SOUTH KOREA: Military camps or government run torture centres?

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Statement : Out of several recent incidents concerning conscripted men, two have sparked public outrage and triggered a call for an overhaul of the conscription system in South Korea.The first case concerns Mr. Lim, a young conscript, who turned his gun on his fellow conscripts and opened fire on 21 June 2014. As a result, five men were killed and seven injured. After the incident, Mr. Lim deserted his barracks and attempted suicide. He survived and was arrested. Read More...

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

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