Inhuman & degrading treatment

INDIA: Paramilitary unleashes brutality in Manipur injuring several innocent persons

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information from human rights organisations in Manipur, India regarding the attack by an underground group against the government forces and a retaliatory strike by the government forces on September 30, 2007. It is reported that in the attack organised by the People’s Revolutionary Party of […]

INDIA: A person arrested and tortured at midnight for a petty offense

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information from Neervazhi, a local human rights organisation based in Thrissur, Kerala regarding the case of Mr. Musammil who was arrested and tortured by the police officers stationed at Vadakkekad Police Station, in Thrissur district of Kerala state. It is alleged that Musammil was arrested […]

UPDATE (India): Bail application for Dr. Binayek Sen admitted for hearing

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is appealing to you to write to the Indian authorities requesting them to drop the false charges against Dr. Binayak Sen and release him from custody. 141 days have passed since the Chhattisgarh state government has detained Dr. Binayak Sen, a noted human rights activist and medical […]

INDIA: Local police officers suspected to be behind the disappearance of a husband and wife in West Bengal

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information from MASUM, a local human rights organisation based in West Bengal, India regarding the illegal detention, alleged custodial torture, severe ill-treatment and subsequent disappearance of a woman and her husband. It is alleged that the lady was taken into custody, detained for 10 days, […]

UPDATE(India): Arbitrary detention of Dr. Binayak Sen continues

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is appealing to you to write to the Indian authorities requesting them to drop the false charges against Dr. Binayak Sen and release him from custody. Dr. Sen is a human rights activist and medical doctor currently being held at Raipur Central Prison in Chhattisgarh state. The […]

UPDATE(Sri Lanka): 14-year-old girl traumatized by her class teacher continues to be deprived of her education

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has been informed that 14-year-old W. K. Sajini Vasana Perera who was insulted both physically and mentally by her class teacher and was subsequently, driven to jump from the 3rd floor of the building, continues to be deprived of her education more than 8 months after the […]

INDIA: Army officers assault and seriously injure a girl in Manipur

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information from its local partner, the Human Rights Alert, based in Imphal, Manipur that Ms. Najma Latif alias Soniya, a girl aged 15 years was assaulted by the officers attached to the 22 Maratha Light Infantry stationed at Mayang Imphal. It is reported that the […]

SRI LANKA: Brutal assault of a 15-year-old girl by a male school teacher

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information regarding an alleged brutal assault on a young female student by a male school teacher in the Kegalle district on 18 June 2007. It is reported that the teacher used a cane to assault the girl about 20 times, on her hands and legs […]

UPDATE(India): Arbitrary detention of Dr. Binayak Sen continues

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is appealing to you to write to the Indian authorities to release Dr. Binayak Sen, a human rights activist and medical doctor currently being held at Raipur Central Prison in Chhattisgarh state. UPDATED INFORMATION: The arrest of Dr. Sen is a knee jerk reaction of the Chhattisgarh […]

PHILIPPINES: Two men brutally tortured, deprived food inside a military headquarters

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information about the brutal torture of two men, both belong to Muslim minorities, following their arrest by soldiers over allegations they are involved in incidents of bombing in Central Mindanao. Victim Thos Ulimpain and his cousin Nasser Mendo were arrested by soldiers in Midsayap, North […]

INDIA: Elected representatives abused and assaulted by the Border Security Force

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information from MASUM, a human rights organisation based in West Bengal regarding an incident where the elected representatives from the local Gram Panchayat [village-level local body] were assaulted, abused and threatened by the Border Security Force [BSF]. It is reported that on 26 May 2007 […]

INDIA: Police Sub Inspector assaults innocent persons in Kerala

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information from Nervazhi, a local human rights organisation based in Thrissur, Kerala regarding an incident where a Sub Inspector of Police assaulted members of a family in public. It is alleged that the police officer was forcing to illegally settle a civil dispute. It is […]

CAMBODIA: Forced eviction of 229 families in Sihanoukville

[NOTICE: The AHRC have developed a new automatic letter-sending system using the “button” below. However, in this appeal, we could not include e-mail addresses of some of the Cambodian authorities. We encourage you to send your appeal letters via fax or post to those people. Fax numbers and postal addresses of the Cambodian authorities are […]

PHILIPPINES: Delays in prosecution causes prolonged detention of two farmers

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) writes to inform you about the prolonged detention of two farmers in Davao Oriental province, the Philippines. Both of them have been detained for almost three years without any progress in their case because the prosecution witnesses failed to appear in court on six occasions. One of […]

THAILAND: The impossibility of complaint against the police

On July 17 the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) issued an appeal on the alleged torture, armed robbery, illegal detention, and attempted rape and extortion of two persons in Saraburi, just northeast of Bangkok in Thailand. According to Uthai Boonnom, he and his partner were taken–at gunpoint and blindfolded–to a house in the forest where […]

INDIA: Two peaceful protestors on hunger strike chained to hospital beds

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has been informed regarding the chaining of two peaceful protesters to hospital beds in Puri, Orissa, India. Siba Shankar Sahu and Debadutta Pradhan, who were on hunger strike, were taken into custody by police and taken to Puri Hospital on 6 February 2006. The Police have admitted […]

UPDATE (Bangladesh): Three detained and tortured leaders have been released from prison in Chapainawabganj

[RE: UP-013-2006: BANGLADESH: Three persons tortured by the Chapainawabganj police; UA-041-2006: BANGLADESH: Eight people killed and at least one hundred injured by police fire in Chapainawabganj district; UA-013-2006: BANGLADESH: Two people killed and thirty-five injured by police fire in Chapainawabganj district] ———————————– UP-016-2006: BANGLADESH: Three detained and tortured leaders have been released from prison in […]

UPDATE (Saudi Arabia/Sri Lanka): Renewed plea for commuting the death sentence of Sri Lankan men to the new King of Saudi Arabia

[RE: UP-43-2005: SAUDI ARABIA/SRI LANKA: Questions remain in Sri Lanka’s willingness to save three of its citizens; UP-39-2005: Three Sri Lankans face imminent execution in Saudi Arabia; UP-38-2005: SAUDI ARABIA/SRI LANKA: Please send a letter to the King of Saudi Arabia urging his intervention to commute the death sentence of three Sri Lankans; UP-34-2005: Death […]

UPDATE (Sri Lanka): Police’s deliberate inaction in a labour case is in violation of court orders

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received updated information regarding 73 workers from the Orex Factory in Ekala, Jaela, Sri Lanka, who were unlawfully dismissed after the owner arbitrarily closed down the factory in 2002. The AHRC previously reported that the owner, Mohamed Mohamed Izzath deprived his workers of the Employees Trust […]

INDIA: Human rights defender physically assaulted, threatened and detained by government officials

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information through its local partner MASUM in West Bengal that Mr. Gopen Sharma, a human rights activist was illegally detained, threatened and assaulted by the officers at the Block Development Office in Jalangi, Murshidabad District, West Bengal. Mr. Sharma was, at the time of the […]