Freedom of association

FORWARDED APPEAL (Indonesia): Peaceful activists imprisoned and beaten

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an appeal received by the  Amnesty International group in Reading, England, regarding the sentence of two men involved in a peaceful political ceremony in 2004, who were convicted with treason in 2005. After receiving prison terms, it is reported that the men were beaten […]

FORWARDED APPEAL (South Korea): An international call for your support of the Migrants Trade Union’s legal union status

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an appeal received from the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU), calling your support for the Migrants Trade Union (MTU) and the right of migrant workers in South Korea to form and join trade unions. The Ministry of Labor and South Korean government have […]

FORWARDED APPEAL (Philippines): Political persecution of opposition in the Philippines

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding to you an appeal letter issued by five Congressmen in the Philippines who are currently facing unjust restraint and the threat of arrest for their stance against the Arroyo government and the recent “state of national emergency”. The five are aware that were they to […]

PHILIPPINES: Thirty one hospital employees illegally terminated for demanding minimum wage and other rightful benefits

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding an appeal from a labour union of hospital employees, the Bacolod Our Lady of Mercy Specialty Hospital Employees Union (BOLMSHEU), regarding the illegal termination of 31 of their officers and members. The hospital, the Bacolod Our Lady of Mercy Specialty Hospital, illegally terminated the employment […]