SRI LANKA: Is it a crime to call the President an Ekadhipathiya - ඒකාධිපතියා (Authoritarian ruler)?

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Article : The question that is placed before the people is to decide, through a free and fair election, whether the President and the current system should be rejected in favour of a democratic scheme of governance or if they should remain as they are. If that question cannot be asked, discussed, and decided upon, without resorting to violence, then talking about the elections will become farcical, in a manner similar to what has already happened to so many other vital aspects of Sri Lankan life. Read More...

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PHILIPPINES: Another killing of three farmers – a father, son, and a sugarcane farmer

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Urgent Appeal Update : In our appeal on October 17, we mentioned the killing of four persons, two rehabilitation workers and two political activists. These separate incidents took place in August of this year. For details see: AHRC-UAC-138-2014. In addition to these killings, we have been informed about two more cases; one, the killing of a father and his 15-year-old son; and in another, an activist killed after his colleague was murdered. Read More...

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WORLD: Torture: Asian and Global Perspectives launches its new website

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Announcement : Torture: Asian and Global Perspectives a path breaking initiative in the discourse of torture prevention wishes to inform our readers of the launching of its new website. The website www.torturemag.org is not only for the print version of the magazine but it is a part of the expanding discourse that we have with our contributors and readers. This is partly due to the limitation we faced with the print version. Read More...

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ASIA: Weekly Roundup, Episode 49
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