BANGLADESH: IBA Human Rights Award for Adilur Rahman Khan

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Press Release : (Hong Kong, October 24, 2014) The Asian Human Rights Commission announces that the International Bar Association has awarded Adilur Rahman Khan with IBA Human Rights Award 2014. The AHRC congratulates its partner, Adilur Rahman Khan, for one more Award for his struggles against state-sponsored persecutions in Bangladesh. The awards that Adilur has been receiving one after another in recent months re-establishes the fact that the international community is closely observing Bangladesh's human rights situation. Read More...

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SRI LANKA: So will the Executive stop treating the Judiciary as a lesser power?

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Article : It must have been somebody’s idea that judicial independence in Sri Lanka must be destroyed. When the idea was first generated we do not know. It is possible that it arose more or less at the same time as the 1962 coup. Those were wild times for some people who had enjoyed privileges at the top. They were unanimous in their opinion that everything has gone wrong in Sri Lanka and that, therefore, some extraordinary intervention was needed. Read More...

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NEPAL: Immediately release the minor imprisoned unlawfully

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Urgent Appeal Case : The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has been informed that Mujahiddain Khan (alias Kahis Ansari), a 14 year old minor and resident of ward 6, Jaisapur Village Development Committee (VDC), Banke District, has been imprisoned unlawfully since 21 August 2014.The Police Sergeant for the Mid-Western Regional Police Office, Banke, Mr. Netra Bahadur Rana, has falsely accused the minor of crime and forced his imprisonment in District Jail Banke, District. Mr. Jiyahuddin Khan, father of Kahis, registered a Habeas Corpusin the Appellate Court, Banke, against the District Administration Office (DAO) Banke and the Banke District Prison 17 October 2014. But the Court dismissed the appeal. The Police have detained Kahis for more than one month without any cause. His family members are seeking justice from the State, but it has been neglecting their voice. The AHRC is worried about the increasing police torture and unlawful arrests in the Terai regions of Nepal. Read More...

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NEPAL: Youth tortured by his lover's family
Oct 22, 2014 Urgent Appeal Case
INDIA: Dalits snare trapped
Oct 21, 2014 Statement

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