ASIA: Weekly Roundup, Episode 51

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Announcement : The episode begins with a recent development in Sri Lanka where posters are appearing that criticize the annual commemoration of victims of disappearance and the event’s organizers. Next, Samia Islam of Odhikar describes how disappearances in Bangladesh differ from those many other countries Read More...

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BURMA/MYANMAR: Military attempting to cover-up journalist’s death in custody

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Urgent Appeal Case : Par Gyi, a 49-year-old freelance journalist, and former bodyguard of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, travelled to Kyaikmayaw town, Mon State, to reporting on recent conflicts between the Burmese army and Kayan rebels in the area. In end September 2014, he disappeared. Read More...

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INDIA: Government discriminating against tribals affected by cyclone Hudhud

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Hunger Alert Case : The Asian Human Rights Commission has received information about systemic discrimination against tribals and other marginalised communities affected by cyclone Hudhud. The discrimination, also witnessed in relief work in the wake of other recent disasters in India, includes tribals not being disbursed relief material earmarked for them, and the losses suffered not being assessed. Such discrimination following natural disasters has only furthered the impoverishment suffered by tribal groups in India since independence. Read More...

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ASIA: Weekly Roundup, Episode 51
Oct 31, 2014 Announcement
ASIA: Weekly Roundup, Episode 50
Oct 25, 2014 Announcement
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Oct 22, 2014 Urgent Appeal Case

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