INDIA: Torture; death in Police custody; indigenous groups

Dear Friends We are forwarding updated information from the National Centre for Advocacy Studies (NCAS), Pune, regarding a case of torture and brutal beating to death of an Adivasi tribal, leading to his death in Police custody on 15 June 2003. Below are background details, followed by more explicit details and a sample letter. BACKGROUND […]

SRI LANKA: A state against minorities

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received the following appeal from a solidarity group in Sri Lanka. If you have any questions about this appeal please feel free to contact the AHRC. Urgent Appeals Desk Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) —————————————————————- Sri Lanka: A state against minorities: The protracted armed conflict between […]

FORWARDED APPEAL (South Korea): Call for the retention of protection from discrimination against sexual orientation and gender

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an appeal from LGBT Coalition for Seoul Students Rights Ordinance calling for the members of the education committee of the Seoul Metropolitan Council not to delete clauses protecting them from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.  For more information, please contact the […]

FORWARDED APPEAL (India): Land entitlement of Adivasis in Aralam Farm is denied

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an appeal from Asian Center for the Progress of Peoples (ACPP) regarding the situation of landless tribes in Kerala state. In spite of promises made by the state government in the past regarding resettlement, the members of the tribal communities are denied land by […]