WORLD: Torture: Asian and Global Perspectives launches its new website


Announcement : Torture: Asian and Global Perspectives a path breaking initiative in the discourse of torture prevention wishes to inform our readers of the launching of its new website. The website is not only for the print version of the magazine but it is a part of the expanding discourse that we have with our contributors and readers. This is partly due to the limitation we faced with the print version. Read More...

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PHILIPPINES: Two military sergeants, one captain and others indicted for torture


Urgent Appeal Update : The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) writes to inform you that after three years of investigation, the soldiers who tortured a man and set him on fire, have been indicted for torture. The entire process, however, has lacked the transparency the law requires which has contributed to inappropriate delays. It took one year for public prosecutors to conclude there is probable cause and another year for the Ombudsman to recommend charges be filed. Read More...

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HONG KONG/PHILIPPINES: Poverty reflects a failure of the government not the person


Photo: Slums in Metro Manila. DaniloReyes/ AHRC

Article : Poverty reflects a failure of the government not the person. Seven years ago, my first cousin, 22-year –old Maricel Mahinay, died from an illness aggravated by severe malnutrition. She was three months pregnant. Her death came two years after her first child had also died from a malnutrition related illness. Read More...

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ASIA: Weekly Roundup, Episode 49
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