Freedom of expression

FORWARDED APPEAL (India) : Stop contaminating environment and health of Dharavi Bhet communities

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an appeal from the Asian Center for the Progress of Peoples (ACPP) – Hotline Asia. SUMMARY: Villagers from indigenous communities in Dharavi Bhet (island) in Mira-Bhayander municipal boundary, west of Mumbai, have been protesting against a garbage recycling plant, Hanjar Biotech Pvt. Ltd., of […]

FORWARDED APPEAL (Thailand): Requesting Urgent Inquiry into Nationality Verification Process for Burmese Migrants

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward on an appeal from the State Enterprise Workers Relations Confederation (SERC), the Human Rights and Development Foundation (HRDF) and the Thai Labour Solidarity Committee (TLSC), regarding disturbing developments in the process to verify the nationality of Burmese migrant workers. We join the concern for […]

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 (Sri Lanka): Four Doctors Released, One Still in Danger

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an appeal from Amnesty International about the continued detention of a doctor arrested under emergency regulations. He has been accused of providing false information to foreign journalists and is being held incommunicado. There is great concern that he has been or will be tortured. […]

FORWARDED APPEAL (Malaysia): Violent arrests take place at an Internal Security Act protest rally

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an appeal from SUARAM, a human rights NGO, on a series of violent arrests which have taken place at a rally in Kuala Lumpur, protesting against the Internal Security Act. The act allows for the arrest of any person without the need for trial […]

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 […]

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 […]

INDONESIA: Journalist stabbed in Indonesia

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an appeal from Amnesty International about the stabbing of a journalist in Papua Indonesia on March 3, 2011. For more information, please visit http://www.amnesty.org/en/library/info/ASA21/004/2011/en Thank you. Urgent Appeals Desk Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) ———————————————————————– UA: 53/11 Index: ASA 21/004/2011 Indonesia Date: 03 March 2011 […]

FORWARDED APPEAL (Sri Lanka): Plight of the Tamils

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an appeal from the Irish Forum for Peace in Sri Lanka regarding the conditions and treatment of Tamil civilians in the north of the country. The government is still barring independent monitoring bodies and press members from entering the territory, making it impossible to […]

SRI LANKA: A website office is attacked

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding to you a statement issued by Journalists for Democracy in Sri Lanka. For further information, please contact Journalists for Democracy in Sri Lanka through their website: www.jdslanka.org. Urgent Appeals Programme Asian Human Rights Commission —————————————————— URGENT ALERT 2011 January 31 | 6.22 GMT Sri Lanka : […]

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 […]

FORWARDED APPEAL (Cambodia): A media journalist was arbitrarily arrested after being accused of defaming the Government

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding a statement issued by the Cambodian Human Rights Action Committee (CHRAC), a coalition of 18 prominent Cambodian local NGOs, regarding the arrest of Mr. Mam Sonando, director of Beehive Radio FM 105 on 11 October 2005. He was accused of defaming the Cambodian government because […]

FORWARDED APPEAL (Malaysia): Five activists are detained for 2 years without trial under the Internal Security Act

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an appeal received from MADPET (Malaysians Against Death Penalty and Torture) regarding a case of five human rights activists who were arrested under the Internal Security Act (ISA) in Malaysia on 12 December 2007. The ISA allows detention without trial. All are now being […]

SRI LANKA: A website office is attacked

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding to you a statement issued by Journalists for Democracy in Sri Lanka. For further information, please contact Journalists for Democracy in Sri Lanka through their website: www.jdslanka.org. Urgent Appeals Programme Asian Human Rights Commission —————————————————— URGENT ALERT 2011 January 31 | 6.22 GMT Sri Lanka : […]

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 […]