BURMA/MYANMAR: Twenty-one more farmers falsely convicted for pursuing their land rights


Military soldiers are seen evicting the farmers from their land. Photo credit: Ko Win Aung and Tin Myo

Urgent Appeal Update : The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received updated information that twenty-one more farmers from Kanbalu Township have been convicted regarding an attempt to defend their rights to their land, with sentences ranging from 3 months to 4 years. More farmers are being prosecuted this month and others are still facing trials. Read More...

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ASIA: Weekly Roundup, Episode 44


Burma is the focus of the 44th episode of AHRC TV’s Weekly Roundup.

Announcement : The programme includes reports on the 10-year prison sentence for Burmese human rights defender Mr. Ko Htin Kyaw and expectations ahead of the second country report of the Parliamentary Committee for Rule of Law, headed by Aung San Suu Kyi. Read More...

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NEPAL: Immediately release Doctor Chandra Kant Raut who have been confined into illegal and arbitrary confinement


Urgent Appeal Case : The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information that the Morang Police has arbitrarily arrested Dr Chandra Kant Raut, a social activist, at 7:15 PM on 13 September 2014. The police also arrested Satyanarayan Mandal who was travelling with him to Biratnagar after attending Chata Mela in Rangeli Municipality. They are currently being detained at the Morang Police Office. The AHRC fears for the safety of Dr Raut and Satyanarayn Mandal. Read More...

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ASIA: Weekly Roundup, Episode 44
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