NEPAL: Immediately release 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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PAKISTAN: Call to immediately withdraw the sedition charges against the nine human rights defenders for holding a peaceful protest

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Urgent Appeal Update : The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received updated information that nine human rights defenders from Gilgit-Baltistan, including the President of the Supreme Appellate Court, Bar Association were charged for sedition for holding a protest in front of the office of United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) at Gilgit. They were staging a protest for the release of Baba Jan and 11 other human rights defenders who were sentenced to life imprisonment by an Anti- Terrorism Court (ATC). The protesters were demanding the abolition of the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA) from remaining in effect only in some parts in Northern Pakistan including in the Gilgit and Baltistan regions. Read More...

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PHILIPPINES: Four political activists and five poor farmers indicted for murder despite proof they never fired any guns

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Urgent Appeal Case : The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) writes with deep concern with the continued detention of four political activists and five poor farmers. They are charged with murder. They allegedly attacked a police station, killing two policemen and wounding three others. Paraffin tests show they never fired a gun. Nevertheless, the prosecutor recommended indicting them because the evidence does not “prove that they were innocent”. Read More...

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Oct 22, 2014 Urgent Appeal Case
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