Sexual violence

INDIA: Woman raped by Railway Protection constable in vacant train compartment

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information about the rape of a 30-year-old woman in a vacant train compartment at the Hasanabad Railway station, West Bengal on 18 August 2004. The woman was raped by a Railway Police Force constable while a fellow constable held a rifle pointed at the woman’s […]

SRI LANKA: A boy brutally assaulted by his teachers and denied his right of education

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission has received information that a 16-year-old boy named Balawedage Sahan Tharaka was severely assaulted by his teachers on 19-20 July 2004 and has been warned to leave the school. He is in year 11 of the Bulathsinhala Madya Maha Vidyalaya [Central College]. Due to a brutal assault, he […]

PAKISTAN: A sexual harassment of a 6 year old boy by his teacher

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information that a 6-year-old boy named Talha was allegedly sexually abused by his Quran teacher, Mr. Altaf at the Lajna Mosque on College Road, Green Town, Lahore, Punjab province, Pakistan on 6 June 2004. Mr. Altaf was arrested and is currently detained at the Kot […]

PAKISTAN: Two-and-a-half-year-old girl raped

Dear friends, It has been brought to the attention of the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) that a two-and-a-half-year-old girl, Neha Masih, has been raped at her home at Shamas-ul-Haq’s dairy farm in Rahwali where her father was employed. The dairy farm is also home to the alleged perpetrator, Mr. Abid, who works there with […]

BURMA: Two rape victims of local official jailed after attempting to bring charges

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has learnt from the Burma Lawyers’ Council (Thailand) that one woman and one girl are currently in jail in Burma for having attempted to obtain justice after being raped by a local official. The two, Ma San San Aye, now aged around 16, and Ma Aye Mi […]

SRI LANKA: Children abused and sexually harassed by the teacher for two years

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information that a primary school teacher Ven Harankahawe Chandrawimala (Buddhist monk) has allegedly harassed children physically and mentally including in sexual ways, and consistently denied their religious freedom for last two years.  According to our source who followed up the case, child abuse by Ven […]

NEPAL: Rape of two blind girls by the hostel warden and danger of police inaction

Dear Friends The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is gravely concerned of repeated rape and sexual abuse of two blind girl students by the hostel warden at the Shree Janata Higher Secondary School in Balewa, Baglung District of Western Region, Nepal. It has been reported from a reliable source that a 20-year-old Miss X and […]

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 […]

NEPAL: Three young persons shot dead by security personnel and a girl among the victims were gang-raped before being killed in Pokahari Chauri-4, Kavre District

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information from a reliable source of extra-judicial killings of two young girls and one young boy, Reena Rasaili (18), Subhadra Chaulagain (17) and Tasi Lama, by security personnel in Pokahari Chauri-4, Kavre District in Nepal on 13 February 2004. It is alleged that Reena Rasaili […]

SRI LANKA: A gang rape victim suffers from police inaction

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is gravely concerned about the gang rape case of a 16 year old girl Miss. X (Name withheld).  She was abducted by a wealthy man David Kaiser (21 years old) and gang raped by at least 5-6 men on 2 July 2003. Even though the police identified […]

SRI LANKA: 7 year old boy illegally detained and tortured by the police

Dear friends The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information that a seven-year-old boy has been illegally detained and tortured by the police from the Polpithigame Police Station. According to the information from his mother, the boy has still not recovered from the shock. Your urgent action is required to correct this matter immediately. […]

INDIA: Torture, sexual abuse and humiliation carried out by Police officers in Vittukatti, India

Dear Friends Please act on the information below, forwarded from OMCT, and write to the authorities in India, urging them to investigate, and take action against, those members of the Police in Vittukatti who carried out the inhuman acts of humiliation, sexual abuse, and torture. Case IND 040703 Arbitrary detention/Torture/Impunity The International Secretariat of OMCT […]

SRI LANKA: A 13-year-old girl was raped by her father

SRI LANKA: Risk of life; Need protection and counseling for the victim of rape and family by the state ——————————————————————– Sandamalee (13), a student of year 8 was raped by her father (37) on 2nd September 2002. She revealed her story when her mother (34) saw her husband raping her daughter with her own eyes […]

BURMA: Join online petition to stop the rape against ethnic minority group in Burma

The Shan Women’s Action Network (SWAN) and Shan Human Rights Foundation (SHRF) based in Thailand have recently released the report “License to Rape”, which contains 173 cases of rape committed by Burmese troops against the Shan ethnic group in Burma.

SRI LANKA: Gross human rights violence against woman – Arbitrary arrest, sexual abuses and torture by police

UA-22-2002: Torture case of Herat Pathirannehelage Nandani Sriyalatha Heart in Sri Lanka SRI LANKA: Gross human rights violence against woman – Arbitrary arrest, sexual abuses and torture by police ——————————————————————– Herat Pathirannehelage Nandani Sriyalatha Herat is a 39-years-old Sri Lankan woman who is not married and is a virgin. She was arrested by several police […]

THAILAND: Raped by soldier, no investigation – widespread and vicious human rights violations in border area

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has learned that two refugee women from the Karenni minority ethnic group in Burma (Myanmar) were raped by Thai soldiers near their refugee camp on March 17, 2002. The Thai authorities, however, still have not taken any action to investigate this human rights violation. We know that many refugees and illegal migrants from Burma who are living in the border areas or refugee camps have been the victims of various types of human rights violations – assault, murder and rape – but most of these abuses have been neglected by the Thai authorities due to the status of the people from Burma.

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 […]

SRI LANKA: torture, gang rape, sexual assault in custody

A Sri Lankan judge has recently ordered the arrest of four members of the security forces (three policemen and one naval officer) for the following gang rape/torture case. The two women victims are currently taking refuge at the Bishop’s residence and there are also fears for the safety of the main witness in the case. This is now the time to act to ensure that the investigation is independent and transparent, that all of the perpetrators are arrested quickly and followed through to prosecutions using the full force of the law. Many members of security forces in Sri Lanka are allowed to go free for horrendous crimes such as this because pressure eases once arrests are made. Please apply pressure now by reading the following information and sending letters as suggested below.

SRI LANKA: Press Council condones incitement to rape

URGENT ACTION URGENT ACTION URGENT ACTION URGENT ACTION URGENT  ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION – URGENT APPEAL PROGRAMME  AHRC UA Index:000607 07 June 2000  ————————————————————————-  UA 27/00: Miscarriage of Justice  SRI LANKA: Press Council condones incitement to rape  —————————————————————————  AHRC is deeply concerned with a recent ruling of the Sri Lankan Press Council regarding the publication […]

SOUTH KOREA: Dismissal of a female worker after complaining about sexual harassment at the workplace

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an appeal received from the Network for Global Activism in Korea about the case of a female worker who has held a sit-in struggle in front of the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family for more than 150 days after being dismissed. She is […]