Urgent Appeal Case : The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information from Centre for Social Development and Women Action for Development – two human rights organisations based in Manipur, India – that local politicians are targeting them for exposing corruption in administration. On 12 July, a small mob gathered in front of the office of the two organisations demanding that vehicles of staff members parked out front be removed. One staff member, who tried to take a photograph of the mob, was assaulted. The elected member to the state assembly the constituency is suspected to be behind the incident. Read More...
Article : '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, was dragged out from a grain storehouse, beaten, and then released, only to be rounded up again by another police team as he tried to flee the village. He witnessed a bullet hit his brother's temple. He saw a friend suffer, with burning hot gun pipes shoved into his mouth. He said he didn't feel the pain from his torture in detention, as much as the worry about whether his brother had survived. After his torture, he was treated for two broken upper incisors and sent back home. Read More...
Statement : Jokowi and Jusuf Kalla promise to put an end to impunity by revising the current Military Tribunal Law. Although welcoming such commitment, the AHRC believes that the anti-impunity message will not be properly realized unless criminal investigation and punishment for individuals responsible for serious human rights abuses take place. Read More...
PAKISTAN: A teenager falsely branded a Taliban and shot dead in a staged encounter - A human rights defender's life under threat for exposing such encounters
Urgent Appeal Case : Mr. Anisur Rehman Soomro the son of Mr. Anwer Soomro, 17 years old and a student of 10th grade was arrested by Sachalgoth Karachi Police in Karachi, Sindh Province on 12th June 2014 along with two friends at Marroora Chowk, near Chapal Sun City, Safoora Goth, Gulistane Johar, Karachi in plain view of the public including a family member – his uncle - who had been present at the time. Read More...
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