THAILAND: End judicial harassment of human rights defenders


Urgent Appeal Case : The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has learned that the judicial harassment of Pornpen Khongkachonkiet and Somchai Homlaor, long-standing and prominent human rights defenders and director and chairperson, respectively, of the Cross Cultural Foundation (CrCF) in Thailand, is ongoing. They have been accused of defaming the army and face potential legal prosecution for their work documenting instances of torture and advocating on behalf of victims. Read More...

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BURMA/MYANMAR: Twenty-one more farmers falsely convicted for pursuing their land rights


Military soldiers are seen evicting the farmers from their land. Photo credit: Ko Win Aung and Tin Myo

Urgent Appeal Update : The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received updated information that twenty-one more farmers from Kanbalu Township have been convicted regarding an attempt to defend their rights to their land, with sentences ranging from 3 months to 4 years. More farmers are being prosecuted this month and others are still facing trials. Read More...

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ASIA: Weekly Roundup, Episode 44


Burma is the focus of the 44th episode of AHRC TV’s Weekly Roundup.

Announcement : The programme includes reports on the 10-year prison sentence for Burmese human rights defender Mr. Ko Htin Kyaw and expectations ahead of the second country report of the Parliamentary Committee for Rule of Law, headed by Aung San Suu Kyi. Read More...

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ASIA: Weekly Roundup, Episode 44
Sep 14, 2014 Announcement
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