Right to education

UPDATE (Sri Lanka): Sixteen year old continues to be denied education after being assaulted by his teacher

[RE: UA-164-2005: SRI LANKA: Apparent police inaction into the denial of education of a boy and death threats made against an activist who attempted to help the victim] ———————————– UP-082-2006: SRI LANKA: Sixteen year old continues to be denied education after being assaulted by his teacher SRI LANKA: Denial of right to education; violation of […]

SRI LANKA: Apparent police inaction into the denial of education of a boy after assault by his schoolteacher in Galle

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information that seven-year-old P.W. Tharanga Kumara, a student of Gonapinuwela Saralankara School, Gonapinuwela, Galle District, Sri Lanka, was assaulted by a teacher on 2 March 2006 and arbitrarily suspended by the school principal on that day – this after his older brother, Pushpakumara, was similarly […]

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 […]

SRI LANKA: Inhuman and degrading treatment and deprivation of the right to education of a 16-year-old schoolgirl

SRI LANKA: Assault; threat and intimidation; right to education; inaction by the police and education authorities ———————————————————————- Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information regarding the inhuman and degrading treatment and the deprivation of the right to education of a 16-year-old school girl by her school principal in Sri Lanka. J. […]

SRI LANKA: Apparent police inaction into the denial of education of a boy and death threats made against an activist who attempted to help the victim

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information that 16-year-old P.W. Pushpakumara, a student of Gonapinuwela Saralankara School, Gonapinuwela, Galle District, Sri Lanka, was assaulted by a teacher on 3 March 2005 and arbitrarily suspended by the school principal on that day. It is surprising that the assault occurred despite the school […]

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 […]

UPDATE (India): No compensation to family of adivasi, murdered by forest official, despite a four year wait

[Re: UA- 50 -2005: INDIA: Three and a half year wait for justice for the brutal murder of an Adivasi (tribal person) by a forest official in Gujarat] Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information on the case of Manishbhai Motibhai Vasava (30), an adivasi who was murdered by an Indian […]

NEPAL: Teacher assaulted a young boy and then school shuns responsibility

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) writes to inform you of the assault of a young boy in Nepal by his school teacher, who then, along with his colleagues, threatened the boy, his sister and his mother for legally pursuing the matter. Rajesh Udas, a 13-year-old student at Moon Light Higher Secondary School, […]

SRI LANKA: Student threatened due to complaint of assault by teachers

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission has received information that a 15-year-old boy named Suranga Priyan Moraes was severely assaulted by his teachers at St. Servatius’ College, Matara between 3 and 7 September 2004, and has had further threats made against him, following his lodging a complaint regarding this incident. Due to the brutal […]

SRI LANKA: A man tortured and prosecuted with false charges by the Samanalaweva Police Post

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information that a man named Heeralu Mohottalalage Punchi Banda (39) was illegally arrested and tortured by the Sub Inspector (S.I.) Dhammika Bandara of Samanalaweva Police Post in Balangoda on 26 August 2004. Due to brutal torture, the victim still suffers from severe pain on his […]

UPDATE (Sri Lanka): Update on a boy brutally assaulted by his teachers

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received updated information regarding the torture of a 16-year-old student, Sahan Tharaka, by his teachers and the Assistant Principal of his school. (Reference: UA-90-2004) Meanwhile, the teachers and Assistant Principal have been arrested, but released on bail. On 27 July 2004, the Principal of the school organised […]

PAKISTAN: A young woman killed by her husband on the pretext of honour killing

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information that a 30-year-old woman named Ms. Hidayat was allegedly killed by her husband, Mr. Momin Ali Mahar in Dal village, Lakhi Ghulam Shah Town, Shikarpur District, Sindh Province, Pakistan on 29 February 2004. The case was registered at the Chak Police Station. However, a human […]

ACEH: 507 Schools burned down in a month — Asian Human Rights Commission

ACEH: Genocide? ——————————————————————- ACEH: 507 Schools burned down in a month The Jakarta Post has reported that 507 school buildings have been set on fire by unidentified persons in ten districts in Banda Aceh since 19 May 2003 (18 June 2003, http://www.thejakartapost.com/detaillatestnews.asp?fileid=20030617165834&irec=7) resulting in 70,000 students with no school to attend and nowhere to study. However, […]