Urgent Appeal Case

Malaysia: Re-Hearing of Remand Applications

The ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION urge you to continue your support for justice and human rights in Malaysia. Further updates on AHRC Urgent Appeal on Malaysia. People are defying the police as the government declared illegal any pro-Anwar Ibrahim demonstrations. These week police have threathen that illegal protester could be arrested under the Internal Security […]

SOUTH KOREA: SUH Joon-sik, A Human Rights Activist Arrested Again

A veteran human rights activist and former prisoner of conscience SUH Joon-sik, director of Saranobang Group for Human Ricihts in Korea was arrested by the police at Sarangbang offtce at 500 P,m. on 4 November 1997. He was detained for organizing the human rights film festival, for \”benefiting\” North Korea and for failing to report […]

Malaysia: Malaysian People’s Courageous Fight for Democracy

The ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION urge you to continue your support for justice and human rights in Malaysia. Five persons are still detained under the Malaysian Internal Security Act [ISA]. Anwar detained under ISA, which was later lifted, is still remanded in jailed. Meanwhile, 178 persons were charged with illegal assembly, disobeying police orders and […]

Malaysia: ISA Detentions and More Than 230 Detained for "Illegal Assembly"

The ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION urge you to continue your support for justice and human rights in Malaysia. Five persons are still detained under the Malaysian Internal Security Law. Further updates on AHRC Urgent Appeal on Malaysia. People are defying the police as the government declared illegal any pro-Anwar Ibrahim demonstrations. These week police have […]

Malaysia: Internal Security Detentions and Other Arrests

The ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION urge you to continue your support for justice and human rights in Malaysia. One more person arrested under the Malaysian detentions Internal Security Law. Two human rights activst arrested over the weekend. Further update on AHRC Urgent Appeal on Malaysia. ISA Detainees 1. Anwar Ibrahim, Ex-deputy Prime Minister and Finance […]

Malaysia: 134 Arrested at Peaceful Rally Including Two Human Rights Defenders

ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION URGENT APPEAL [UPDATE] The ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION urge you to continue your support for justice and human rights in Malaysia. One more person arrested under the Malaysian detentions Internal Security Law. Two human rights activst arrested over the weekend. Further update on AHRC Urgent Appeal on Malaysia 980922, updates 980923, […]

Malaysia: Launch of the White Ribbon Campaign

Malaysia: Launch of the White Ribbon Campaign October 14, 1998 AHRC UA981015 Malaysia 15 October 1998 ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION URGENT APPEAL The ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION urge you to SUPPORT THE WHITE RIBBON CAMPAIGN launched by our Malaysian networks on their current situation. One more person arrested under the Malaysian detentions Internal Security Law. […]

Malaysia: Ex-Deputy Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim Tortured

The ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION urge you to take immediate action on the current Malaysian detentions under Internal Security Law. Further updates on AHRC Urgent Appeal on Malaysia 980922, updates 980923 and 980925. 2 September 1998: Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir Mohammed removed Anwar Ibrahim as deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia 20 September 1998: Anwar Ibrahim […]

south Korea: More than 100 Trade Unionists Detained

Abbreviations KCTU – Korean Confederation of Trade Unions KMWF – Korean Metal Workers Federation KFPU – Korean Federation of Public Sector Unions KTTU – Korea Telecom Trade Union KFCTU – Korean Federation of Chemical Textile Workers Unions KOFU – Korean Federation of Financial Institute Trade Unions ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION urge you to take immediate […]

Malaysia: Detentions Under Internal Security Act (ISA)

The ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION urge you to take immediate action on the current Malaysian detentions under Internal Security Law. Further updates on AHRC Urgent Appeal on Malaysia 980922 and update 980923. BRIEF SUMMARY: The wife of former Deputy Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is under intense intimidation, harassment and harsh conditions are imposed […]

Cambodia: Monks Shot by Troops

The ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION urge you to take immediate action on the Cambodian situation. The Asian Human Rights Commission has been informed by Cambodian Human Rights and Development Association (ADHOC) that on 9 September 1998, police shot at 60 monks who were marching on the streets and calling for peace. It is reported that […]

Cambodia: An Appeal for Quick Recounting of Votes

Just a month ago, 26 July 1998, Cambodia help its elections for the National State Assembly. Immidiately after the counting ended on the 27th, two opposition parties made complaints to the National Election Commission (NEC) calling for recounts in some communes. The election commision however failed to comply with their legal obligation to carry out […]

Sri Lanka: Allegation of Mass Grave of About 400 Bodies – No Investigations

Former Lance Corporal Somaratne Rajapakse has received severe injuries after being attacked by his prison guards at Colombo’s Welikade jail for alleging revealing the existence of a mass grave in the northern Jaffna peninsula according to the AFP report dated 23 August 1998. A former soldier, he revealed in July 1998, that there is a […]

Sri Lanka: Investigate Crimes Against Humanity

10 August 1998 the International Federation of Tamils appeals to the United Nations Sub Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities that upon the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court becoming law, the independent prosecutor of the Court is called upon to investigate the crimes against humanity, committed by the Sri Lanka […]

south Korea: Release of Political Prisoners: A Mockery Again

In commemoration of the independence of Korea from Japanese colonial rule on 15 August 1945, the government of the Republic of Korea announced a special amnesty on 14 August 1998. In spite of repeated expectations by human rights activists and families of political prisoners upon the inauguration of the once opposition leader President Kim Dae-jung, […]

Burma: 18 Human Rights Activists Sentenced to 5 Years of hard Labour and Deported

Dear Friends, Greetings! We are informed that the 18 Foreign Human Rights activist were sentenced to 5 years hard labour – for about 3 minutes. Moments after the judge had made his ruling an official of the Ministry of Home Affairs read an order reducing the sentences to deportation. Diplomats were told to meet the […]

Burma: 18 Foreign Human Rights Activists are on 5th Day of Detention

The 18 foreign human rights activists remain in prison without charges for the FIFTH day for distributing pro-democracy a red business-card-sized leaflet in Rangoon. With these words as "goodwill message": "We are your friends from around the world. We have not forgotten you. We support your hopes for human rights and democracy. 8-8-88 Don’t forget […]

Severe Torture at Ja-ela Police Station

Mr.Weerasinghe Arrachige Janaka Chaminda was released on Sunday 9 August 1998. Thanks to the immediate response of Human Rights Organisations. Chaminda was detained at Ja-ela police station on on 6 August 1998 where was severely beaten up by Inspector Weerasinghe. Chaminda was brought before a Magistrate and District Medical Officer (DMO) report was produce by […]

Burma: 18 Foreign Human Rights Activists Detained

9 August 1998 18 foreign human rights activist were arrested in Rangoon. They were part of an international group that went inside Burma to distribute international solidarity messages. Most of the activists were arrested at the airport as they were leaving Rangoon. They had attended the solidarity event to commemorate the anniversary of student massacre […]

Sri Lanka: Severe Torture at Ja-ela Police Station

On 6 August 1998 at 3.15 pm, a man named Weerasinghe Arrachige Janaka Chaminda was taken to Ja-ela police station. He was severely beaten up by Inspector Weerasinghe. He was beaten several times during the day and night. A person who went to see him one Milroy was also pulled inside the police station and […]