Corruption

SRI LANKA: Re: Rescuing a girl orphaned by the tsunami from having to be sheltered in a prison

We are bringing to your notice a news item that has appeared in several papers recently regarding a girl of 18 years who is said to be a victim of the tsunami tragedy and who, for the lack of any suitable child care institution, has been put in a prison as there is nowhere else […]

NEPAL: Supreme Court ruling on the Royal Commission for Corruption Control and the release of Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba welcomed

Statement | Nepal | 14-02-2006

The Asian Human Rights Commission welcomes the landmark ruling by the Supreme Court of Nepal on Monday February 13, 2006, which declared the controversial Royal Commission for Corruption Control (RCCC) unconstitutional and ordered it to be scrapped immediately. This has paved the way for the release of ousted Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, who had […]

SRI LANKA: Scandal at the Inland Revenue Department needs to be investigated and brought under criminal investigation promptly

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 15, 2005 AS-95-2005 A Statement by the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) Scandal at the Inland Revenue Department needs to be investigated and brought under criminal investigation promptly An alleged fraud involving the Inland Revenue Department (IRD) was revealed in the Island newspaper on 13 September, 2005. The alleged fraud is […]

FORWARDED APPEAL (India): Land entitlement of Adivasis in Aralam Farm is denied

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an appeal from Asian Center for the Progress of Peoples (ACPP) regarding the situation of landless tribes in Kerala state. In spite of promises made by the state government in the past regarding resettlement, the members of the tribal communities are denied land by […]

FORWARDED APPEAL(Burma): Appeal to China to take action on Burma

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding an appeal that was posted on Thailand news site Prachatai, asking the government of China to use its leverage to bring reconciliation and peace in Burma. If the email bounces back, please check here: http://en.beijing2008.cn/bocog/contactus/. Please use a different subject line so your email does not […]

FORWARDED APPEAL(Burma): Appeal to China to take action on Burma

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding an appeal that was posted on Thailand news site Prachatai, asking the government of China to use its leverage to bring reconciliation and peace in Burma. If the email bounces back, please check here: http://en.beijing2008.cn/bocog/contactus/. Please use a different subject line so your email does not […]

INDIA: Illegal and brutal eviction throws slum dwellers on to the streets in Mumbai

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding an appeal from the National Alliance of People’s Movements (NAPM) concerning an illegal and forced eviction of slum dwellers in Mumbai, India. It is alleged that the eviction is undertake at the behest of a private property developer. It is reported that human rights activists […]

INDIA: Human rights defender murdered in Uttar Pradesh

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an appeal from Voice of the People (VoP), Uttar Pradesh, People’s Watch Tamilnadu (PWTN) and People’s Vigilance Committee on Human Rights (PVCHR) Uttar Pradesh concerning the murder of Mr. Hari Lal. It is reported that Hari Lal was a leader of the VoP, an […]

FORWARDED APPEAL (India): State police assault and detain Narmada Bachao Andolan activists in Khandwa

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an appeal from the Narmada Bachao Andolan. On 29 October, the evictees of the Narmada Dam Project started a two-day protest meet in front of the District Collector’s Office in Khandwa district, Madhya Pradesh. The participants of the protest meet are mostly the members of […]