BURMA/MYANMAR: Over 450 Farmers Victimised by Myanmar Military Land Grabbing


Woman is seen crying while evicted from their own land for military use. Photo Credit: Win Aung

Urgent Appeal Case : The Asian Human Rights Commission has learned that 65 farmers in Myanmar (of the Kanbalu Township, Shwebo District, Sagaing Division) are languishing in prison for ploughing their own fields, and over 350 more are headed for the same fate. This miscarriage of justice continues be-cause, in the words of the No. 1 Kanbalu Township judge, the military is telling the courts what judgments to make. The situation came to a head when the military destroyed the fields of the farm-ers during a "training exercise" but then charged the farmers with trespass and destruction of mili-tary agricultural land. This incident illustrates the reality of the land grabbing culture practiced by Myanmar military officers, which has wreaked havoc on the lives and livelihoods of farming commu-nities across Myanmar. Read More...

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PAKISTAN: Mob kills 3 Ahmadis – a woman, a young girl, & a baby


Photograph Courtesy: EPA/MUHAMMAD OWAIS

Statement : On Sunday evening, July 27, a crowd of around 150 fanatics attacked a small, peaceful community of 17 Ahmadi families living in Arafat Colony, on the outskirts of Gujranwala district, Punjab. As a result of the attack, eight houses were burned down. Three Ahmadis in one of the houses succumbed to the flames. All the three were female, and two were young children. Read More...

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NEPAL: Government slowly killing Adhikari couple


Statement : The relentless fight of the Adhikari couple has faded from the regular to-do checklist of civil society, human rights organizations, and the media; many of them have stopped talking about it altogether. Likewise, the State has been conspicuous in its wait and watch approach. It is this conspicuous inaction that is going to kill the old couple. The Nepal State is killing the couple slowly, every moment it delays and denies them justice. Read More...

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