Right to health

INDIA: Neglect of Vishnupur Sub-Divisional Hospital to provide emergency medical treatment to a pregnant woman

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information from MASUM, a human rights organization in West Bengal, that a nine-months pregnant woman was not provided timely medical treatment by Vishnupur Sub-Divisional Hospital, Vishnupur in Bankura District, West Bengal, India. Due to this act of the hospital, the woman had to carry the […]

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 […]

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 […]

INDIA: List of medical items required urgently in Chennai, Tamil Nadu state to deal with tsunami aftermath

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is deeply grieved about the vast amount of destruction and the many thousands of people who either died, have been missing or have in some way been affected by one of the worst natural disasters over the past many decades. Along with Indonesia, Sri Lanka, and Thailand, […]

SRI LANKA: Urgent medical help needed for torture victim

Urgent medical help needed for torture victim  SRI LANKA – Torture by police, impunity, denial of proper rehabilitation  ——————————————————————–  Latest update available: Court orders Release Of Lalith Rajapakse  A young torture victim from a poor family is fighting for his life in Sri Lanka. We are asking you to write today to the Sri Lankan authorities […]

UPDATE (MALAYSIA): Call for Red Cross to aid hunger striking ISA detainees

Dear Friends We are asking for your urgent action in the light of dramatic developments in the struggle of the ISA detainees for proper medical and legal treatment. The 8-day long hunger strike and several days without water has seriously weakened the six detainees to the point where two have been put on intravenous drip […]

HONG KONG: Send a Lunar New Year E-Postcard to Protect Rights of Mentally Ill

We have received the information below from our contacts in Hong Kong, the Family Link Mental Health Education Program. We ask you to click on their web site and sign the online e-postcard at

EAST TIMOR: Village of Lolotoi fails to receive food or medical assistance

MARCH 5: Paul Harris, a prominent lawyer based in Hong Kong, recently visited East Timor for the purposes of fact-finding, to see how he could be of assistance to the recovery of East Timor and to deliver some donations for local schools.   While visiting the Bobonaro region, Mr. Harris met a priest, Fr. Pietr, […]

FORWARDED HUNGER ALERT (India): Safeguard Agrarian Sector and Rich Biodiversity

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an appeal from the Asian Centre for the Progress of People (ACPP) – Hotline Asia. SUMMARY: Although the commercial introduction of Bt Brinjal was halted on 10 February 2010, the threat of genetically modified (GM) crops is imminent to return, as Prithviraj Chavan, the […]

FORWARDED APPEAL(Burma): Appeal to China to take action on Burma

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding an appeal that was posted on Thailand news site Prachatai, asking the government of China to use its leverage to bring reconciliation and peace in Burma. If the email bounces back, please check here: http://en.beijing2008.cn/bocog/contactus/. Please use a different subject line so your email does not […]

FORWARDED APPEAL (India) : Stop contaminating environment and health of Dharavi Bhet communities

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an appeal from the Asian Center for the Progress of Peoples (ACPP) – Hotline Asia. SUMMARY: Villagers from indigenous communities in Dharavi Bhet (island) in Mira-Bhayander municipal boundary, west of Mumbai, have been protesting against a garbage recycling plant, Hanjar Biotech Pvt. Ltd., of […]

FORWARDED APPEAL(Burma): Appeal to China to take action on Burma

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding an appeal that was posted on Thailand news site Prachatai, asking the government of China to use its leverage to bring reconciliation and peace in Burma. If the email bounces back, please check here: http://en.beijing2008.cn/bocog/contactus/. Please use a different subject line so your email does not […]

FORWARDED APPEAL (Malaysia): Assault of detainees by prison wardens; provide further medical treatment

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an appeal update from SUARA RAKYAT MALAYSIA (SUARAM) regarding the assault and medical neglect of detainees by prison wardens in the Sungai Buloh prison. The AHRC joins the call for the prisons department to provide immediate and comprehensive medical treatment to the prisoners, and […]

FORWARDED APPEAL (Thailand): Comment in Accordance with Article 23 of the ILO Constitution on the Royal Thai Government’s Failure to Observe the Equality of Treatment (Accident Compensation) Convention 1925 (C-19)

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward to you the following urgent appeal from The State Enterprise Workers Relations Confederation (SERC) to urge ILO International Labour Standards Department to consider on the Royal Thai Government’s failure to observe the Equality of Treatment (Accident Compensation) Convention 1925 (C-19). For more information, please […]

PHILIPPINES: Call for relief and donation for flood victims

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding to you an appeal from the Center for Trade Union and Human Rights (CTUHR) calling for donations to flood victims. For more details, contact the CTUHR at: 702 Culmat Building, E. Rodriguez Ave. Diliman Quezon City, Philippines; Mobile: (+63)910 833 1877; Telefax: (+63)2 411 0256 […]