Corruption

INDIA: Two-year-old girl facing imminent death from starvation in Raitara village of Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information from its local partner the People’s Vigilance Committee on Human Rights [PVCHR], a human rights organisation based in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh regarding the case of Rema Musahar, a two-year-old girl who is suffering from Grade IV malnutrition in Raitara Musahar ghetto in Pindra village. […]

HUNGER ALERT(India): Five-year-old Dalit girl facing imminent death from starvation in Raitara village of Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information from its local partner the PVCHR, a human rights organisation based in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh regarding the case of Maya Musahar, a five-year-old girl who is suffering from Grade IV malnutrition in Raitara Musahar ghetto in Pindra village. Raitara is in Varanasi district of […]

INDIA: A foreigner allegedly raped by the Border Security Force in West Bengal

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information from MASUM, human rights organisation based in West Bengal regarding the alleged case of rape of a Bangladeshi woman by the Border Security Force (BSF) stationed at the Indo-Bangladesh border. It is alleged that the woman who was taken into custody by the BSF […]

INDIA: Student denied admission to the University for exercising his right under the Right to Information Act, 2005

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information from Parivartan, a human rights organisation based in Delhi regarding the deliberate victimisation of a student, Mr. Djhananjay Tripathi by the Banaras Hindu University [BHU] for seeking information under Right to Information Act, 2005 [RTI Act]. It is alleged that Tripathi is denied admission […]

NEPAL: Alleged brutal attack of villagers by police in Dhanusha district

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has been informed by its local partner in Nepal, the Advocacy Forum, of the alleged brutal attack on the villagers in Laxmipur Bagewa VDC, Dhanusha district by a group of the police personnel on 27 May 2007. At least 13 persons were reported to have been seriously […]

CAMBODIA: Newspaper publishing report on illegal logging is banned by Government

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission has received information that on 8 June 2007 the Minister of Information, Mr. Khieu Kanharith, reportedly issued a warning letter to the Sralanh Khmer newspaper to stop its publication of the Global Witness report on illegal logging. The GW report, released on 1 June 2007, reportedly exposed the […]

INDIA: Seven families illegally evicted from their rented houses

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information from its local partners in Uttar Pradesh – The Peoples’ Union for Civil Liberties [Uttar Pradesh Chapter] and Guria Sansthan – regarding the forceful and illegal eviction of poor and helpless families in Mau city of Uttar Pradesh. It is alleged that the families […]

CAMBODIA: 74 families face imminent eviction in Sihanoukville

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has learned that on 22 May 2007, 74 families in the Prey Nop district in Sihanoukville received an eviction notice issued by the district governor Ban Sarom, notifying them to leave their land within 10 days. The villagers had previously received a similar notice from the Sihanoukville […]

UPDATE (Cambodia): Two detained villagers allegedly forced to give confessions in exchange for their release by court in Kampot province

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received updated information that the Kampot Provincial Court freed two villagers representing 30 families fighting for their right to land in Kep municipality, Kampot province on 25 May 2007. The two men were allegedly forced to give confessions that they have illegally lived on the land […]

CAMBODIA: Forced eviction of 92 families in Sihanoukville allegedly led by Khan Stung Hav governor

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information that 92 families were forcibly evicted from their 120 hectares of land in Sangkat (commune) O’ Tress, Khan (district) Stung Hav, Sihanoukville by more than 100 armed police, military police and 20 gangsters on 23 May 2007. They were allegedly led by Khann Stung […]

INDIA: Three persons from the scheduled caste forced to work as bonded labourers in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information from its local partner, the Peoples’ Vigilance Committee on Human Rights (PVCHR), regarding the bonded labour of three persons from the Musahar community in Asbaranpur village of Varanasi district. Musahar is a scheduled caste and considered untouchable by the caste Hindus. It is alleged […]

CAMBODIA: Arrest of four villagers after testifying in court against illegal possession of their land in Kampot province

[NOTICE: To facilitate your intervention of the urgent appeals issued by the AHRC, we have developed a new automatic letter-sending system using the “button” below. However, in this appeal, we could not include e-mail addresses of all the Cambodian authorities. We encourage you to send your appeal letters via fax or post to those people. Fax numbers and […]

UPDATE (Cambodia): A human rights investigator and 5 villagers are being accused of incitement to create a secession area

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received updated information that the Sihanoukville governor, Say Hak, lodged a file complaint against Mr. Chhim Savuth, a human rights investigator for Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) based in Sihanoukville for attempting to create a secession area in Mitapheap district in order to oppose the […]

CAMBODIA: A local journalist received public death threat from an army general

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information that on 2 May 2007 at around 5:30 pm, a local journalist named Chim Chenda, who works for Kampuchea Thmei (New Cambodia), a news paper company based in Battambang and Banteay Meanchey provinces, allegedly received a death threat in a local restaurant K.O in […]

INDIA: Government pleader leads criminals to demolish houses in Kerala

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information from its local partner Nervazhi, a local human rights organisation based in Thrissur, Kerala that the government pleader (Lawyer) attached to the local civil court with a group of criminals have trespassed onto private property and demolished houses to in order to settle private […]

HUNGER ALERT (India): Corruption causes starvation in Musahar community in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information from its local partner the People’s Vigilance Committee for Human Rights (PVCHR) in Uttar Pradesh that the Musahar community in Dallipur-Fattepur village, Pindra Tehsil, Badagaon block in Varanasi district has been denied possession of their lands which had been allotted to them in their […]

INDIA: Man is allegedly tortured to death by police after refusing to pay bribe in West Bengal

[NOTICE: To facilitate your intervention of the urgent appeals issued by the AHRC, we have developed a new automatic letter-sending system using the “button” below. However, in this appeal, we could not include e-mail addresses of all the Indian authorities. We encourage you to send your appeal letters via fax or post to those people. […]

INDONESIA: Brigadier officer assaults hospitalised teenage boy

Dear friends The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information from KONTRAS Sumatera Utara about the severe torture of Mr. Aditya Panji Akbar, an 18 year-old boy while undergoing treatment at the Mental Health Ward of the Bhayangkara (Police) Hospital, by Brigadier Officer Simarmata of the Medan City Police on the 11 January 2007 […]

BANGLADESH: Extreme torture, child abuse and an extrajudicial killing in Bangladesh as Navy runs rampant

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received shocking information from local human rights group ODHIKAR regarding the murder of Mr. Khabirul Islam Dulal, Commissioner of Ward No. 6 of the Char Fashion Municipality in Bhola district, allegedly caused by a brutal assault by naval officers on 20 February 2007. Mr. Dulal was […]

SRI LANKA: Police allegedly assault and fabricate charges against three men for refusing to pay bribe

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information regarding the alleged assault of three men after illegal arrest by Galgamuwa police on 25 November 2007 in Sri Lanka. Police allegedly asked them to pay a bribe for release. One was released after paying whereas others refused. Others were forced to sign a […]