Naomi Coleman, 37, was arrested at Bandaranaike International Airport in Sri Lanka for 'hurting religious feelings' with her sleeve depicting Buddha on a lotus flower
Unethical clinical trials conducted without obtaining informed consent of the participants have struck India again, killing 254 women from the most marginalised sections of society.
In this week’s special programme we report on the AHRC’s Partner’s Meeting, which was held last week in Hong Kong. Human rights defenders from around Asia gathered to discuss future strategies and directions for their work.
Not all legislatures from the Saenuri Party agree with the opinion expressed by the three legislatures above. Some are aware of the serious nature of this case and say that the director of the NIS should be held accountable.
The 23 scholars said they lamented that nobody had been held responsible for Somchai’s abduction on 12 March 2004 and presumed killing, even though five police were accused of the crime, and that to date his remains had not been recovered.
In India, another controversy has erupted concerning yet another spiritual guru.
Over two years ago, on 9 January 2012, the Thai Government signed the UN International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance. To date, the convention has not been ratified...
Without any surprise, the Bangladesh Awami League, the primary ruling party, has emerged winner in 232 in a total of 300 parliamentary seats. A whopping 153 seats were won uncontested.
For 17 days, they were questioned and tortured inside a military camp. Two of the victims, Batrina and Rogelio, had their heads bashed against a wall; while the other victim, Charity, had her finger squeezed...
Both the Sikh separatist movement and its crushing by the government has resulted in violence and human rights abuses since the 1980s.
The disappearances and extrajudicial killings in the province of Balochistan continued unabated during 2013.
The Asian Human Rights Commission welcomes Order No. 51/2013 of 30 December 2013 by the president of Burma (Myanmar), issuing a general amnesty for all persons imprisoned or facing trial or investigation for certain categories of political offences.
The Asian Human Rights Commission joins all people across the world to salute Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela of South Africa, who passed away at the age of 95 yesterday.
Human rights abuses against Papuans in the Central Highlands, 1977–1978
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