Extrajudicial killings

PHILIPPINES: A farmer advocating for land reform killed

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding to you an appeal from the Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP) about the killing of Moises Fuentes, a farmer advocating for land reform in Maramag, Bukidnon. For more details, contact the TFDP: National Center, 45 Saint Mary Street Cubao, Quezon City, the Philippines; […]

PHILIPPINES: Two anti-mining activists face threats after the murder of their colleague

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding to you an appeal regarding the threats on two anti-mining activists, Nenita Lacasa and Carolyn Borja of Eastern Samar, Visayas. In their appeal, the Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP), a local human rights organization, reported that shots were fired at the houses of […]

FORWARDED APPEAL (India): Further arrests and ill-treatment of human rights defenders by security forces

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward to you an appeal from the Front Line regarding the case of arrest, detention and suspected torture of  human rights defenders in the Indian state of Manipur. Several human rights organisations across the world have expressed their concern for the safety of these human […]

EGYPT: Government urged to halt excessive force against demonstrators

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an appeal from the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS) regarding widespread arbitrary arrest and detention, abductions followed by enforced disappearances of persons, extrajudicial killings and denial of freedom of assembly in Egypt. For more information, please contact: The Cairo Institute for Human […]

FORWARDED APPEAL (Philippines): Another labor leader killed in Calamba City, Luzon

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding to you an appeal from  human rights organization KARAPATAN (Alliance for the Advancement of People’s Rights)-National Office in Manila, Philippines regarding the killing of Diosdado Fortuna (50), a labor leader in Calamba City, Luzon on 22 September 2005. Fortuna is the latest victim in the […]

PHILIPPINES: Labour rights activist killed in Santa Rosa City

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding to you an appeal from the National Coalition for the Protection of Workers’ Rights (NCPWR) regarding the murder of Edward Panganiban, a labour rights activist. If you have any question, please contact the group’s email at: ncpwr.st@gmail.com and granahe.st@gmail.com Thank you. Urgent Appeals Desk Asian […]

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 […]

INDONESIA/ACEH: Extrajudicial killings of Aceh civilians by TNI troops

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding an urgent appeal issued by the Acheh Human Rights Online, with regard to extrajudicial killings of Aceh civilians by the Indonesian military troops (TNI). If you have questions or want to know more about the report, please do not hesitate to contact the Acheh Human […]

PHILIPPINES: Three people killed and three others wounded by military forces in Matan-ao, Davao del Sur, Mindanao

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding an appeal from the Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP), Mindanao, about the killing of three people and the wounding of three others by military officers belonging to the 25th Infantry Battalion (IB), Philippine Army in Matan-ao, Davao del Sur, Philippines. Those who were […]

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 […]

PHILIPPINES: Three persons killed and one person wounded by the elements of the 60th Infantry Battalion in in Laak, Compostela Valley Province

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding information from the Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP)-Mindanaw, a human rights non-governmental organization in the Philippines, on the killings of three persons and a wound of one person by the elements of the 60th Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army on April 24, 2004 […]

FORWARDED APPEAL (Philippines): Killing of a peasant leader in Bukidnon

Dr. Chee Soon Juan’s appeal against his conviction for attempting to travel without a permit will be heard tomorrow at the Supreme Court at 10 am before Judge Choo Han Teck. In March 2006, the SDP secretary-general had applied to travel to Turkey to attend a conference of the World Movement for Democracy. He was […]