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SRI LANKA: Innocent man illegally arrested by Police to satisfy a corrupt businessman

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission has received information regarding Mr. Harischandra Raja Niroshan (27) of No: 62, Ambakotte, Kengalla in the Kandy District. He was illegally arrested, detained and produced before the Courts on fabricated charges. Mr. Niroshan stated that, when his service was terminated, he requested the rights and benefits due him […]

INDONESIA: Police fail to effectively investigate acid attack on senior anti-graft investigator

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information regarding the acid attack against senior investigator of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), Mr. Novel Baswedan. The attack caused Novel to suffer serious injuries in his eyes. He was hospitalized for a few days in Jakarta, and then transferred to Singapore for better medical […]

SRI LANKA: Fourteen year old male Cadet and ten other boys sexually abused by senior students at the Rantambe Military Camp

Dear Friends, According to information received by the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC), a 14 year old, boy X, and 10 other boys were sexually abused at the Rantambe Military Camp between 16th-23rd February 2017. Boy X together with a group of 23 male students from the Pilawela Maha Vidiyalaya, Pilawela, Kundasale School in the […]

SRI LANKA: Suspect in the sexual abuse of a 15 year-old girl released without proper investigation

Dear Friends, According to information I have received a 15-year-old girl was sexually abused on 25th February 2017. Despite the family members filing a complaint with the Maskeliya Police Station, the case has not been properly investigated. The alleged suspect, who comes from a wealthy family, was simply released. He had appeared before a Magistrate […]

INDONESIA: Escaped prisoner re-arrested and tortured to death by police officers in the Sigi Police Station, Central Sulawesi

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information regarding Mr. Sutrisno alias Lahido (35). In the Sigi Police Station, (Polres Sigi), Central Sulawesi province, Mr. Sutrisno was tortured to death. He had surrendered peacefully and was very cooperative. Eight police officers have been detained by the Provost and Security unit (Propam), Central […]

INDONESIA: Local community attacked by police after protesting against the Adidaya Tangguh Company

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information regarding human rights violations committed by police officers and the Adidaya Tangguh Company in North Moluccas province, Indonesia. The pattern of violations is one of land confiscation, deprivation of liberty and a vicious attack against local community members on Taliabu Island. Substantial members of […]

INDONESIA: Police officers torture Mr. Edison Hesegem to death in Jayawijaya General Hospital

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an appeal from the International Coalition for Papua (ICP) regarding a torture case in the highland city of Wamena, which was committed by six members of the Jayawijaya District Police, Jayawijaya regency, Papua province. The torture occurred on 11th January 2017 during detention at […]

INDONESIA: Police officers tortured a Meranti resident to death and shot one of the protesters

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information from the Commission for Disappearances and Victims of Violence (KontraS). It is a national, human rights NGO, handling the case of torture which caused the death of Mr. Afriadi Pratama (23). The case was occasioned by a personal conflict, namely a love triangle, between […]

नेपाल: न्यायालयप्रति विश्वसीनयताको क्षयीकरण

Article | Nepal | 17-01-2017

शैलेन्द्र प्रसाद हरिजन (अम्बेडकर) न्यायपरिषद्का अध्यक्ष तथा सम्माननीय प्रधान न्यायधीश शुशिला कार्कीज्यूले मंसिर ३ गतेका दिन सप्तरीको राजविराजमा पत्रकारहरुसँग कुरा गर्दै “बुहारीलाई घुम्टोमा राख्ने अनी समावेशी भएन भन्ने ? जहाँपायो त्यहीँ समानुपातिक समावेशी सिद्धान्त लागू गर्दा समस्या आउछ । पढेलेखेका योग्य व्यक्तिहरुलाई पनि हेर्न जरुरी छ । बुहारीलाई नपढाउने, घुम्टोभित्र राख्ने अनि समावेशीको कुरा गर्नु […]

AHRC TV: Video surfaces of military beating unarmed Rohingya and other stories in JUST ASIA, Episode 153

This week Just Asia begins with Burma, where four border police officers have been detained after a video went viral, showing them beating unarmed Rohingya men in the state of Rakhine. The video was posted to Facebook on Saturday and seems to show officers with military-grade weapons kicking two men, as another officer looks on […]

INDONESIA: Tulang Bawang farmers reclaim their land but face fabricated charges

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has information provided by the Land Reform Commission (KPA), a national NGO documenting land conflicts. It is regarding land grabbing and a fabricated case against local farmers in Tulang Bawang, Lampung. The farmers and local community have been struggling to reclaim their lands since 1993, which were […]

INDONESIA: Indigenous Papuans attacked and shot by Police in Sanggeng, Manokwari West Papua

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information about the brutal attack and shooting committed by the police in Sanggeng, Manokwari West District, West Papua province. The incident was also reported by various media, including BBC Indonesia. By not following legal procedure while handling the case, the police shooting resulted in the […]

INDONESIA: Local farmers arrested and prosecuted after reclaiming their land

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information from a prominent human rights NGO, the Commission for the Disappeared and Victims of Violence (KontraS), Surabaya branch office. It is regarding the arbitrary arrest of 40 farmers and two university students by police officers of the Blitar police resort (Polres Blitar). All of […]

INDONESIA: Indonesian security forces and vigilantes forcibly disperse peaceful discussion about 1965-1966 massacre

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information regarding forced dissolution of a peaceful public discussion organized by the Association of Indonesian Students Press (PPMI). The topic of the discussion was Marxism and 1965-1966 Massacre. The security forces, along with vigilante groups, forcibly dispersed the discussion, and intimidated the participants and the […]

INDONESIA: Army attack and intimidation against journalist covering traffic incident

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information regarding intimidation and violence against Mr. Sony Misdananto, a journalist of Net TV in Madiun, East Java province, by the Army Raider Battalion 501. When Sony recorded army personnel beating up members of the Setia Hati Martial Art (PSSH), the army attacked Sony as […]

INDONESIA: Cianjur police officers torture suspect to death

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information regarding the torture of Mr. Asep Sunandar conducted by police officers of Cianjur police resort (Polres Cianjur), resulting in his death. Asep and two of his friends were arrested without any arrest warrant, and were not granted access to a lawyer during their interrogation. […]

SRI LANKA: A call for a comprehensive inquiry into the death of a person in custody at Pussellawa Police

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information that Raviraj Kavichandran a resident of Pussellawa had according to the police, allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself on the night of his arrest at the Pussellawa police station on 18th Septemeber 2016. Raviraj’s family members claim witness to him being beaten up at […]

INDONESIA: No perpetrators indicted in the torture and death of Marianus Oki

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received updated information regarding the investigation into the torture and death of Mr. Marianus Oki, a suspect who had been detained in Banat Manamas police post (Pospol Banat Manamas). While the investigation has been conducted by police investigators of the North Central Timor regency police resort […]

INDONESIA: Investigation remains unclear after criminal suspect is tortured to death by police while in custody

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information regarding a torture death conducted by police officers in the North Central Timor regency (TTU), East Nusa Tenggara province. Mr. Marianus Oki was illegally arrested, detained and tortured to death in police custody. An investigation has been conducted with no significant progress. Marinus was […]

INDONESIA: Independent autopsy reveals anti-terror unit tortured victim to death

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received updated information regarding the death of Mr. Siyono while in the custody of Indonesia’s anti-terror police unit (Densus 88). Without proper investigation or court verdict, the police arrested Siyono on allegations of terrorism and tortured him to death. Subsequently, the police gave money as compensation […]