ASIA: Weekly Roundup, Episode 37

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Announcement : This week we are drawing attention to how various governments are restricting the work of NGOs. Through legislation and other means numerous governments are trying to reduce critical opinion, hampering human rights work across Asia. In Sri Lanka, NGOs are being advised not to interact with the press and the government is claiming that this is based on pre-existing laws. Read More...

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PAKISTAN: A Minor's Arms Chopped Off by Landlord,-Police Unresponsive until Media Coverage

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Urgent Appeal Case : The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information that the arms of a 10-year-old child were chopped off by a landlord over a minor issue with his father's payment of electricity bills. His hands were tied and were put in a harvesting machine. Police did not take action for two days and provided impunity to the landlord until a media outlet gave hours of extensive coverage. Read More...

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SRI LANKA: AHRC complains to the IGP about the notorious torturer Sergeant Basnayake of Chilaw

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Open Letter : Threats of assassination if the victim were to visit a hospital for treatment after release on bail. The victim did not visit a hospital for treatment for a few days as a result; this aggravated his injuries. Later, he admitted himself to the Chilaw hospital. He was immediately transferred to the Ragama hospital, where he was examined and began treatment as an in-patient. According to medical reports, he has suffered extensive nerve injury; a long period of treatment will be needed for him to be able to use his arms again. Read More...

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ASIA: Weekly Roundup, Episode 37
Jul 26, 2014 Announcement
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