Open Letter

BANGLADESH: UN should act immediately to save Bangladeshi lives

Mr. Ban Ki Moon Secretary General of the United Nations Office of the Spokesman for the Secretary-General United Nations S-378, New York, NY 10017 USA Fax: +1 212 963 7055 or 2155 An Open Letter to the UN Secretary General by the Asian Human Rights Commission Your Excellency, the Secretary General of the United Nations, […]

BANGLADESH: UN intervention needed urgently for saving ordinary people’s lives and liberties

Mr. Oscar Fernández-Taranco Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs Office of the Assistant Secretary General United Nations UN Headquarters S-378, New York, NY 10017 USA Tel: +1 212 963 5012 or + 1 212 963 7162 or +1 212 963 1234 Fax: +1 212 963 7055 or 2155 or +1 212 963 7055 E-mail: ecu@un.org, inquiries@un.org […]

NEPAL: An urgent call to save the lives of Krishna Prasad Adhikari’s parents, on hunger strike for 41 days demanding justice

An Open Letter from the Asian Human Rights Commission to the Home Minister of Nepal Mr. Madhav Prasad Ghimire Home Minister Government of Nepal Simha Darbar, Kathmandu NEPAL Fax: +977 1 42 11 232 Dear Sir, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to voice its deepest concern regarding the sharp deterioration in the health of […]

NEPAL: An urgent call to save the lives of Krishna Prasad Adhikari’s parents, on hunger strike for 41 days demanding justice

An Open Letter from the Asian Human Rights Commission to the Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Nepal Mr. Khil Raj Regmi Chairman -Council of Ministers Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers of Nepal Simha Darbar, Kathmandu NEPAL Fax: +977 1 4211086 Email: info@opmcm.gov.np Dear Sir NEPAL: An urgent call to save […]

INDONESIA: Police should stop wasting energy and resources in pursuing fabricated case against a religious minority leader

An Open Letter from the Asian Human Rights Commission to the Chief of the Indonesian Police, Gen. Timur Pradopo Gen. Timur Pradopo Chief of the Indonesian National Police Jl. Trunojoyo No. 3 Kebayoran Baru, Jakarta Selatan 12110 INDONESIA Tel: +62 21 384 8537, 726 0306 Fax: +62 21 7220 669 E-mail: info@polri.go.id Dear Mr. Pradopo, The […]

BANGLADESH: Torture-friendly & Corrupt Policing Needs Urgent Reform

An Open Letter by the Asian Human Rights Commission to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Ms. Navy Pillay on the occasion of UN International Day In Support of Victims of Torture Ms. Navanethem Pillay United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights OHCHR-UNOG 8-14 Avenue de la Paix 1211 Geneva 10 SWITZERLAND Fax: +41 […]

SRI LANKA: Cases of torture perpetrated by officers of the Sri Lankan Police

An Open Letter from the Asian Human Rights Commission to the Sri Lankan Inspector General of Police The Asian Human Rights Commission has written to the Inspector General of Police in order to bring to his notice three particularly brutal acts of torture perpetrated by his officers against innocent civilians. Mr. N K Illangakoon Inspector […]

SRI LANKA: Stop the use of chili by the police during interrogations

An Open Letter from the AHRC to the President of Sri Lanka: Stop the use of chili by the police during interrogations (The following letter was sent to His Excellency, President Mahinda Rajapaksa) His Excellency Mahinda Rajapaksa President Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Office of the President Temple Trees 150, Galle Road, Colombo 3, […]

INDONESIA: The President is legally obliged to address continuous violations on the rights of victims of enforced disappearance

An Open Letter from the Asian Human Rights Commission to the President of the Republic of Indonesia Mr. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono President of the Republic of Indonesia Jl. Veteran No. 16 Jakarta Pusat INDONESIA Fax: +62 21 348 34759 Dear Mr. President, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is writing to remind you of your […]

PAKISTAN: An Open Letter to the media houses after receiving a threatening email from a journalist

It is not unusual for human rights defender to receive death threats from persons, organisations or governments that do not agree with the stance that has been taken. However, when the threats come from a journalist it reveals the devastating plunge in the right to opinion and expression that has taken place in the country […]

PHILIPPINES: Release investigation report of boy’s killing during demolition to his mother

An Open Letter from the Asian Human Rights Commission to Ms. Leila de Lima, secretary of the Department of Justice (DoJ) Ms. Leila de Lima Secretary Department of Justice (DOJ) DOJ Bldg., Padre Faura 1004 Manila PHILIPPINES Fax: +63 2 521 1614 E-mail: soj@doj.gov.ph Dear Secretary De Lima: The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is writing […]

INDONESIA: Allegation on physical threat towards journalists in Padang should be seriously investigated

Brig. Gen. Pol. Wahyu Indra Pramugari Chief of West Sumatera Regional Police Jl. Sudirman No. 55 Padang, Sumatera Barat 25231 INDONESIA info@sumbar.polri.go.id Phone: +62 751 33416 Fax: +62 751 33416 Dear Mr. Pramugari, The AHRC is writing to make enquiries regarding a physical threat directed against seven journalists by a civilian on 13 February 2013. […]

SRI LANKA: An appeal to the President to intervene so as to prevent another beheading – the case of Mr. Wengadasalam Sudeshkar who faces the death sentence in Qatar

We reproduce below the letter written to His Excellency the President of Sri Lanka, the Hon. Mahinda Rajapaksa regarding the case of Mr. Wengadasalam Sudeshkar who faces the death sentence by beheading in Doha, Qatar. The AHRC urges its readers to write to the President of Sri Lanka at the address shown below to urgently […]

MYANMAR: Respect appeal of deceased Phyo Wai Aung to have his name cleared

An Open Letter from the Asian Human Rights Commission to the chairpersons of four parliamentary committees Daw Aung San Suu Kyi Chairwoman, Pyithu Hluttaw Rule of Law & Tranquillity Committee Thura U Aung Ko Chairman, Pyithu Hluttaw Judicial & Legal Affairs Committee U Aung Nyein Chairman, Amyotha Hluttaw Public Complaints & Petitions Committee Dr Aye […]

SAUDI ARABIA/SRI LANKA: The AHRC writes to the UN and Sri Lankan President

(Note: We reproduce below the text of the letter written to the UN High Commissioner and the President of Sri Lanka requesting to cause an inquiry into the verdict and the execution of Rizana Nafeek who was executed in Saudi Arabia on January 9.) The AHRC requests all concerned persons to write to the UN […]

WORLD: The plan to impeach the Chief Justice of Sri Lanka and imminent danger to the rule of law and democracy in Sri Lanka

An Open Letter from the Asian Legal Resource Centre to Honourable Mr. Ban Ki-moon, United Nations General Secretary Honourable Mr. Ban Ki-moon Secretary General United Nations SA-1B15 New York, NY 10027 Fax: + 212-963-7055 Honourable Secretary General  Re: The plan to impeach the Chief Justice of Sri Lanka and imminent danger to the rule of […]

WORLD: The plan to impeach the Chief Justice of Sri Lanka and the imminent danger to the rule of law and democracy

An Open Letter from the Asian Legal Resource Centre to Honourable Ms. Navanethem Pillay, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Honourable Ms. Navanethem Pillay United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)  Palais Wilson  52 rue des Pâquis  CH-1201 Geneva SWITZERLAND Fax: +41 22 […]

PAKISTAN: The gender discrimination in superior courts allows for only three females out of 103 judges

Please sign the online petition to eliminate gender discrimination from the superior courts of Pakistan Mr. Iftekhar Choudry, Chief Justice of Pakistan Supreme Court of Pakistan Constitution Avenue, Islamabad PAKISTAN Fax: + 92 51 9213452 E-mail: mail@supremecourt.gov.pk Mr. Asif Ali Zardari President of Pakistan President’s Secretariat Islamabad PAKISTAN Tel: +92 51 9204801/9214171 Fax: +92 51 9207458 Email: […]

SRI LANKA: Speak out in defending judicial independence, before it is too late

An Open Letter from the Asian Human Rights Commission to the Judges of Sri Lanka Honourable Judges: I am writing on behalf of the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) under extraordinary circumstances as the gravity of the issues involved compels me to do so. The issue that I wish to seek your attention is the […]

BANGLADESH: AHRC replies to the Chairperson of NHRC

An Open Letter from the Asian Human Rights Commission to the Chairperson, National Human Rights Commission of Bangladesh; case of Mr. Razzak justifies AHRC’s position about the NHRC of Bangladesh ‘The ridiculous role of the NHRC in a completely collapsed rule of law system.‘ Prof. Mizanur Rahman Chairperson, National Human Rights Commission 11th Floor, Gulfeshan […]