Torture

Philippines: Illegal arrest and detention, torture, sexual abuse and inhuman treatment of a 60-year old female political detainee

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding to you information from the Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP) regarding the serious case of illegal arrest and detention, torture, maltreatment, and sexual assault on Angelina Bisuña (60), a human rights activists, in Aloran, Misamis Occidental on 8 March 2005. Bisuña, who is […]

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 […]

FORWARDED APPEAL (India): Human rights defender arrested for organising public hearing on torture in West Bengal

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an appeal from People’s Watch Tamil Nadu (PWTN) concerning the arrest, detention and subsequent release of a human rights defender, Mr. Kirity Roy, in West Bengal. Roy is associated with MASUM a partner organisation of the PWTN that has jointly undertaken to document of […]

FORWARDED APPEAL (Sri Lanka): Illegal arrest and violence against Tamil journalists by security forces in Colombo and Jaffna

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission is forwarding to you an appeal from the Reporters Without Borders/Reporters Sans Frontiers regarding the arrests and harassment of Tamil journalists by members of the security forces. It is reported that on December 17 B. Parathipan, a journalist working for the Tamil language daily Thinakkural and his two […]

FORWARDED APPEAL (India): A lawyer assaulted in Madurai, Tamil Nadu

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an appeal from People’s Watch Tamil Nadu concerning the torture, arrest and detention of a lawyer in Madurai. The victim was hospitalised after the incident, though no appropriate actions were taken against the police officers. For more information, please contact: Ms. S. Sabitha National […]

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 […]