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INDONESIA: AHRC launches human rights report on the occasion of the International Human Rights Day

(Hong Kong, December 07, 2011) On the occasion of the upcoming International Human Rights Day on December 10, 2011, the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is launching its annual report on the State of Human Rights in Indonesia in 2011. The full report is available for download at http://www.humanrights.asia/resources/hrreport/2011/AHRC-SPR-006-2011/view. In the report, the AHRC witnessed a […]

NEPAL: Commitments to accountability and justice continue to be jeopardized in 2011

A Statement by the Asian Human Rights Commission on the Occasion of the International Human Rights Day, December 10, 2011 On the occasion of the 63rd Human Rights Day, the Asian Human Rights Commission is releasing its annual report on the state of human rights protection in Nepal through 2011. The report is available here. Given […]

INDONESIA: Human Rights in 2011 – The Decay of Pancasila and Constitutional Protections

A Statement by the Asian Human Rights Commission on the Occasion of the International Human Rights Day, December 10, 2011 On the occasion of the International Human Rights Day, December 10, 2011 the AHRC publishes its annual report on the State of Human Rights in Indonesia in 2011. The full report will be made available […]

SRI LANKA: Concluding observations of the Committee against Torture

Dear friends, We wish to share with you the following statement from the Committee against Torture at the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Asian Human Rights Commission Hong Kong ————- 1. The Committee considered the combined third and fourth periodic report of Sri Lanka (CAT/C/LKA/3-4) at its 1030th and 1033rd meetings, […]

SRI LANKA: Cancer patient who was trafficked for organ smuggling is facing denial of justice and protection

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission has received information about an attempt by an unknown group of people to illegally traffic the organs of a cancer patient in Sri Lanka. Ms. TC Kanthi (38) of Ibbankatuwa, Dambulla in the Matale District went for medical treatment to the Cancer Clinic at Kandy Teaching Hospital on 16 […]

PAKISTAN: The civil society must come forward in support of a 16 year old gang raped girl for the safe delivery of her child

Miss Uzma Ayub, the 16 year old girl who was repeatedly raped by more than a dozen persons in the captivity of a soldier and police officials for almost one year, has shown her courage and strength. Made pregnant as a result of the continual rape she endured she has decided to have the child. […]

SRI LANKA: Fr. Prasad Perera obstructs the use of a national monument for the disappeared

(Hong Kong, October 21, 2011) The national monument for the disappeared at Raddoluwa, Seeduwa is nationally and internationally known and respected place where the families of the disappeared persons gather to pay respects for their loved ones who are counted among the disappeared in Sri Lanka. The monument was eructed in 2000 at a place […]

INDONESIA: Troops Open Fire On Papuan Gathering

The Indonesian military and police started shooting at around 2:37pm West Papua time, yesterday 19 October. Information about what exactly transpired are still sketchy but at least one person was shot (believed dead), scores have been arrested, hundreds have fled to the hills and jungle surrounding the capital, and the capital is in a state […]

SOUTH KOREA: Sexual crimes against minor girls by US military based in South Korea

Dear friends, We wish to share with you the following statement from the Women Making Peace (WMP) and the Korean Women’s Association United. Asian Human Rights Commission Hong Kong ————- A Statement from the Women Making Peace (WMP) and the Korean Women’s Association United forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission A teenage girl was […]

SRI LANKA: Executive presidential system and the supremacy of T56

Murders of father, mother and two children in Udawalawe While the whole nation was shocked by the multiple killings at Mulleriyawa, another set of gruesome murders have been reported from Puhulyaya, Panahakaduwa, in Udawalawe. A father M K Lalith (37), mother R Indrani Gnanalatha (32), son M K Dilan Chathuranga (12), daughter M K Nadeeka […]

INDONESIA: Police in Timika kill one union protester and injure others at Freeport

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information regarding the extrajudicial killing of trade union member Peter W. Ayamiseba and the injury of several persons in police shootings during a union protest on October 10, 2011 at PT Freeport Indonesia in West Papua. The workers were protesting against the illegal termination of […]

SRI LANKA: The Regime’s Politics of Violence Implodes – triple murder and further violence leads to no arrest

On the last day of the 3rd stage of the Local Government Election, two prominent politicians from United People Freedom Alliance (UPFA) fought with each other at Mulleriyawa in Kolonnawa in Colombo District, according to reports. Former Member of Parliament and a presidential advisor on trade unions, Bharatha Lakshman Pramachandra, and three of his body […]

INDONESIA: Police shot arrestee in the head while allegedly trying to escape

Dear friends,  On 2 June 2011, members of the Persiapan Rantau Kopar Sub-district Police killed Mr Syafrudin, a resident of the Rokan Hilir area in Riau. Police alleged that the officers had arrested the victim for a drugs case and when he tried to escape the police opened fire hitting him in the head. The […]

INDIA: Police force a child to gather severed human parts in Indore

Statement | India | 05-10-2011

A Joint Statement by Vikas Samvad and the Asian Human Rights Commission Despicable it might be, yet it is a relatively irrelevant incident in India. The latest is the case of Firoz, a 12-year-old boy who is now reportedly suffering from serious psychological trauma after being forced by a Head Constable of the Railway Protection […]

INDIA: NHRC closes case of custodial death with compensation but no criminal inquiry

Dear friends,  The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is disturbed to learn that India’s National Human Rights Commission has deemed on 15 September 2011 a case of custodial death to be closed by the payment of compensation to the victim’s family, despite no criminal action taken against the perpetrators. Kalu Mondal was brought to the […]

SRI LANKA: Denial of prosecuting the police officers responsible for killing of FTZ worker destroys faith in the country’s legal system

Dear friends,  Mr. Roshan Chanaka Rathnasekara (22) of Gal-Oluwa, Minuwangoda in the district of Gampaha, succumbed to his injuries on 1 June 2011 as a result of gunshot injuries received in the indiscriminate shooting by the police officers attached to the Negombo and Seeduwa Police Stations. The Sri Lanka police opened fire at the workers […]

SRI LANKA: Human Rights Defender tortured in public to death by Special Task Force of police

Dear friends,  The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information that human rights defender Mr. Perumal Sivakumara (32) of Kalpitiya Road, Norochchole in the Puttalam District has died after being tortured in public by officers attached to the Special Task Force of the Sri Lanka Police. Perumal a well-known civil rights activist had gone […]

INDONESIA: Morowali district police shot and ill-treated protesters in Tiaka

Dear friends,  The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information regarding the shooting and ill-treatment of protesters by police between 22-24 August 2011 in Tiaka, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. During the protest for community rights against an energy company, held by the Student Alliance Front for North Bungku Utara and Mamosalato on 22 August 2011, […]

PAKISTAN: Release Sarabjit Singh who has now spent 21 years in a death cell due to an unfair trial in a case of mistaken identity

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information that an Indian citizen has just completed his 21st year in a death cell in Lahore. He was the victim of the India centric policies of the government of Pakistan and was denied proper justice by the courts. From the very beginning his case […]

SRI LANKA: A young man is subjected to attacks and abduction attempts by a wealthy businessman and the Ja-Ela police ignore his complaints

Dear friends,  Mr. D.K.K.S. Shehan Fernando, a young man of 22, is in danger of losing his life due to the actions of a wealthy businessman in the Ja-Ela area The officers of the Ja-Ela Police Station are refusing to investigate the victim’s allegations while at the same time aiding the perpetrator of the several […]