Child rights

UPDATE (Burma): Update on child jailed for witnessing massacre

Dear Friends The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has learnt that in addition to the persons listed for the Urgent Appeal sent yesterday, 23 February 2004, to secure the release of Maung Chan Thar Kyaw, it is also necessary to write to the Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement. (To see our previous urgent […]

BURMA: Child jailed for witnessing massacre

Dear friends The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has learnt from the Burma Lawyers’ Council (Thailand) that a 15-year-old boy was sentenced to a juvenile detention facility after witnessing the attack on the National League for Democracy at Depayin, on 30 May 2003. The boy, Maung Chan Thar Kyaw, who is now in a camp […]

NEPAL: An 8 year old boy is in critical situation after being shot by army security personnel in Sunsari District

NEPAL: An 8 year old boy is in critical situation after being shot by army security personnel in Sunsari District NEPAL: Right of Children; Ill treatment of Children ———————————————————— Dear friends The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is gravely concerned that an 8 year old boy was shot by army security personnel in Sunsari District on 16 December […]

NEPAL: Illegal arrest and torture of two young men by the police in Kathmandu

Dear friends The Asian Human Rights Commission is forwarding information from the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) on arbitrary arrest and torture of two young men in a Kathmandu police station in Nepal.  Raju Lama, a 22 year old, garment labourer, was arbitrary arrested for the first time in April 2003 and still being held […]

SRI LANKA: 7 year old boy illegally detained and tortured by the police

Dear friends The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information that a seven-year-old boy has been illegally detained and tortured by the police from the Polpithigame Police Station. According to the information from his mother, the boy has still not recovered from the shock. Your urgent action is required to correct this matter immediately. […]

INDIA: A case of gang rape and sexual exploitation against Dalit minor girl

A case of gang rape and sexual exploitation against Dalit minor girl INDIA: Caste based discrimination – a distinct case of racial discrimination on the basis of work and descent; right to life & fair trial and justice; abduction, gang-rape and sexual exploitation against Dalit minor girl ———————————————————– We are shocked to learn that a […]

FORWARDED APPEAL (Philippines): Minor offenders in Zambales, Luzon need adequate and suitable rehabilitation centers

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding to you information from Fr. Shay Cullen, MSSC, Founder and President of the PREDA Foundation, regarding their appeal to the provincial government of Zambales in Luzon, Philippines to allow their organization to use idle government buildings and lands for free. According to Fr. Cullen, they […]

PHILIPPINES: Torture of a 17-year-old boy falsely accused of being a member of a kidnap-for-ransom group

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding an appeal concerning the torture of a 17-year-old boy, who was falsely accused by soldiers and policemen of being a member of a kidnap-for-ransom group, in Basilan, Mindanao. He is presently detained together with adult offenders in a jail where he was remanded. Asraf Jamiri […]