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AHRC TV: Police in Philippines shoot dead 14 farmers and other stories in JUST ASIA, Episode 254

This week Just Asia begins with the Philippines, where police shot dead 14 farmers in Negros island on Sunday. While rights groups called this a ‘massacre’, authorities said it was a legitimate op...

THAILAND: Election did not meet the international standards

International Election Observation Mission (IEOM) to the Kingdom of Thailand’s 2019 General Election INTERIM REPORT IEOM Profile ANFREL’s International Election Observation Mission (IEOM) to the 2...

AHRC TV: Pakistan Supreme Court upholds Asia Bibi acquittal and other stories in JUST ASIA, Episode 246

This week Just Asia begins with Pakistan, where the Supreme Court has rejected a challenge to the acquittal of Asia Bibi on blasphemy charges. After repealing her conviction and death sentence last Oc...

AHRC TV: Philippines lowers criminal responsibility to 9 years and other stories in JUST ASIA, Episode 245

This week Just Asia begins with the Philippines, where rights groups and opposition lawmakers have condemned a bill lowering the minimum age of criminal responsibility from 15 to 9 years old. The bill...

AHRC TV: Protests as Pakistan’s Asia Bibi acquitted of blasphemy and other stories in JUST ASIA, Episode 241

This week Just Asia begins with Pakistan, where the overruling of Asia Bibi’s blasphemy conviction and death sentence last week has mired the country in protests. To end the protests, the government...

THAILAND: Reporter charged with sedition and computer-related crime; Five students and academics summoned for organizing an international conference

Khaosod reporter Pravit Rojanaphruk charged with sedition and computer-related crime On 8 August 2017, Mr Pravit Rojanaphruk, senior reporter at Khaosod English, reported to the Technology Crime Suppr...

THAILAND: Supreme Court petitioned as trafficking victims denied access to lawyer

A Press ReleasefromHuman Rights and Development Foundation (HRDF) forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) (19 January 2017) In pursuance to the rescue of 15 migrant workers from Cambodia...

THAILAND: Cout to hear request of revoking activist’s bail in lese majeste case

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received updated information regarding the on-going judicial harassment of student activist Jatupat Boonphattaraksa in Thailand. According to Thai Lawy...

THAILAND: Third arrest for 71-year- old writer under lèse majesté offence

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received updated information regarding the latest limitation of freedom of opinion and expression in Thailand.  According to Thai Lawyers for Human Rights...

THAILAND: Young activist charged with lèse majesté offense after sharing news article

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information that the military in Khon Kaen province, northeastern Thailand, filed a new legal action against Mr. Jatupat Boonpattara...

THAILAND: Military regime must go

A Statement by the Asian Human Rights Commission on the occasion of Human Rights Day The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to draw attention to the situation in Thailand on this momentous da...

THAILAND: Let the Salween flow freely

We, the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC), the Peoples’ Network of Salween River, the Hatgyi dam affected communities, and the Foundation for environment and natural resources demand the Salween ...

THAILAND: Drop all charges before trial against two student activists

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received updated information regarding two student activists who have been arrested in Chaiyaphum province, north eastern Thailand, for distr...

THAILAND: Lawyer Sirikan ‘June’ Charoensiri Faces Ongoing Judicial Harassment

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an appeal from Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR). For more information, please contact:  Thai Lawyers for Human Rights  10...

THAILAND: Three Human Rights Defenders acknowledge charges due to publishing Torture Report

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received updated information regarding on-going judicial harassment of three human rights defenders who support and protect torture victims ...

THAILAND: Parents of suspect who died in custody to sue police for damages

(Released on 5 November 2016) parents of Mr. Anan Kerdkaew, a suspect who died in police custody while being interrogated, shall file a charge against the Royal Thai Police with the South Bangkok Civi...

THAILAND: Sirikan denied all charges relating to her performance as “Lawyer”

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received updated information regarding the ongoing judicial harassment of Ms. Sirikan Charoensiri. She is a human rights lawyer and legal and...

THAILAND: Police torture case in Prachuap Khiri Khan needs investigation and progress

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received updated information regarding two juvenile suspects tortured by police in Prachuap Khiri Khan Province, Thailand. According to the C...

THAILAND: Ongoing Judicial Harassment Against Human Rights Lawyer “Sirikan Charoensiri”

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received updated information regarding judicial harassment against human rights lawyer Ms. Sirikan Charoensiri. The AHRC wishes to note that ...

THAILAND: Human Rights Defenders under Thailand’s military regime

An article from Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission Since the 22 May 2014 coup staged by the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), the currently ...