NEPAL: The Adhikari couple's hunger strike takes a tragic turn

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Statement : There is more heartbreak for the family, friends, and supporters of the Adhikari couple. On September 22, after 333 days of a hunger strike, Nanda Prasad Adhikari has died. His wife, Ganga Maya, remains in critical condition, and many people fear that she will be unable to survive much longer. As a result sympathy for the couple and anger at the government for their inaction continues to grow. Read More...

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NEPAL: Students tortured by drunk police officers

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Photo of the three victims of police torture - Pramod Chai (top); Dipak Thater (bottom left), and Uraj BK (bottom right).

Urgent Appeal Case : The Terai Human Rights Defenders (THRD) Alliance in Nepal has informed the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) that three teenage children were tortured by three drunk police officers on 26 September 2014. The victims are still waiting for justice and the perpetrators have yet to be charged. Read More...

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ASIA: Discussion on several human rights issues

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Announcement : On the 29th of September Vilbur Larch of the Global Health and Human Rights Show talked with Basil Fernando about the Right Livelihood Award this year. This discussion is now available online. In this discussion, the nature of the Right Livelihood Award and its purpose, the human rights situation in Sri Lanka from the early 1970s to the present, and President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s speech to the United Nations were discussed. Read More...

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ASIA: Weekly Roundup, Episode 46
Sep 26, 2014 Announcement

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