PAKISTAN: Negotiating with the wrong people

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Article : If anything flagrant is to be noticed in North Waziristan, it is the lack of seriousness and the obvious collusion of the state with the terrorists organisations based in that beautiful but lawless land of the Wazir and Dawar tribes of Khyber Pakhtoon Kha province. Read More...

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PHILIPPINES: Police provides security to journalist and his family facing threats

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Arthur Sapanghari, radio broadcaster under threat, has been provided protective security

Urgent Appeal Update : The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is pleased to inform you that a broadcast journalist whom we reported earlier to have been threatened for exposing corrupt practices, illegal logging and trafficking in his community in Bukidnon, Mindanao, has now been provided with security for himself and his family to ensure their safety. Read More...

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INDIA: Conflict induced displacement must end

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Statement : The 30 July 2013 announcement of the Congress Working Committee decision to create a separate Telangana state within the Union of India spurred other statehood demands. In Assam, ethnic groups like the Bodos, Karbis, Dimasas, and Koch Rajbonshis – which have all been fighting for separate states for themselves – unleashed serial agitations and economic blockades to intensify their demands. This fuelled prevailing friction along ethnic lines; tension turned into violence and the result has been large-scale displacement. Read More...

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