NEPAL: Youth tortured by his lover's family

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Anil Kumar Yadav is seen at a hospital for treating his injuries.

Urgent Appeal Case : The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information that Mr. Anil Kumar Yadav, an 18-year-old youth and resident of Ward No.9, Ferset Village Development Committee (VDC), Saptari District, has been tortured for having a love affair with a girl aged 16. The incident occurred on 18 October 2014. It is members of the girl’s family that has tortured Anil, verbally and physically. He is currently hospitalized and frequently drifts in and out of consciousness. The alleged perpetrators are walking free in the village; the police have only detained Mr. Birendra Yadav, father of the girl. Anil’s family has been demanding action against the girl's family as per law. They feel insecure in the village given that Anil’s torturers are walking free. Read More...

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PHILIPPINES: Children suffer inhuman treatment, severe malnutrition due to government neglect

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Statement : The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) strongly condemns the Manila City government for its apparent outright neglect to improve conditions at the Reception and Action Center (RAC), a public child care institutions. Read More...

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PAKISTAN: Government must restore the arbitrarily suspended broadcast license of ‘ARY News’ with immediate effect

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Statement : The government of Pakistan through its regulatory body, the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has banned a local television channel, the “ARY News” and has arbitrarily suspended its license for a period of 15 days, and imposed a fine of Rs.10 million (approximately USD 97,000) for airing on 20th October 2014 an allegedly derogatory programme against the judiciary. Read More...

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