Urgent Appeal Update : The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received updated information from the Forum for Protection of People’s Rights, Nepal (PPR Nepal), that the Nepal police officers stationed at the Hanumandhoka Metropolitan Police Range (MPR) resumed their torturous call to the Thakur family living in Kathmandu. The family had allegedly been under investigation for theft of gold from their landlord since 19 February 2013. Read More...
Hunger Alert General : The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received disturbing information regarding 193 children starving to death in Thar district of Pakistan. The authorities have conceded half of the number while trying to attribute them to different diseases but independent sources have conclusive evidence that they are all caused by extreme poverty, chronic shortage of drinking water due to a years-old drought causing a famine. Serious lack of health facilities in the area which has just one 74 bed hospital serving a population of 1.5 million further complicates the situation and has given rise to serious distress migration to nearby districts. Read More...
Urgent Appeal Case : Sunil Samaradeera of No: 34/2, Baseline Mawatha, Borella, a human rights activist based in Wanathamulla, in Colombo District was abducted in broad daylight by persons believed to be connected to the Secretary of Defense. On 13 of February Sunil had met with the Secretary, Mr. Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, regarding issues concerning a housing scheme which threatens to put several households out of their land and according to reports there had been a heated exchange of words. Sunil’s abduction happened shortly after that. Sunil’s neighbours and colleagues staged a protest by blocking a road and as a result two days later he was released. However, he is concerned for his personal security and the authorities have made no effort to investigate the abduction and bring the perpetrators to justice. Read More...
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Mar 10, 2014 Urgent Appeal Case
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Mar 03, 2014 Urgent Appeal Case
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