Rule of law

FORWARDED APPEAL (Thailand): Requesting Urgent Inquiry into Nationality Verification Process for Burmese Migrants

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward on an appeal from the State Enterprise Workers Relations Confederation (SERC), the Human Rights and Development Foundation (HRDF) and the Thai Labour Solidarity Committee (TLSC), regarding disturbing developments in the process to verify the nationality of Burmese migrant workers. We join the concern for […]

FORWARDED APPEAL (Sri Lanka): Four Doctors Released, One Still in Danger

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an appeal from Amnesty International about the continued detention of a doctor arrested under emergency regulations. He has been accused of providing false information to foreign journalists and is being held incommunicado. There is great concern that he has been or will be tortured. […]

FORWARDED APPEAL (Kyrgyzstan): Death of a journalist by police torture

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an appeal from World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) regarding the torture and custodial death of a Kyrgyzstani journalist. For more information, please contact: OMCT urgent appeals appeals@list.omct.org Thank you. Urgent Appeals Desk Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) ———————————————————————– The International Secretariat of the World Organisation […]

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(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 (Sri Lanka): STOP THE WAR: We have a right to live without fear

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission is forwarding an appeal from People to People dialogue on Peace and Sustainable Development regarding the ongoing civil war in Sri Lanka. If you have any inquiry regarding this appeal, please contact Movement for National Land and Agricultural Reform (MNLAR), a member of this group’s steering committee. MNLAR’s contact information […]

FORWARDED APPEAL (Nepal): Human rights groups question the legality of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) of Nepal

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding to you a statement released on 28 May 2005 by 25 human rights organizations in Nepal questioning the legitimacy and legality of the present National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) of Nepal and its concurrent officials. The NHRC was formed following an amendment to the National […]

SRI LANKA: An appeal against infringement of university autonomy

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding to you an appeal from the Transcurrents about their opposition to a directive issued by the Ministry of Higher Education of Sri Lanka requiring “all state universities should hire the services of Rakna Lanka Ltd for provision of security services”. In their appeal below, they […]

SRI LANKA/ASIA: Tsunami rehabilitation; Statement of the World Forum of Fisher People (WFFP)

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding you a statement issued by the World Forum of Fisher People (WFFP) on 26 January 2005 regarding the tsunami rehabilitation process in Sri Lanka. The statement was issued after a permanent member to the WFFP Coordination Committee visited tsunami affected areas in Sri Lanka recently. […]

CAMBODIA: A lawyer has been charged with aiding the escape of his client who is an opposition party activist

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an appeal from Cambodia Centre for Human Rights regarding charging a lawyer with aiding the escape of a client, who is an opposition party activist. For more information, please contact: Ou Virak, CCHR President, tel: +855 12 40 40 51; e-mail: ouvirak@cchrcambodia.org; or Suon […]

PAKISTAN: Stop violence in the name of religion

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an appeal from Citizens for Democracy (CFD). Citizens for Democracy (CFD) is an umbrella group of professional organizations, political parties, trade unions and individuals outraged by the consistent misuse and abuse of the ‘blasphemy laws’ and of religion in politics. For more information, please […]

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 […]

SRI LANKA: Petition against police inaction in Katunayake attack

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an appeal from a group of Sri Lankan Attorneys. Thank you. Urgent Appeals Desk Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) ———————————————————————– Sri Lanka: Petition against police inaction in Katunayake attack Several organisations and leading activists in Sri Lanka have launched a public petition calling the […]

SINGAPORE: High Court upheld Dr. Chee’s conviction for speaking in public without a permit

Dear friends,   The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding to you an appeal from the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) regarding the affirmation of the High Court of the guilty verdict on Dr. Chee Soon Juan for “speaking in public without a permit”.     For more details, please contact them at this website: […]