Police negligence

NEPAL: Alleged brutal torture of a man by Kathmandu police

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is deeply concerned by another report from Nepal of the alleged brutal torture by the police. According to the information we have received, a man was illegally arrested by the metropolitan police in Kathmandu district on 1 April 2008 and brutally tortured for 5 hours until he […]

INDIA: A Dalit brutally murdered by the dominant caste members in Gujarat

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information from Navsarjan, a human rights organisation working on Dalit rights in Gujarat about the murder of a Dalit (lower caste untouchable community according to the caste Hindus in India) by upper and dominant caste persons in Kasumbad village, Gujarat. The murder was the culmination […]

UPDATE (Cambodia): Police fail to investigate series of death threats against a journalist

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has learned that a journalist has received renewed threats on his life since January 2008 in Cambodia. He was warned “to be careful” and a number of live assault rifle cartridges were found in the yard. The AHRC has earlier reported series of death threats against him, […]

UPDATE (Philippines): Police halts investigation blaming victim’s failure to identify attackers

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) writes with deep concern about the manner the police conducted its investigation into the case of a 32-year-old farmer who was abducted, tortured and left for dead. The victim survived from his ordeal but the investigation has come to a halt after the police argued that the […]

UPDATE (Iran): Release of a mother of two who faced being stoned to death

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to inform you that a mother of two, who had been awaiting execution, was released with her 4-year-old son from a prison on 17 March 2008 in Iran. She received a death sentence by stoning for adultery and has been awaiting execution for the last ten […]

PHILIPPINES: Policemen attack peaceful protest yet again

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) writes to inform you that 37 protestors have been injured when the policemen violently dispersed them. The police hit them with clubs, truncheons and stabbed one of them with a bladed weapon. One had his little finger cut; others suffered fractured bones and cuts on their heads. […]

BANGLADESH: Paikgachha police repeatedly intimidate a man to give up possession of land

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information that the Paikgachha police had been harassing a family following a land dispute between two persons, which is beyond the jurisdiction of the police. Sub Inspector Mr. Manjurul Alam forced Mr. Mokbul Hawladar to appear before the police along with his wife and children. […]

UPDATE (Cambodia): Urgent call for prompt investigation into the alleged torture of a police officer in Kep seaside town

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has learned that to date no investigation has been conducted into the alleged torture of police officer Pring Pov in Kep seaside town. He was punished for refusing to follow an order to cede his land to a senior government minister. (See further: AHRC-UAC-045-2008; AHRC-UAU-012-2008) UPDATE INFORMATION: Pring Pov, […]

BANGLADESH: Journalist detained for revealing police malpractices

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information that the Durgapur police allegedly arbitrarily arrested a journalist, Mr. Robiul Islam on 28 March without any arrest warrant. While in police custody for about 12 hours, the police attempted to implicate him in a robbery case and intimidated him to make a confessional […]

UPDATE (Cambodia): Urgent call for prompt investigation into alleged torture

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has learned that no prompt investigation has been conducted into the alleged torture of a young man which occurred on 7 February 2008. He was severely injured due to assault. (See further: AHRC-UAC-034-2008) UPDATE INFORMATION: Keo Sokea, a police officer named allegedly beat Taing Thavy with a rifle […]

UPDATE (Cambodia): A ranking police officer allegedly order a lower officer punished in a land dispute

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received updated information that a national police commissioner allegedly ordered the punishment of Pring Pov as Pring refused to follow an order to cede his land. To date no investigation into several violations of criminal procedure code against him has been reported. The police allegedly illegally […]

CAMBODIA: A police officer allegedly tortured and illegally detained in custody due to a land dispute

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has learned that a police was arrested on 19 February 2008 and allegedly tortured and ill treated in police custody in Kep seaside town, Cambodia. He was confined to a windowless cell and shackled at night. Despite having wounds on his body, he has been denied access […]

SRI LANKA: Witness of murder case allegedly harassed and removed from employment

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information that the authorities at the Negombo Base Hospital have allegedly harassed a women since she reported a suspicious incident of murder to the Negombo police on 12 November 2007. She was transferred from one place to another, and ultimately removed from her employment. She […]

CAMBODIA: Police allegedly torture a man in Koh Kong province

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has learned that the police in Kirisakor district allegedly beat a young man with a rifle on 7 February 2008. Police took him to the district police station after the arrest. Even though he lost consciousness due to the assault, he was not provided medical treatment and […]

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 […]

UPDATE (Cambodia): Attempts of forcible eviction in Dey Krohorm continue; another woman injured

Dear friends, As the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has previously reported that several residents in Dey Krohorm were injured or are facing criminal lawsuits in order to stop attempts by them to prevent their forcible eviction by a company in connivance with the authorities (UA-271-2007 and UAU-002-2008), yet another woman was reported to have been injured […]

UPDATE (India): Three cases of assault in Nandigram, West Bengal

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received further information from MASUM, a local human rights organization in West Bengal, India, regarding the brutal attack by armed carders of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) [CPI-M] against the villagers in Nandigram. The three cases narrated below shows the extent to which the CPI-M […]

INDIA: Human rights activist facing death threats in Varanasi

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information from the People’s Vigilance Committee on Human Rights (PVCHR) regarding the case of Mr. Prem Kumar Nut, a human rights activist who is facing death threats for approaching the local police to complain against a person in the locality. CASE DETAILS: Mr. Prem Kumar […]

UPDATE (India): CPI-M cadres’ blunt attack resumed against villagers in Nandigram with inaction and connivance of the West Bengal state government

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information from the MASUM, a local human rights organization in West Bengal, India, regarding the brutal attack by armed activists of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) [CPI-M] against Nandigram villagers since 6 November 2007. According to the official government account, at least 3 persons […]