Forwarded Urgent Appeal

FORWARDED APPEAL(Burma): Appeal to China to take action on Burma

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding an appeal that was posted on Thailand news site Prachatai, asking the government of China to use its leverage to bring reconciliation and peace in Burma. If the email bounces back, please check here: http://en.beijing2008.cn/bocog/contactus/. Please use a different subject line so your email does not […]

FORWARDED APPEAL (India): Alleged assault on a Member of Legislative Assembly of Dalit Panthers at Cuddalore

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarded this Urgent Appeal on behalf of People’s Watch– Tamil Nadu regarding an alleged assault on a Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) of the Dalit Panthers of Tamil Nadu, India on 2 January 2006. If you have further inquiries, please contact the People’s Watch-Tamil Nadu […]

FORWARDED APPEAL (Philippines): A picture of the human rights situation in the Philippines in 2005

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding to you a report by Karapatan (Alliance for the Advancement of People’s Right), a human rights organisation based in Manila, regarding their assessment on the situation of human rights in the Philippines for 2005. The report below also indicates individual cases of extra-judicial execution, abduction […]

FORWARDED APPEAL (Philippines): Groups seek release of a woman and her baby from jail

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding to you an urgent appeal from the Asian Center for the Progress of Peoples (ACPP) in Hong Kong. The ACPP is calling for the immediate release of a woman and her 10-month-old baby who are presently detained at the Mamburao Provincial Jail in Occidental Mindoro, […]

NEPAL: The Unacceptable Prohibition of Freedom of Movement of Human Rights Defender

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward a statement issued by a group of human rights organisations in Nepal, with regard to the unacceptable prohibition of freedom of movement of human rights defenders. For the security of these organisations, we do not provide their names. The AHRC raised its concern regarding […]

FORWARDED APPEAL (Pakistan): Appeal to President Zardari to comply with his promises for ensuring the release of Dr. Afia Siddiqui

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an appeal from Aafia Movement regarding Dr. Aafia Siddiqui’s Upcoming appeal process, the role of the government, and the broken promises. For more information, please contact: Dr. Fowzia Siddiqui through email: drfowzia@hotmail.com. Thank you. Urgent Appeals Desk Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) ———————————————————————– Mr. […]

BANGLADESH: Human rights defender, Mr FMA Razzak, in a critical condition in hospital following abduction and brutal attack

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an appeal from Front Line regarding the deadly attack on human rights defender FMA Razzak and gouging his eyes and seriously fracturing his hand and leg by the family of an army major of Bangladesh. The appeal is available at: http://www.frontlinedefenders.org/node/15038 . For more information, please […]

FORWARDED APPEAL (Kyrgyzstan): Death of a journalist by police torture

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an appeal from World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) regarding the torture and custodial death of a Kyrgyzstani journalist. For more information, please contact: OMCT urgent appeals appeals@list.omct.org Thank you. Urgent Appeals Desk Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) ———————————————————————– The International Secretariat of the World Organisation […]

FORWARDED APPEAL(Nepal): Humanitarian assistance is needed for displaced persons by flood in Sunsari District

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding an appeal calling for humanitarian assistance for the people living in flood-damaged parts along the Koshi River in Nepal. According to the government figures, over 50,000 locals of four Village Development Committees (VDCs) in Sunsari district were displaced last week after torrential rains caused the […]

FORWARDED APPEAL(Burma): Appeal to China to take action on Burma

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding an appeal that was posted on Thailand news site Prachatai, asking the government of China to use its leverage to bring reconciliation and peace in Burma. If the email bounces back, please check here: http://en.beijing2008.cn/bocog/contactus/. Please use a different subject line so your email does not […]

FORWARDED APPEAL (Sri Lanka): Abduction of Children’s Home Director of Tamil Rehabilitation Organization (TRO)

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding to you an urgent action alert issued by the Tamil Rehabilation Organization (TRO) regarding abduction of its Children’s Home Director Mr. Krishnapillai Kamalanathan on 2 July 2006. We also attached contact information of relevant Sri Lankan authorities you may want to send an appeal letter […]

FORWARDED APPEALS (Philippines): Arrest of a labour leader subsequent to state of national emergency declaration

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding to you an appeal from the International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS) calling for the immediate release of labour leader Crispin Beltran, a Party list Representative of Anakpawis (“Toiling Masses”) in the Philippine Congress. Beltran was arrested on 25 February 2006, a day after Proclamation […]

FORWARDED APPEAL (Philippines): Disappearance of an 18-year old man in Davao City

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding to you information received from a reliable source regarding the disappearance of an 18-year-old man, Lowel Labajo, after he was forcibly abducted in Davao City, Mindanao on 1 July 2005. The abduction took place after he was reported to have played a role in the […]

PHILIPPINES: Forcible disappearance of a young man in Davao City

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding information from the Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP), a human rights non-governmental organization in the Philippines, on the disappearance of Carpit Jimlan (26), at his residence in Upper Sirib, Calinan, Davao City on 30 April 2004. His whereabouts are still unknown. Jimlan is […]