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INDONESIA: CIVIL SOCIETY FORUM DISRUPTED, PROTESTS STIFLED AND REPRESSION IN PAPUA CONTINUES DESPITE UN REVIEW

A Statement from CIVICUS forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission In Indonesia, civic space remains rated as “obstructed”. Among the main concerns are the use of restrictive laws, in...

NEPAL: HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS, MEDIA GROUP CHAIR TARGETED TO SILENCE DISSENT WHILE PROTESTS DISRUPTED

A Statement from CIVICUS forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission The state of civic space in Nepal is rated as ‘obstructed’ by the CIVICUS Monitor. Documented violations of fundamental free...

SRI LANKA: A recording of a group discussion on ways to deal with the challenges to system change caused by a bad constitution

 The Asian Human Rights Commission wishes to share with you the following video produced by LEADS YouTube Channel.  It is a recording of a conversation among a group of persons interested in pursui...

NEPAL: Personal vendetta against the media

First, they came for the media, and I did not speak out – because I was not a media. Then they came for the civil society, and I did not speak out – because I was not a civil society. Then...

SRI LANKA: Economic, governmental, legal: not three crises but one (Part 02)

A video presentation produced by LEADS YouTube Channel published by the Asian Human Rights Commission The Asian Human Rights Commission wishes to share with you the following video produced by LEADS ...

SRI LANKA: Economic, governmental, legal: not three crises but one

(Sharing a link to a video explaining the Sri Lankan crisis of governance, Economy and Rule of Law. This video was prepared as a part of an ongoing discussion on the need of system change) Link to the...

PAKISTAN: ACTIVISTS AND JOURNALISTS TARGETED, INCREASED CONTROLS ON ONLINE EXPRESSION AND CRACKDOWN ON PROTESTS

A Statement from CIVICUS forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission The CIVICUS Monitor added Pakistan to its watchlist of countries in March 2024, following the repression against the oppositio...

SRI LANKA: Prosecuting crimes requires a system change

By Basil Fernando In the context of Sri Lanka, a crucial question arises: Does the country still possess the capability to effectively prosecute crimes? This query can be raised for numerous reasons. ...

INDONESIA: Case of bullying and the forced dispersal of rosary prayer activities in Tangerang: Stop intolerant behaviour and investigate the perpetrators thoroughly

An Open Letter from the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) to the President of Republic of Indonesia  Mr. Joko Widodo President of the Republic of Indonesia Jl. Veteran No. 16 Jakarta Pusat INDONES...

SRI LANKA: System Change Peramuna launch

A Statement from https://www.systemchange-peramuna.org/ forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission This Sunday, the launch of ‘#System Change Peramuna’ provided a glimmer of hope amidst the nu...

INDONESIA: UN Human Rights Committee highlights serious human rights violations in Indonesia – the Indonesian Government must stop the chain of impunity

(Hong Kong, May 02, 2024)  The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRS) supports the statement of the Commission for the Disappeared and Victims of Violence (KontraS), a famous national non-Governmental ...

SRI LANKA: On the issue of the failure to obtain justice for the victims of the Easter Sunday Massacre on the 21st of April 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AHRC-OLT-002-2024 April 19, 2024 An Open Letter from the Asian Human Rights Commission to Open Letter to H. E. the Cardinal Malcom Ranjith and all the members of the Catholic Bis...

INDONESIA: The legal process for perpetrators of torture is certainly not enough, hence, totally evaluate all apparatus deployments and end the security approach in the land of Papua

An Open Letter from the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) to the President of the Republic of Indonesia  Mr. Joko Widodo President of the Republic of Indonesia Jl. Veteran No. 16 Jakarta Pusat Ind...

PAKISTAN: NEW GOVERNMENT CONTINUES BLOCKING THE INTERNET AND PERSECUTING JOURNALISTS AND ACTIVISTS

A Statement from CIVICUS forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission The CIVICUS Monitor added Pakistan to its watchlist of countries in early March 2024, following the repression against the opp...

INDONESIA: Refuse honour and bring criminal generals to justice

On February 28th, 2024, Indonesian President Joko Widodo awarded the Indonesian Minister of Defense, Mr. Prabowo Subianto the honourary promotion to the rank of General of the Indonesian National Army...

ශ්‍රී ලංකා: තත්කාලීන ලාංකීය සමාජය තුල වදහිසා විරෝධී පනත හා ජීවිතයට ඇති අයිතිය ස්ථානගත කිරීම

1994 දී ලංකාවේනීතිපොතට ඇතුලු වූ වදහිංසා පනත මේවසරේදී අවුරුදු 30ක කාලයක් සන...

SRI LANKA: Truth Without Hurt

An article from Colombo Telegraph forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission By Jayakumar Thangavelu  A Senior Police Officer’s Perspective Of Investigations Into Political Crimes In addressin...

SRI LANKA: Sharing basic documents relating to the issue of Rule under Section 42(2) of the Judicature Act by the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka against Mr. Nagananda Kodituwakku Attorney-at-law on 29th February 2024

Hong Kong, March 07, 2024  As there is a curiosity on the part of many persons and organizations about the Rule issued against Mr Nagananda Kodituwakku Attorney-at-law by the Supreme Court we are sha...

SRI LANKA: AUTHORITIES CONTINUE TO STIFLE PROTESTS, HARASS ACTIVISTS AND PUSH REPRESSIVE LAWS

A Statement from CIVICUS forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission The CIVICUS Monitor in December 2023 downgraded Sri Lanka’s civic space rating to ‘repressed,’ with authorities clampi...

INDONESIA: Shrinking of public space on expression, association and peaceful assembly 

PEACEFUL ASSEMBLY  Discussion at Yogyakarta State University Critics against the Regime Forcibly Dispersed by the Rector          Discussion and gathering that was planned by the students of...