Inhuman & degrading treatment

PAKISTAN: Life of a prisoner in Guantanamo is at risk

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information regarding the deteriorating health of a Pakistani prisoner detained in a U.S. prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The prisoner is suffering from a serious heart ailment and his health has worsened since he was first imprisoned there in September 2004. The government of Pakistan […]

PAKISTAN: Police refuse to file charges against a provincial minister and his men who severely assaulted and detained activists

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information regarding the refusal of the police to register a complaint and file charges against a provincial minister and his armed men in Punjab province. He allegedly ordered the assault, arrest and detention of six student activists and teachers, two of whom were women, where […]

SRI LANKA: Teachers deprive a student from receiving education after getting forcible statement

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information regarding the forcible deprivation of the education of a 13-year-old student by teachers in Sri Lanka on 19 November 2007. The teachers allegedly forced her to sign a statement that she had been raped and is accordingly pregnant, which a medical report later proved […]

SRI LANKA: Kalutara North police illegally arrested and detained a man

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information regarding the illegal arrest and detention of a man by Kalutara North police on 12 November 2007. He lodged a complaint but instead he was detained as a counter measure to harass or frighten him without any inquiry being made into his own complaint. […]

INDIA: Maltreatment of a couple by Border Security Forces (BSF), West Bengal

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information from MASUM, a local human rights organization in West Bengal, India, regarding the maltreatment of a couple by the Border Security Forces (BSF) in Murshidabad district on 21 September 2007. Although the victims lodged a complaint to the local police, the police have not […]

SRI LANKA: Illegal arrest, detention and degrading treatment of a couple by the Kandana Police

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information from a reliable source regarding the illegal arrest and detention of a couple by the Kandana Police who humiliated and harassed them mainly due to racial bias on 26 October 2007. Accordingly, the police visited their house at night, and after searching the premises, […]

SRI LANKA: Kalutara South police tortured a man in order to fabricate charges

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information regarding the prolonged and brutally torture of a man by the Kalutara South police, Sri Lanka on 14 October 2007. The police took him to the police station where started assaulting with a wooden baton, suffocating him by slamming water from a hosepipe onto […]

SRI LANKA: Police assault on a man for refusing to pay bribe

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information regarding the assault on a man by several policemen of the Rakwana police allegedly for refusing to pay a bribe solicited from him on 9 October 2007. Accordingly, when he was travelling on his motor bicycle with a friend, the policemen stopped him and […]

UPDATE (India): Delaying tactics resorted to by the prosecution in Dr. Binayek Sen’s case

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is appealing to you to write once again to the authorities in India regarding the case of Dr. Binayek Sen who is currently detained at the Raipur prison in Chhattisgarh state. The AHRC is informed by the People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL), of which Dr. Sen […]

SRI LANKA: Boy fears more harassment as teachers’ alleged misconduct goes unpunished

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information that a Sri Lankan teenager, who was allegedly assaulted by a teacher, is being denied his right to education due to intervention by the teacher’s colleagues. After the assault in May 2007, a new school was arranged for the boy with the help of […]

SRI LANKA: A 17-year-old schoolboy victimized by education and policing institutions of a failing system

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information regarding the alleged assault and arbitrary deprivation of a 17-year-old schoolboy’s right to education by his school principal for more than 4 months, despite education department directives to the contrary. When his parents complained to the police, they were threatened and pressurized by the […]

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 […]