THAILAND: Arbitrary detention and threats to human rights defenders and their families

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Thanthawut Taweewarodomkul.The source is Khao Sod

Open Letter : Under the terms of martial law, which were put in place two days prior to the coup, soldiers can detain and interrogate anyone for up to seven days without having to provide evidence of wrongdoing or bring formal charges. People arrested can be held at irregular places of detention, including permanent or temporary military bases or other sites designated as places of detention. Read More...

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PAKISTAN: Government refuses to allow the filing of a FIR against Prime Minister and the Chief Minister of Punjab

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Statement : The government, once again has refused to follow the orders of the Lahore High Court which directed police to register a First Information Report (FIR) which names amongst others, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, the Chief Minister of Punjab Mr. Shahbaz Sharif and 19 others including federal and provincial ministers and government personnel as responsible for the killing of 14 persons in a police shooting on a peaceful protest. Read More...

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NEPAL: Couple missing and entire family forcefully displaced following an inter-caste marriage

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Urgent Appeal Case : A couple belonging to two different castes who had been married are reported missing since 6 a.m., on 27thJuly 2014. The groom Binaya Kumar Harijan aged 21 and the bride, Sita Chaudhari Tharu, aged 19, have been missing since 6 a.m. on the 27th July 2014. The couple is residents of Labani Village Development Committee (VDC)-5 of Kapilvastu District in Nepal. Both Binaya and Sita are students of Grade 11 in Nandanagar Higher Secondary School and the Chatrapal Higher Secondary School respectively. Read More...

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ASIA: Weekly Roundup, Episode 41
Aug 23, 2014 Announcement

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