Violence against women

UPDATE (THAILAND): Update on the case of migrant worker who was raped and killed in Maesot

THAILAND: Violence against women ———————————————————– Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received the information that Amorn Suwannachote who is accused of killing the Burmese migrant worker, Sandar Hlaing in Mae Sot confessed to the local Thai police on 7 September 2003. The accused, a Thai national Ammon Suwanachoke, 40, worked at the […]

TURKMENISTAN: Two men tortured and died in custody after arrest

Dear Friends We are forwarding information from the International Secretariat of the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) on the torture and custodial deaths of two men in Turkmenistan. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact OMCT. —————————————– The International Secretariat of OMCT requests your URGENT intervention in the following situation in […]

THAILAND: Migrant worker raped and killed

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received news that a female Burmese migrant worker was raped and killed by three men in Mae Sot, on the Thai border with Burma. One of three was identified as the factory security guard, who is a Thai national. However, no serious action has been taken […]

UPDATE (SRI LANKA): Seven suspects of rape and murder case brought to court

Dear Friends, We have been informed that seven suspects in the rape and murder of Sholamali Umma Devi were brought to the Nawalapitiya Magistrates Court on Feb. 28, 2003. A young Tamil woman, Sholamali Umma Devi, 23, had been abducted, raped and murdered on Sept. 12, 2001, at Kopiwatte, Mallanda, in Nawalapitiya on her way […]

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.

INDIA: 10 years impunity for Convent well murder of young nun

10 years impunity for Convent well murder of young nun INDIA – Impunity for murder ——————————————————————– There is an astounding case regarding a decade of justice denied in Kerala state of India. The 21 year-old body of Sr. Abhaya was found at the bottom of a Convent well in 1992. The Church authorities claimed that […]

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: 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 […]

INDONESIA/UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: Kartini sentenced to death by stoning

We have received news of Kartini (full name Karteen Karikander), the Indonesian domestic worker who was sentenced to death by stoning for adultery in the United Arab Emirates. Our reliable contact visited Kartini in the United Arab Emirates, as well as her lawyer (she now has one), the attorney and the judge.  Kartini’s sentence is […]

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 […]

FORWARDED APPEAL (Pakistan): Appeal to President Zardari to comply with his promises for ensuring the release of Dr. Afia Siddiqui

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an appeal from Aafia Movement regarding Dr. Aafia Siddiqui’s Upcoming appeal process, the role of the government, and the broken promises. For more information, please contact: Dr. Fowzia Siddiqui through email: drfowzia@hotmail.com. Thank you. Urgent Appeals Desk Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) ———————————————————————– Mr. […]

FORWARDED APPEAL (Iran): Stoning to death of two women in Iran

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward the appeal received from Women Living Under Muslim Laws (WLUML) regarding the sentence of death by stoning of two women in Iran. According to the information received, they were presented without presence of their legal representative during the first trial. In addition, the verdict […]