HONG KONG/PHILIPPINES: Poverty reflects a failure of the government not the person

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Photo: Slums in Metro Manila. DaniloReyes/ AHRC

Article : Poverty reflects a failure of the government not the person. Seven years ago, my first cousin, 22-year –old Maricel Mahinay, died from an illness aggravated by severe malnutrition. She was three months pregnant. Her death came two years after her first child had also died from a malnutrition related illness. Read More...

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PAKISTAN: Release with immediate effect, Baba Jan and other eleven human rights defenders, sentenced for life imprisonment by an anti-terrorism court

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Urgent Appeal Update : The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information that 12 human rights defenders including Baba Jan, a prominent human rights defender, have been sentenced to imprisonment for life, by the Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC). They have been so sentenced for raising their voice and holding a protest against not providing compensation rightly due to the people who were submerged and trapped under a massive landslide and against the killing of two persons - a father and his son by a high ranking police officer, during the demonstrations. On a previous occasion six trade union members from the Power Loom factories were also sentenced with imprisonment in total of 493 years – 81 years for each person - by the ATC, who were merely demanding a hike in their wages as announced by the government. Read More...

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ASIA: Weekly Roundup, Episode 49

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Announcement : This week’s program includes presentations from the meetings on a range of subjects relating to torture in Asia. The program ends with a segment from a presentation by Hong Kong Barrister Y.L. Cheung on the independence of the judiciary in Hong Kong. Read More...

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ASIA: Weekly Roundup, Episode 49
Oct 17, 2014 Announcement

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