PHILIPPINES: Four political activists and five poor farmers indicted for murder despite proof they never fired any guns


Urgent Appeal Case : The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) writes with deep concern with the continued detention of four political activists and five poor farmers. They are charged with murder. They allegedly attacked a police station, killing two policemen and wounding three others. Paraffin tests show they never fired a gun. Nevertheless, the prosecutor recommended indicting them because the evidence does not “prove that they were innocent”. Read More...

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PAKISTAN: How many more Aasia Bibis,Taseers, Bhattis, and Rehmans will become victims because of inept judiciary?


Statement : A Divisional Bench of the Lahore High Court (LHC) upheld the death penalty of a Christian woman convicted of Blasphemy by a Sessions' Court in 2010. Ms. Aasia Bibi, was a mother of five. She was arrested in 2009 under blasphemy charges while working in a farm with many other Muslim women. A two-judge bench of the Lahore High Court, headed by Justice Anwarul Haq dismissed of Aasia Bibi's Appeal allegedly under pressure from more than two dozens of Muslim extremist fundamentalists who were present inside the Court. Read More...

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NEPAL: Youth tortured by his lover's family


Anil Kumar Yadav is seen at a hospital for treating his injuries.

Urgent Appeal Case : The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information that Mr. Anil Kumar Yadav, an 18-year-old youth and resident of Ward No.9, Ferset Village Development Committee (VDC), Saptari District, has been tortured for having a love affair with a girl aged 16. The incident occurred on 18 October 2014. It is members of the girl’s family that has tortured Anil, verbally and physically. He is currently hospitalized and frequently drifts in and out of consciousness. The alleged perpetrators are walking free in the village; the police have only detained Mr. Birendra Yadav, father of the girl. Anil’s family has been demanding action against the girl's family as per law. They feel insecure in the village given that Anil’s torturers are walking free. Read More...

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