Extrajudicial killings

PAKISTAN: Statement on the occasion of International Day for human rights

Pakistan is a signatory to several international human rights conventions. The country has in its constitution a good set of fundamental rights. Yet, the human rights situation in Pakistan is deteriorating. All human rights are violated in Pakistan with impunity. Rights of women and children; access to justice; labour rights; rights to: housing, life and fair trial, education, […]

PHILIPPINES: Massive protests against human rights violation under Duterte’s violent presidency

(Hong Kong, 9 December 2017) The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has been informed that different human rights groups across the country will hold protests and a series of other events tomorrow, December 10, to mark the International Human Rights Day. Today, the Alliance for the Advancement of People’s Rights (Karapatan), an alliance of human […]

PAKISTAN: Recover peace activist Raza Khan picked up by unknown persons

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received updated information regarding the abduction and disappearance of a peace and civil society activist, Mr. Raza Mehmood Khan. Since he was abducted from his house by unknown persons on December 2, his whereabouts are unknown. Fellow peace activists blame the military establishment for his abduction […]

AHRC TV: JUST ASIA’s 200th Episode on International Human Rights Day

Just Asia completes its 200th episode this week. The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC)’s news programme was launched on 14 October 2013 as the Weekly Roundup, and provided a platform for the stories of those fighting for human rights throughout the Asian region. On its 100th episode, the news program evolved into Just Asia. Basil Fernando, Director […]

PHILIPPINES: Resist the escalating fascism of the Duterte government Justice for Fr. Tito Paez and all victims of human rights violations! Stand for peace, Stop the Killings

A Statement from Hong Kong Campaign for the Advancement of Human Rights and Peace in the Philippines (HKCAHRPP), Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (BAYAN-Hong Kong/ Macau) and Promotion of Church People’s Response (PCPR-Hong Kong) forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission. The Hong Kong Campaign for the Advancement of Human Rights and Peace in the Philippines (HKCAHRPP), […]

PHILIPPINES: Response to Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque’s statements on the complaints filed by Karapatan to the UN

A Statement from Alliance for the Advancement of Peoples Rights (KARAPATAN)  forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission When we file complaints to the UN, or when we issue any statement or document cases, we ensure that victims, survivors and/or their relatives not only give their consent for their cases to be publicized or filed […]

PHILIPPINES: Two human rights defenders killed and one wounded while conducting a Fact- Finding Mission in Negros Oriental

Dear Friends,  The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) deeply regrets to inform you that two human rights defenders were killed and one wounded by unknown armed men in Negros Oriental. The victims were on their way to the police station to report the harassment they were encountering. The victims were allegedly killed by elements of […]

PHILIPPINES: CTUHR Statement On Spate of Extrajudicial Killings and Threat of Crackdown An all-out defacto Martial Law

A Statement from Center for Trade Union and Human Rights, Inc. (CTUHR) forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission Twenty workers, trade union organizers and labour rights defenders had been extra-judicially killed since President Duterte came to power and wage its bloody and brutal wars on drugs, on terrorism and insurgency. Women in the informal sector, had […]

AHRC TV: Indonesia’s corruption watchdog arrests Parliament Speaker and other stories in JUST ASIA, Episode 198

This week Just Asia begins with Indonesia, where the Corruption Eradication Commission finally secured the arrest of Parliament Speaker Mr. Setya Novanto. Novanto is a suspect in the national electronic identity card scheme case, having caused losses of IDR 2.3 trillion. Next, Pakistan observed Universal Children’s Day on November 20 as a mere formality, while […]

ASIA: Declassified US Embassy documents reveal Indonesian Military involvement in the 1965 -66 Killings

Declassified US Embassy documents reveal Indonesian Military involvement in the 1965 -66 Indonesian Massacre that killed nearly 500,00 persons. Many believe the number to be much larger as much as 2.5 Million persons. These killings were a part of a well-planned massacre in order to completely destroy the Indonesian communist party, which was then the […]

BANGLADESH/MYANMAR: Visiting EU delegation should study challenges to the rule of law to succeed in its peace building and sustainable development dialogues

An Open Letter from the Asian Human Rights Commission to the Vice-President of the European Commission relating to the EU delegation’s visit to Myanmar and Bangladesh Honourable Ms. Federica Mogherini Vice-President / High Representative European Commission Rue de la Loi / Wetstraat 200 1049 Brussels Tel: + 32 2 29 63580 Email: federica.mogherini@ec.europa.eu Dear Honourable Ms. […]

AHRC TV: Dalit girl loses eye in brutal rape and attack and other stories in JUST ASIA, Episode 195

This week Just Asia begins with Nepal, where a 14-year-old Dalit girl was raped by a 19-year-old youth. After raping the girl on October 28, the non-Dalit Santosh Shrestha tried to kill her by slashing her with a sickle, and gouging out her left eye. The delay in receiving treatment cost the girl her left […]

INDIA: Arbitrary use of force at the border an epidemic that must be contained

Statement | India | 02-11-2017

Over the past decade, Human Rights Watch has recorded the occurrence of over 1,000 killings of civilians at the hands of Border Security Force (BSF) personnel, in which a majority of victims were unarmed. Despite these numbers, arrests are rare in such instances of arbitrary use of force – which often result in the death of the […]

SRI LANKA: Twenty-four year old fisherman extra-judicially shot and killed in Jaffna

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information concerning Mr. Don Bosco Dino alias Vindan Ridman 24, of Jaffna Police Division in the Jaffna District. He was extra-judicially murdered on 23 October 2017. Dino was shot at 3 p.m. on 22 October, by two individuals who appeared prepared and well-armed. He was […]

SRI LANKA: Man extra-judicially shot to death by a Special Task Force

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information concerning Mr. Nawalage Kushan Thakshila Cooray (35) of the Minuwangoda Police Division in the Gampaha District. He was extra-judicially killed by Officers attached to the Special Task Force (STF) of the Sri Lankan Police Department. The victim was shot dead by the Officers while […]

SRI LANKA: අධිකරණයෙන් පිටත සිදුකරන ඝාතන සමග විනිර්මුක්තිය ඉහළට

A Sinhala translation of a Statement issued by the Asian Human Rights Commission, published by Lankanewsweb.net මාස 10ට ජීවිත 10 ක්! පහත දැක්වෙන වගුවෙන් දැක්වෙන්නේ 2017 ඔක්තෝබර් මාසය වන විට ගතවූ මාස 10කට ආසන්න කාලයක් මුළුල්ලේ අධිකරණයෙන් පිටත සිදුකළ ඝාතන 09 ක් සහ ඝාතන උත්සාහයන් 01 ක් පිළිබඳව ය. එම ඝාතන 09 සිදුවී තිබෙන්නේ පොලිස් ස්ථාන […]

INDIA/PAKISTAN: Stop shelling the Dharamsal village and other areas on the Line of Control in Jammu Kashmir

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received updated information that around 500 residents in Dharamsal village, a small village on the Line of Control (dividing the State of Jammu Kashmir into Pakistani and Indian administered parts) have been living in equivocal situation since August 13, 2017. The Indian Army is unremittingly targeting […]

SRI LANKA: Police attempt to extra-judicially kill an innocent man

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information about the extra-judicial attempt to kill Mr. Pathirana Champika Kumara Jayatunga (28), a resident of Biyagama Police division by SFT Officers. The victim went out with his friend to purchase a new vehicle. Their rented van was fired on by a group of STF […]

AHRC TV: India’s top court rules sex with wife below 18 is rape and other stories in JUST ASIA, Episode 193

This week Just Asia begins with India, where the Supreme Court ruled that sex with a wife younger than 18 is rape. This is a much needed legal development for child rights, and will help in the fight to end child marriage in the country. Sadly, the fight against marital rape for adult women continues. […]

SRI LANKA: Extrajudicial killings with impunity are increasing

The table given below sets down 09 extrajudicial killings, 01 attempted killing – 09 of which are at the hands of the police at various police stations and the other, in a prison. These 10 incidents are the ones reported to the Asian Human Rights Commission based in Hong Kong during this year. However, at […]