Right to life

INDIA: Human rights defender murdered for challenging corruption

Dear friends,  The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information regarding the murder of human rights activist Mr. Niyamat Ansari in Kope Gram Panchayat of Latehar District, Jharkhand state, on 2 March, as well as a similar attempt on the same day upon the life of his associate Mr. Bhukhan Singh. It is reported […]

BANGLADESH: Army officer’s father threatens to destroy home and establishments of a human rights defender’s family

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information regarding death threat to the family of F. M. A. Razzak, a human rights defender, and his well-wishers from the relatives of an officer the Bangladesh Army regarding an illegitimate claim of ownership of a land, which had already been settled by the concerned […]

PAKISTAN: Five more disappeared persons are extrajudicially killed in Balochistan

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information that the bodies of five disappeared persons have been found in different areas of Balochistan. The bodies bore bullet wounds and marks of torture. Five victims were abducted from Balochistan province and Karachi, Sindh province at different times but their bodies were found in […]

PHILIPPINES: Maguindanao massacre — questions of morality, practice of law and the legal system

Myrna Reblando’s reaction demonstrates the absence of remedy within the system of justice not a mere ‘hysteria’.   Facts of the case & details of the video   As described and shown in the video of Philstar.com: Victim’s kin goes hysterical at Maguindanao massacre trial   February 03, 2011   MANILA, Philippines — Today’s hearing of […]

PAKISTAN: Four more disappeared persons bullet riddled bodies found and four are abducted

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information that four disappeared persons bullet riddled and torture marks bodies were found from Balochistan province who were previously arrested by the law enforcement agencies. Their bodies were thrown in different places of Baluchistan and Four more persons were abducted by the Frontier Corps (FC) […]

PAKISTAN: A student leader abducted and four bodies of disappeared persons are found

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information that a student leader from Balochistan was abducted from the check post of the Frontier Corps in Quetta while he was returning from an interview for internship at Pakistan Telecommunications, a public sector company. In the campaign of killings of disappeared persons four more […]

BANGLADESH: Pallabi police of Dhaka has killed an 18-year-old college student

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has learned that the Pallabi Police of Dhaka killed an 18-year-old college student named Imtiaz Hossain Abir in so called “cross fire” on 10 January 2011. Abir was a student of higher secondary level at the Northern College of Mohammadpur in the city of Dhaka. The police […]

INDIA/SOUTH KOREA: Condemn the decision of the Ministry of Environment and Forests for the clearance granted to the POSCO

Dear friends,   We wish to share with you the following statement from the POSCO Pratirodha Sangram Samiti (PPSS).   Asian Human Rights Commission Hong Kong   ————- We strongly condemn the decision of Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF), Govt of India on 31st January 2010 for the clearance granted to the proposed POSCO […]

PAKISTAN: A young man killed in fake police encounter- police refuse court and interior minister’s orders for inquiry

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information that a lawyer’s son was killed in a fake police encounter after one hour of his abduction by six police officials and five persons in plainclothes. It is alleged that local police and land grabbers were against the lawyer for his activism against land […]

SRI LANKA: Independence without civil liberties is a farce

Sri Lanka will be celebrating its independence from the British Empire on February 4, 2011. The lamentation that independence has not meant a great deal to the people of Sri Lanka is commonly heard. However, the causes that created this situation have often not been examined. The very meaning of independence for citizens of any […]

SRI LANKA: Young Tamil complainant in a bribery case is in fear of assassination

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received updated information that Mr. Davarathnam Yogendra, a complainant of the bribery case No. 50600/01 in the Chief Magistrate’s Court of Colombo has been instructed to provide photographs of himself in order to continue his bail conditions to the Hatton Police Station (Please see our original […]

INDIA: The state of the republic at 61

Statement | India | 25-01-2011

The integrity of a republic and the determination of its people depend upon the legitimacy of their government. Since declaring the Union of India to be a sovereign, socialist, secular, democratic republic that assures its citizens justice, equality, and liberty and to be a nation that endeavours to promote among them all fraternity, 61 years […]

BANGLADESH: Human rights defender, Mr FMA Razzak, in a critical condition in hospital following abduction and brutal attack

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an appeal from Front Line regarding the deadly attack on human rights defender FMA Razzak and gouging his eyes and seriously fracturing his hand and leg by the family of an army major of Bangladesh. The appeal is available at: http://www.frontlinedefenders.org/node/15038 . For more information, please […]