Fabrication of charges

PHILIPPINES: ‘Morong 43’ case–exposes a prosecution system directly under political control

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) welcomes with reservations President Benigno Aquino III’s order to withdraw the charges against 43 health workers, collectively known as ‘Morong 43′, as reported today. We strongly believe, based on the documents and information that we have also obtained, that they should have not been arrested, detained, and forced to […]

BANGLADESH: Police illegally arrest a lawyer-cum-politician and detain him for months on fabricate charges

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information that the Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) illegally arrested a lawyer named Mr. Mantu Ghosh detained him in a number of fabricated charges for 72 days. Mr. Ghosh is a central committee member of the Communist Party of Bangladesh (CPB) and an advisor to the […]

SRI LANKA: A complainant was illegally arrested, detained and tortured by officers of the Ma Oya Police Post

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information that a man was illegally arrested by the police officers attached to the Ma Oya Police Post in the district of Polonnaruwa when he went to make a complaint. He was severely tortured and denied medical treatment. He only received medical treatment at the […]

PHILIPPINES: Eleven activists laid with questionable murder complaints

Dear friends The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is deeply concerned over questionable complaints of murder laid against eleven human rights and political activists in Camarines Sur province. They had already been subpoenaed to respond to the complaint by the military that they were responsible for attacking a military camp, which killed two persons and […]

PHILIPPINES: Torture of a utility man who was arbitrarily arrested

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) writes to inform you that a man had been tortured while in the custody of law enforcement officers who arbitrarily arrested him. The officers did not produce an arrest order or explain to him why he was being taken into custody. The victim was taken to the […]

SRI LANKA: Pussellawa Police illegally arrested, detained, tortured, and filed fabricated charges against an estate labourer

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information that an estate labourer was illegally arrested by police officers attached to the Pussellawa Police Station and arbitrarily detained and tortured. Later, the police produced him before the Magistrate at Hellbodde Circuit Court on fabricated charges of possession of materials used for to produce […]

SRI LANKA: Anamaduwa Police illegally arrested, detained and tortured a school-boy and filed fabricated criminal charges

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information that a 17 year old school going child was illegally arrested by the police officers attached to the Anamaduwa Police Station, arbitrarily detained and tortured. Later, the police produced the child before the Magistrate of Puttalam with fabricated charges and remanded. When he was […]

BURMA: A young man is unlawfully detained and accused over a bombing

Dear friends,  The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) previously issued a statement on the case of Phyo Wai Aung, whom the authorities in Burma have blamed for an attack on a festival in April. In this appeal we bring you the details of his case and the charges that have now been brought against him. […]

BURMA: Young man brutally tortured, held in solitary confinement and unfairly tried

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has been closely following the case of a young man whom the authorities in Burma have accused of involvement in a bombing during April. Phyo Wai Aung has alleged that he was brutally tortured for nine days to force him to confess. He has also been held […]

SRI LANKA: Stop the torture of detainees at Rajangana Police Station

Dear friends,  The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received reports that police officers at Rajangana police station are using torture; four incidents have taken place at the police station in the last number of months. The police officers responsible have also broken the law and violated their code of conduct on various other levels, […]

INDIA: Arbitrary arrest and detention of environmental activist

Dear friends,  The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is informed about the illegal arrest and detention of Mr. Moirangthem Ashnikumar Singh, an environmentalist and Vice-President of Thanga Elfare Committee, Secretary of Keibul Lamjao National Park Forum, on 27 April by the Bishnupur police in Bishnupur district of Manipur state. It is reported that though Ashnikumar […]

PHILIPPINES: Rights group challenges P-Noy to run after torturers

June 25, 2010. Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP) and relatives of political prisoners/detainees join the other members of UATC or the United Against Torture Coalition Philippines and the freedom from torture advocates worldwide in commemorating the International Day in Support of Torture Victims by challenging P-Noy to release all political prisoners/detainees who are […]

PHILIPPINES: Petition asking President Aquino to take custody of a falsely charged activist

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding a petition asking President Benigno Aquino III and his officials to consider taking into their custody Temogen “Cocoy” Tulawie, a prominent human rights defender in Sulu, Mindanao Island, who had to go on hiding after being falsely charged on charges of murder. Tulawie is willing […]

PHILIPPINES: Harassment of a prominent Muslim human rights defender

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding to you an appeal from Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP) – Mindanao regarding the harassment of a prominent Muslim human rights defender, Mr. Temogen Sahipa Tulawie. If you wish to make any inquiries please contact TFDP at: 214, Earth St., GSIS Heights, Matina, […]

BANGLADESH: Human rights defender, Mr FMA Razzak, in a critical condition in hospital following abduction and brutal attack

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an appeal from Front Line regarding the deadly attack on human rights defender FMA Razzak and gouging his eyes and seriously fracturing his hand and leg by the family of an army major of Bangladesh. The appeal is available at: http://www.frontlinedefenders.org/node/15038 . For more information, please […]

SRI LANKA: JDS calls for urgent release of lankaenews journalist

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an appeal from Journalists for Democracy in Sri Lanka. Thank you. Urgent Appeals Desk Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) —————– URGENT ALERT 2011 March 31 | 13.10 GMT JDS CALLS FOR URGENT RELEASE OF LANKAENEWS JOURNALIST  A senior Sri Lankan journalist and the News […]