PHILIPPINES: Arrest of four poor urban leaders who were negotiating the postponement of a demolition of 21 homes

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Urgent Appeal Case : The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) writes to inform you about the arrest of four poor urban leaders. They were negotiating on-site for the postponement of a demolition of informal settlers in Muntinlupa City. The victims were invoking an agreement reached with the local and national government giving them time to relocate. However, the demolition team ignored their pleas. Read More...

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INDONESIA: Peaceful protesters arrested & tortured by police in Papua

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Yali Wenda (left) and Alfares Kapisa (right), arrested and tortured by Jayapura police

Urgent Appeal Case : The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information regarding the arbitrary arrest and the torture of two Papuans participating in a peaceful protest. The protesters are reported to have been electrocuted and beaten while being transported to the Jayapura police station in a police truck. They have been forced to sign a falsified police investigation report and have been denied medical treatment and access to lawyers. Read More...

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INDIA: Clinical trials kill 254 women under Supreme Court’s watch

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Statement : Unethical clinical trials conducted without obtaining informed consent of the participants have struck India again, killing 254 women from the most marginalised sections of society. The deaths, or rather murders, have taken place in the course of a 15-year long United States funded clinical trial for a cervical cancer screening method. The women who perished were part of a control group kept without screening. This, according to information available through various media reports, was done to study death rates in unscreened populations. Read More...

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