Forwarded Urgent Appeal

PHILIPPINES: Solidarity for the Manobo people’s struggle for the protection of land rights, self-determination, and the environment

Dear friends,  The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an appeal from the Kalikasan People’s Network for the Environment, Karapatan Alliance for Advancement for People’s Rights and the Kalipunan ng Katutubong Mamamayan ng Pilipinas regarding the two decade long struggle by the Manobo people who are facing worse attacks against their right to […]

PHILIPPINES: Justice for Ka Melon! Protect all farmers and human rights defenders in Hacienda Dolores!

Dear friends,  The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an appeal from Task Force Detainees of the Philippines.  For more information, please contact: tfdp.urgentappeals@gmail.com.  Thank you.  Urgent Appeals Desk  Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC)  ———————————————————————–  PHILIPPINES: Justice for Ka Melon! Protect all farmers and human rights defenders in Hacienda Dolores!  May 7, 2014 […]

PHILIPPINES: Police used excessive force to demolished homes of informal settlers living in dire conditions by the roadside

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding to you an appeal from Defend Job Philippines, a local non-governmental organisation in Manila, regarding the use of excessive force by policemen who demolished the residences of informal settlers on January 27, 2014 along Agham Road in Quezon City. The policemen demolished the houses without […]

SRI LANKA: Renowned Tamil poet arrested and detained

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an appeal coming from Journalists for Democracy in Sri Lanka received through the Sri Lanka Campaign Newsletter. If you wish to make inquiries into this incident kindly contact: Mr, Bashana Abeywardane Coordinator – Journalists for Democracy in Sri Lanka  Email: convener@jdslanka.org You may also […]

PHILIPPINES: Indigenous people falsely charged, threatened for planting crops on their ancestral land

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding to you an appeal regarding the fabrication of charges, death threats and forcible eviction of indigenous people from their ancestral land in Porac, Pampanga. The victims were targeted by two big corporations for demanding that the land, which is rightfully theirs, be given to them. […]

PHILIPPINES: A female land rights activist killed in front of her husband and daughter who remains traumatised

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding to you an appeal regarding the murder of a female land rights activist in San Andres, Quezon province. The victim and her family had been demanding the ownership of the land that they cultivate from their landlord. She was shot dead in front of her […]

PHILIPPINES: Torture of a 16-year-old boy caught in a fight between soldiers and rebels

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding to you an appeal from the Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP) about the torture of a 16-year-old boy. The boy was arrested together with other rebels during a battle with soldiers in Zamboanga City. The boy claims that he took arms and joined […]

PAKISTAN: Stand with Malala

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an appeal from Citizen Rights Sustainable Development (CRSD). FORWARDED APPEAL: At this moment there are 57 million children without access to education and millions more who aren’t learning in school. Working together, we can lower that number to zero by 2015. On July 12 […]

PHILIPPINES: Police detain an ailing man as a substitute for a wanted man

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding an appeal about the ongoing illegal detention of an ailing man. The police illegally arrested and detained the victim, an Arabic teacher, at the hospital where he was being treated for a heart ailment as a substitute for a wanted man for whom there is […]

FORWARDED APPEAL (Malaysia): Stop the refoulement of a UN-recognised refugee to Afghanistan

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an appeal from Suara Rakyat Malysia (SUARAM) concerning the impending deportation and refoulement of an Afghan refugee who has been recognised by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. He has been accused of a crime but remains uncharged. For more information, please contact: […]

FORWARDED APPEAL (Asia): Current threats to Asian democracies

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding to you a statement issued by the World Forum for Democratization in Asia. The statement points specifically to the current state of democracy in Thailand, Philippines, Nepal and Bangladesh. Urgent Appeals Prorgramme Asian Human Rights Commission —————————————————— MEDIA STATEMENT: 5 April 2006 CURRENT THREATS TO […]

INDIA: Brutal attack on Dalits settlement in the Kalapatti Village, Coimbatore District, Tamil Nadu by upper caste

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding an appeal from the Dalit Human Rights Monitoring (DHRM) on the brutal attack on Dalits settlement in the Kalapatti village of Coimbatore district, Tamil Nadu, India, by the dominant caste people on 16 May 2004.  We have attached for you the 10-page document written by […]

NEPAL: Arrests, Incommunicado Detention and Torture in Custody of Civil Servants

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding an appeal from the Collective Campaign for Peace on the recent arrest, unlawful detention and torture of peaceful protestors and civil servants in Kathmandu, Nepal. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Collective Campaign for Peace. Urgent Appeals Desk Asian […]

PAKISTAN: Girls killed for visiting grandparents without permission in another ‘honour killing’

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received the information below about another “honour killing” in Pakistan. In this case, two teenage girls, Ms. Tahmeena, 17, and Ms. Aabida, 18, were killed because they visited the home of their grandparents without permission. Those allegedly responsible for the crime are an influential landlord in […]

PHILIPPINES: Torture and harassment of B’laan farmers in Colombio, Sultan Kudarat

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding an appeal from Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP) about another human rights violation on civilians committed by elements of the 66th Infantry Battalion (IB) belonging to the 6th Infantry Division (ID) based in Awang, Cotabato City, of the Philippine army. According to the […]

MALAYSIA: Burmese asylum seekers targeted in a series of arrests

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding an appeal from SUARAM, a leading Malaysian human rights group, on targeted arrests of Burmese asylum seekers in Kuala Lumpur. Thirty Burmese were arrested outside the UNHCR office on 14 April 2004, at about 3am, while other Indonesians and Bangladeshis who were also present were […]

CHINA: Three “Tiannanmen Mothers” were arrested by the police

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding the information from the The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a joint programme of the FIDH and the OMCT, that three “Tiananmen Mothers”, Ding Zilin and two others, have been arrested on March 28, and their homes have been subsequently searched by […]

SRI LANKA: IFJ appeal letter regarding the politically motivated interference in Sri Lankan media

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding the information from the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) on the politically motivated interference in the state-owned media in Sri Lanka before upcoming general election scheduled on 2 April 2004. According to the information, on 18 March Mr. Laskman Gunasekara, chief editor of the Sunday Observer was […]

INDONESIA: Protest letter of International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) to the President Megawati Soekarnoputri

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding the protest letter of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) to the President of Indonesia Government, Megawati Soekarnoputri regarding the ruling of the Central Jakarta District Court finding the Tempo Magazine guilty of defamation against businessman Tomy Winata on 18 March 2004. The Court also […]

THAILAND: A human rights lawyer Mr. Somchai Neelaphaijit missing

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information from Forum-Asia that a prominent human rights lawyer Mr. Somchai Neelaphaijit is missing since 12 March 2004. We are forwarding the statement of Forum-Asia regarding this matter. It is reported that Mr. Somchai Neelaphaijit’s human rights activities in Southern Thailand have created tension within […]