WORLD: The Best Way to Prevent Torture: Academics vs. Human Rights Defenders

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Statement : A group of researchers associated with the Sydney University in Australia claim that they have found a more effective way than what has been tried so far, to prevent torture. The more effective way, as claimed, is to engage with the torturers themselves; which means to engage with officers of the security establishments. Quite an expensive project has been undertaken and one of the last acts of that project was the hosting of a conference in Bangkok. Read More...

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SRI LANKA: Universality of poetic feelings ( a book review )

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Article : One of the most touching events goes as following. A certain business magnate possessed all the land inherited by villagers. The business magnate, who did not realize the magnitude of his evil deeds, regretted later and reached the point of being imposed a punishment from the natural law. Read More...

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THAILAND: End judicial harassment of human rights defenders

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Urgent Appeal Case : The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has learned that the judicial harassment of Pornpen Khongkachonkiet and Somchai Homlaor, long-standing and prominent human rights defenders and director and chairperson, respectively, of the Cross Cultural Foundation (CrCF) in Thailand, is ongoing. They have been accused of defaming the army and face potential legal prosecution for their work documenting instances of torture and advocating on behalf of victims. Read More...

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ASIA: Weekly Roundup, Episode 44
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