HONG KONG/PHILIPPINES: Don't have the man you want then convict the man you've got

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Article : What Fernando Obedencio and Haron Abubakar have in common is that they were both arrested in 2005 in General Santos City. Both were 25-years-old, accused on the grounds of planted evidence and both were tortured by the police to gain a confession. Read More...

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THAILAND: Human rights defender subjected to judicial harassment

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Statement : On 24 August 2014, Pornpen Khongkachonkiet, a long-time human rights defender and director of the Cross Cultural Foundation (CrCF), received a warrant summoning her to report to the Yala police station by 25 August 2014. She has postponed her reporting to the Yala police station until later in September. The warrant was in relation to an investigation carried out pursuant to a legal complaint of libel and defamation filed against her by Army Task Force 41. Read More...

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ASIA: Weekly Roundup, Episode 41

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Announcement : In the 41st episode of Human Rights Asia Weekly Roundup, AHRC TV brings news of the acquittal of Irom Sharmila. Also known as “the Iron Lady of Manipur”, Irom Sharmila, has been on hunger strike for 14 years in protest against the 50-year-old Armed Forces Special Powers Act in northeast India. The law gives security forces sweeping powers to shoot to kill with impunity. Read More...

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ASIA: Weekly Roundup, Episode 41
Aug 23, 2014 Announcement
ASIA: Say it loud and clear
Aug 15, 2014 Article
ASIA: Weekly Roundup, Episode 40
Aug 15, 2014 Announcement

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