PAKISTAN: Government refuses to allow the filing of a FIR against Prime Minister and the Chief Minister of Punjab

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Statement : The government, once again has refused to follow the orders of the Lahore High Court which directed police to register a First Information Report (FIR) which names amongst others, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, the Chief Minister of Punjab Mr. Shahbaz Sharif and 19 others including federal and provincial ministers and government personnel as responsible for the killing of 14 persons in a police shooting on a peaceful protest. Read More...

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NEPAL: Couple missing and entire family forcefully displaced following an inter-caste marriage

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Urgent Appeal Case : A couple belonging to two different castes who had been married are reported missing since 6 a.m., on 27thJuly 2014. The groom Binaya Kumar Harijan aged 21 and the bride, Sita Chaudhari Tharu, aged 19, have been missing since 6 a.m. on the 27th July 2014. The couple is residents of Labani Village Development Committee (VDC)-5 of Kapilvastu District in Nepal. Both Binaya and Sita are students of Grade 11 in Nandanagar Higher Secondary School and the Chatrapal Higher Secondary School respectively. Read More...

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BURMA/MYANMAR: Police tortured 13-year-old in custody, case is stalled

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Urgent Appeal Case : Soe Lin, is unable to walk without assistance because of torture by police personnel in Myaung Mya Township Police Station. On 23 July 2013, U Kyaw Wai, was murdered in the Aung Pan salt factory where he worked. Soe Lin and his father were accused of murdering the man and were arrested that day. A few days later the police also arrested, Soe Lin's Mother and 9-year-old sister were also taken to the police station for interrogation. The mother and daughter remained in custody for two days. Read More...

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