Threats and intimidation

UPDATE (Sri Lanka): Subsequent pressure by Ambalangoda police to the torture victims continues

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received updated information about the alleged subsequent pressure to teenage torture victims Alagiyawadu Lakmal Chathuranga and L.P. Pradeep Kumarage, who were tortured in a most inhuman and degrading manner by the Ambalangoda police on 7 August 2004. The victims were released on 9 August 2004, and […]

UPDATE (Bangladesh): Continuous police harassment of tortured women: Grave concern for her safety

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is gravely concerned about the security of Mrs. Shahin Sultana Santa, a torture victim who was brutally attacked by the police of the Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) on 12 March 2006. According to the latest information, Mrs. Santa has been implicated with fabricated criminal charges by both […]

NEPAL: Torture victim keeps facing death threats by the local police authorities in Kalikot district

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information about alleged torture and death threats of Mr. Puradi Prasad Pandey of Kalikot district, Nepal, from December 2006 to the present. The victim was allegedly arrested by the police members of District Police Office (DPO), Kalikot three times on the charge of being suspect […]

BANGLADESH: Extreme torture, child abuse and an extrajudicial killing in Bangladesh as Navy runs rampant

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received shocking information from local human rights group ODHIKAR regarding the murder of Mr. Khabirul Islam Dulal, Commissioner of Ward No. 6 of the Char Fashion Municipality in Bhola district, allegedly caused by a brutal assault by naval officers on 20 February 2007. Mr. Dulal was […]

NEPAL: Assault and threat of a policeman by senior police officers at District Police Office in Surkhet

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information that Mr. Surendra Thapa was severely beaten up by senior police officers of the District Police Office (DPO), Surkhet district in Nepal on 15 October 2007. After he disclosed this incident to the public, he has faced constant threats of dismissal from his job. […]

UPDATE (Sri Lanka): Further intimidation faced by torture victim J.V. Saman Priyankara from Matale

[Re: UP-80-2005: SRI LANKA:  Further death threats to torture victim J.V. Saman Priyankara from Matale ; UP-74-2005: SRI LANKA: Torture victim Priyankara received death threats again and urgent witness protection is required; UP-37-2004: A Kandy coordinator of National Police Commission allegedly cooperates with torture perpetrators; UP-34-2004: Priyankara brutally assaulted and arrested with no access to […]

INDIA: Attack on John P Abraham, and Adivasis Tribal People

Dear Friends, INDIA: Attack on John P Abraham and Adivasis Tribal People We need your help to prevent any further personal attack on John P Abraham, and to show solidarity with his cause to help the advisasis tribal people in India. Thank you. Urgent Appeals Desk Asian Human Rights Commission Sent: Thursday, April 10, 2003 […]

PHILIPPINES: Threats to a key witness and his family for testifying against soldiers involved in the disappearance of six men

Dear friends,   The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding to you an appeal from the Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA) about the threats on Sgt. Esequias Duyogan and his family.     Sgt. Duyogan is the key witness to the forced disappearance of six men, collectively known as ‘PICOP six’, in […]

SRI LANKA: A website office is attacked

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding to you a statement issued by Journalists for Democracy in Sri Lanka. For further information, please contact Journalists for Democracy in Sri Lanka through their website: www.jdslanka.org. Urgent Appeals Programme Asian Human Rights Commission —————————————————— URGENT ALERT 2011 January 31 | 6.22 GMT Sri Lanka : […]

SRI LANKA: A website office is attacked

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding to you a statement issued by Journalists for Democracy in Sri Lanka. For further information, please contact Journalists for Democracy in Sri Lanka through their website: www.jdslanka.org. Urgent Appeals Programme Asian Human Rights Commission —————————————————— URGENT ALERT 2011 January 31 | 6.22 GMT Sri Lanka : […]

PHILIPPINES: Surveillance on a labour leader in Laguna

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding to you an appeal from Pagkakaisa ng Manggagawa sa Timog Katagalugan, a local labour organization in Laguna province, about the surveillance and harassment on labour leader Hermenegildo Marasigan. Marasigan, national president of Organized Labor Association in Line Industries and Agriculture- Kilusang Mayo Uno (Olalia-KMU), have […]

FORWARDED APPEAL (Sri Lanka): Immediate protection needed for Mr. J.C. Weliamuna with impartial investigation for grenade attack

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward the appeal sent to the President of Sri Lanka and the president of the Bar Association by Dutch Lawyers for Lawyers Foundation based in the Netherlands on 7 October 2008. This appeal is in regard to the recent grenade attack against Mr. J.C. Weliamuna, […]

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 […]

PHILIPPINES: Two anti-mining activists face threats after the murder of their colleague

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding to you an appeal regarding the threats on two anti-mining activists, Nenita Lacasa and Carolyn Borja of Eastern Samar, Visayas. In their appeal, the Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP), a local human rights organization, reported that shots were fired at the houses of […]