Right to remedy

SRI LANKA: One month after the shooting of Gerald Perera: No justice yet

Gerald Perera was shot one month ago in broad daylight, while traveling to work in a bus.  This was an event that received maximum publicity in all media. The nation was shocked that the victim of one of the most well known torture cases decided by the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka, was shot just […]

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 […]

SRI LANKA: Tortured army officer complains to Bar Association of Sri Lanka after his lawyers withdraw case

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information that the defense lawyer of R.K.L.G. Dingiri Banda who had filed a Fundamental Rights application before the Supreme Court in 2004, withdrew the case against the victim’s wishes during the case hearing in the Supreme Court on 28 June 2004. The victim, Dingiri Banda, […]

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 […]

Support Fr. Pallath’s hunger strike for justice

Support Fr. Pallath’s hunger strike for justice  JESUIT ORDER IN KERALA – Physical assault, slander through gutter press, filing of fabricated criminal cases, denial of right to livelihood  ——————————————————————–  The latest update of this appeal is available at the following link: Jesuits belligerent in the face of moral hunger strike  Fr. Pallath, after a long […]

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 […]

INDIA: A case of gang rape and sexual exploitation against Dalit minor girl

A case of gang rape and sexual exploitation against Dalit minor girl INDIA: Caste based discrimination – a distinct case of racial discrimination on the basis of work and descent; right to life & fair trial and justice; abduction, gang-rape and sexual exploitation against Dalit minor girl ———————————————————– We are shocked to learn that a […]

PHILIPPINES: Twenty six workers and union leaders illegally dismissed in Negros

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding to you an appeal about the illegal dismissal of 26 workers and union leaders of a retail company when union leaders successfully won the election replacing officers allegedly appointed by the company in Negros. The newly elected officers were supposed to represent the rank and […]