary detention frequent, law reform stagnant

Monday, 21 September 2015, 4:43 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

An Open Letter from the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) to the Chairperson Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, Mr. Mads Andenas More >>

PAKISTAN: Two journalist killed

Friday, 11 September 2015, 8:59 am | Asian Human Rights Commission

A new wave of target killings of journalists and attacking on the media houses have again started. With in the span of 24 hours two media persons were killed by, as usual, “unknown persons”. The score comes to five during the current year. According ... More >>

Pakistan: Executions cross 200

Thursday, 10 September 2015, 8:52 am | Asian Human Rights Commission

The number of hangings in Pakistan has already crossed the 200 mark in 2015, and there are still about four months left in the year. If killing human beings were a race, Pakistan is winning hands down. And still there is room for improvement. More >>

Execution of 10 inmates will harm international relations

Tuesday, 28 April 2015, 2:20 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC), a Hong Kong-based regional human rights organization, expresses its alarm against the plan of your government to execute ten death row inmates lodged in Nusakambangan Prison, Central Java Province, Indonesia. More >>

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 >>

 

 

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