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NEPAL: Torture seen as ‘necessary evil’

Saturday, 25 June 2016, 4:03 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

A Statement by the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC). The AHRC translated and published Handbook on Torture in Nepali on the occasion of International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. More >>

INDONESIA: Lack of genuine policy and rights in Papua

Saturday, 18 June 2016, 12:58 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

After monitoring 20 months of the human rights situation in Papua and West Papua provinces under President Joko Widodo’s administration, the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is dismayed at the utter lack of progress in the protection and ... More >>

AHRC TV: Just Asia, Episode 126

Saturday, 11 June 2016, 7:38 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

This week Just Asia begins with the attack on a peaceful public protest in North Sulawesi, Indonesia on June 1, calling for professionalism by parliamentarians, and the prosecution of those involved in illegal drugs. While waiting to have a dialogue ... More >>

THAILAND: Protection of human rights defenders

Saturday, 11 June 2016, 5:13 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to mark 31 May 2016 as an important date in Thailand’s history with respect to the protection of human rights defenders. On this day, the Provincial Court in Thailand, Northeast, delivered its official ... More >>

PAKISTAN: Mothers set fire to daughters in Nuclear Nation

Saturday, 11 June 2016, 4:51 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

A State that prides itself on being a nuclear State, a symbol of strength and technological advancement, needs a double take. There is something very wrong in a nation and a society where the most fundamental human relationships are mired in violent brutality. More >>

INDONESIA: Open Prisons to Reform

Saturday, 11 June 2016, 4:37 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has learned that the detainees and prisoners in Indonesia face serious problems, in particular those related to overcrowding. In the past year, according to the Minister of Law and Human Rights and the Directorate ... More >>

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 >>

 

 

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