SRI LANKA: Universality of poetic feelings ( a book review )

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Article : One of the most touching events goes as following. A certain business magnate possessed all the land inherited by villagers. The business magnate, who did not realize the magnitude of his evil deeds, regretted later and reached the point of being imposed a punishment from the natural law. Read More...

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THAILAND: End judicial harassment of human rights defenders

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Urgent Appeal Case : The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has learned that the judicial harassment of Pornpen Khongkachonkiet and Somchai Homlaor, long-standing and prominent human rights defenders and director and chairperson, respectively, of the Cross Cultural Foundation (CrCF) in Thailand, is ongoing. They have been accused of defaming the army and face potential legal prosecution for their work documenting instances of torture and advocating on behalf of victims. Read More...

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BURMA/MYANMAR: Twenty-one more farmers falsely convicted for pursuing their land rights

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Military soldiers are seen evicting the farmers from their land. Photo credit: Ko Win Aung and Tin Myo

Urgent Appeal Update : The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received updated information that twenty-one more farmers from Kanbalu Township have been convicted regarding an attempt to defend their rights to their land, with sentences ranging from 3 months to 4 years. More farmers are being prosecuted this month and others are still facing trials. Read More...

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ASIA: Weekly Roundup, Episode 44
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