PAKISTAN: A call to save the people of Tharparker and surrounding desert areas from the acute drought

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Urgent Appeal Case : About 1.3 million people of the Tharparkar District (which is generally called the Thar District) are facing a severe shortage of food and water because of the lack of rainfall. However, the government has not taken any proper measures to provide relief to the people of this area who are suffering from acute hunger and are falling ill due to the spread of diseases – and this has been going on for the past three years. Read More...

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NEPAL: Police torture two juveniles to extract confession

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Urgent Appeal Case : The AHRC has received information that four unidentified policemen at Dhodhari Mach, Bardiya, arrested teenagers Bijay Khadka and Govinda Malla, for theft at around 9 a.m. on 3 August 2014. They were taken to the Dhodhari Police Station in Bardiya district after their arrest, and detained there for about one and half hours. Read More...

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SOUTH KOREA: Military camps or government run torture centres?

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Statement : Out of several recent incidents concerning conscripted men, two have sparked public outrage and triggered a call for an overhaul of the conscription system in South Korea.The first case concerns Mr. Lim, a young conscript, who turned his gun on his fellow conscripts and opened fire on 21 June 2014. As a result, five men were killed and seven injured. After the incident, Mr. Lim deserted his barracks and attempted suicide. He survived and was arrested. Read More...

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ASIA: Weekly Roundup, Episode 41
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