Forwarded Urgent Appeal

PHILIPPINES: Urgent Appeal for Solidarity and Action for Activists, Human Rights Defenders and Political Dissenters in the Philippines Tagged in Duterte’s Terror List

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an appeal from KARAPATAN Alliance for the Advancement of People’s Rights For more information, please contact: Cristina Palabay, Secretary General, 0917-3162831 Thank you.  Urgent Appeals Desk  Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC)  ———————————————————————– Urgent Appeal for Solidarity and Action for Activists, Human Rights Defenders and […]

PAKISTAN: Jeay Sindh Qaumi Mahaz-Areesar appeals for the safe recovery of disappeared persons from Sindh province

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an appeal from Jeay Sindh Qaumi Mahaz-A (MQM-A).  For more information, please contact: Dr. Meer Alam Mari, Chairman, Jeay Sindh Qaumi Mahaz-Areesar (JSQM-A), he can be contacted at meeralam23@yahoo.com Thank you.  Urgent Appeals Desk  Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC)  ———————————————————————– PAKISTAN: Jeay Sindh Qaumi […]

PHILIPPINES: Call for support for the people of Mindanao

Dear Friends,  The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an appeal from the Alliance for the Advancement of Peoples Rights (KARAPATAN), a human rights organization in the Philippines.  For more information, please contact:  Ms. Deejay Acierto at +63 2 4354146, +63917 6224761 (Globe) or +63 999 974 8718 (Smart). Thank you.  Urgent Appeals […]

WORLD: Malaysian human rights defender Lena Hendry convicted of screening human rights documentary

Dear Friends,  The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an appeal from Amnesty Itnernational, regarding the Malaysian human rights defender Lena Hendry who has been convicted by the Kuala Lumpur Magistrate Court for the private screening of the documentary “No Fire Zone: The Killing Fields of Sri Lanka”. She faces up to three […]

INDONESIA: Police officers torture Mr. Edison Hesegem to death in Jayawijaya General Hospital

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an appeal from the International Coalition for Papua (ICP) regarding a torture case in the highland city of Wamena, which was committed by six members of the Jayawijaya District Police, Jayawijaya regency, Papua province. The torture occurred on 11th January 2017 during detention at […]

PHILIPPINES: Political activist illegally arrested after GRP’s “cancellation” of peace talks with the NDFP

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an appeal from KARAPATAN Alliance for the Advancement of People’s Rights. For more information, please contact: (+632) 435 4146 Thank you. Urgent Appeals Desk  Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC)  ———————————————————————– Political activist illegally arrested after GRP’s “cancellation” of peace talks with the NDFP Dear […]

PHILIPPINES: Urgent call for support: free all political prisoners!

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an appeal from Alliance for the Advancement of People’s Rights (KARAPATAN) For more information, please contact: Cristina “Tinay” Ellazar Palabay, Karapatan Secretary General and Tanggol Bayi (Defend Women) – Philippines Convenor. mobile number +63917-3162831. Thank you. Urgent Appeals Desk  Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC)  […]

THAILAND: Lawyer Sirikan ‘June’ Charoensiri Faces Ongoing Judicial Harassment

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an appeal from Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR). For more information, please contact:  Thai Lawyers for Human Rights  109 Soi Sitthichon Suthisarnwinichai Rd.  Samsennok, Huaykwang Bangkok 10310  Thailand  Tel: +6696-7893172 or +6696-7893173  E-Mail: tlhr2014@gmail.com,  Website: http://www.tlhr2014.com/ Thank you. Urgent Appeals Desk Asian Human […]

THAILAND: Military must end judicial harassment of human rights defenders

Dear Friends,  The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an appeal from the Cross Cultural Foundation (CrCF) regarding the three human rights defenders who are to meet with an inquiry official at the Muang Pattani Police Station on July 26 in the defamation case filed against them by the ISOC Region 4 Forward […]

INDIA: Young man shot dead by a Border Security Force personnel in West Bengal

Dear Friends,  The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an appeal from our partner organization MASUM in West Bengal. The appeal alleges that a young man was shot dead by Border Security Force personnel while he was trying to smuggle cattle across the border to Bangladesh.  For more information, please contact: Kirity Roy, […]

INDIA: Scheduled Caste woman tortured by Border Security Force personnel

Dear Friends,  The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an appeal from our partner organization, MASUM in West Bengal. A Scheduled Caste woman was allegedly tortured by Border Security Force (BSF) guards on 10 April 2016 in Dinhata police station limits, West Bengal. For more information, please contact: Kirity Roy, Secretary, MASUM & […]

INDIA: Support Narmada Bachao Andolan, Demand Release of Jha Commission Report

Dear Friends,  The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an appeal from the Narmada Bachao Andolan demanding access to the Jha Commission Report and to ensure complete Resettlement & Rehabilitation (R&R) before the monsoons for the people in Madhya Pradesh who will be adversely affected due to the construction of the Sardar Sarovar […]

PHILIPPINES: Violent dispersal of farmers seeking drought assistance leaves two dead

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an appeal from Karapatan Alliance for Advancement for People’s Rights regarding thousands of farmers who have received harassment, threats and have been subjected to extrajudicial killings from the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines, North Cotabato Region, for demanding relief funds […]

INDONESIA: Children and adults die of whooping cough due to government neglect

Dear Friends,  The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an appeal from the Human Rights and Peace for Papua–the International Coalition for Papua (ICP) regarding the deaths of 51 children and three adults of pertussis (whooping cough) in Nduga Regency, Papua Province, Indonesia during the past few months due to government neglect. For […]

PAKISTAN: Protest over UN bodies’ decision to give an award to IT minister

Dear Mr. Ban Ki-moon PAKISTAN: Protest over UN bodies’ decision to give an award to IT minister This is to formally lodge our serious protest over the fact that the United Nations’ Women and International Telecommunication Union (ITU) have given “Gem-Tech Global Achievement Award” to Pakistan’s Minister of State for Information Technology Ms. Anusha Rehman, […]

PHILIPPINES: Temogen “Cocoy” Tulawie is finally free

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an urgent appeal from Free Cocoy Tulawie Movement. For more information, please contact: Max de Mesa, maxdemesa@gmail.com Thank you.  Urgent Appeals Desk  Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC)  ———————————————————————– PHILLIPINES: Temogen “Cocoy” Tulawie is finally free On behalf of the Free Cocoy Tulawie Movement, we are very […]

INDIA: Massive displacement and loss of livelihood in wake of Mapithel Dam construction

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an appeal from the Centre for Research and Advocacy, Manipur, regarding the displacement and injustice faced by villagers affected by the Mapithel Dam construction. For more information, please contact: Jiten Yumnam Secretary, Centre for Research and Advocacy, Manipur Sega Road, Hodam Leirak Imphal Manipur […]

THAILAND: Rak Ban Haeng Conservation Group in Lamphang Province face severe intimidation by local authorities and security forces

Dear friends,  The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is issuing this urgent appeal received from Protection International Thailand, regarding the on-going intimidation by local authorities and security forces against Rak Ban Haeng Conservation Group in the Lamphang Province for opposing the granting of concessionaire rights to rock quarry mining for a period of over five […]

INDONESIA: Police initiate investigation against prominent Papuan human rights lawyer

Dear friends,  The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an appeal from the Human Rights and Peace for Papua – the International Coalition for Papua (ICP) regarding harassment of a Papuan human rights lawyer by the authorities of Indonesia in Papua. For more information, please visit: http://humanrightspapua.org/ . Thank you.  Urgent Appeals Desk  Asian Human […]

INDONESIA: French journalists and indigenous leader at risk of prosecution in Papua

Dear friends,  The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an appeal from the Human Rights and Peace for Papua – the International Coalition for Papua (ICP) regarding risks of persecution by the authorities of Indonesia against a French journalist and Papuan indigenous leader in Papua. For more information, please visit: http://humanrightspapua.org/  Thank you.  […]