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FORWARDED APPEAL (Bangladesh): Legal action against one human rights advocate due to his work on illegal demolition of one Hindu temple by the armed forces

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding an urgent appeal issued by the Human Rights Congress for Banglaesh Minorities (HRCBM) regarding the legal action against its Dhaka ...

FORWARDED APPEAL (Philippines): Farmers facing fabricated charges and possible eviction from their land

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding to you an appeal from Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP)-Luzon, a human rights organisation based in Quezon City, Metro...

FORWARDED APPEAL (Hong Kong SAR): Please send a letter to the Chief Executive to release 14 anti-WTO protesters

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission is forwarding an appeal issued by the Hong Kong People’s Alliance (HKPA) on 20 December 2005 regarding the arrest and detention of the protesters ...

FORWARDED APPEAL (Philippines): Another labor leader killed in Calamba City, Luzon

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding to you an appeal fromĀ  human rights organization KARAPATAN (Alliance for the Advancement of People’s Rights)-National Office...

FORWARDED APPEAL (Pakistan): Arrest of human rights defenders in Pakistan

Dear friends, Please see below a letter sent by a group of organisations in Thailand to the President of Pakistan, General Pervez Musharraf, regarding the arrest of human rights defenders during a rec...

CAMBODIA: A lawyer has been charged with aiding the escape of his client who is an opposition party activist

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an appeal from Cambodia Centre for Human Rights regarding charging a lawyer with aiding the escape of a client, who is an oppos...

PHILIPPINES: Twenty six workers and union leaders illegally dismissed in Negros

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding to you an appeal about the illegal dismissal of 26 workers and union leaders of a retail company when union leaders successfully wo...

SOUTH KOREA: Rights group calls for special review of NHRCK’s status

Dear friends,   The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an appeal from the NGO’s Collaborative Action to Put the National Human Rights Commission of Korea in its Place (N...

PHILIPPINES: Harassment of a prominent Muslim human rights defender

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding to you an appeal from Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP) – Mindanao regarding the harassment of a prominent Musli...

FORWARDED APPEAL (Sri Lanka): Disappearance of Mr. Pattani Razeek, Executive Committee Member of FORUM-ASIA

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an appeal from FORUM ASIA concerning the disappearance of a human rights defender and member of the Community Trust Fund (CFT) ...

FORWARDED APPEAL (Singapore/Malaysia): Appeal for clemency for a man convicted to death

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding to you this appeal from the Amnesty International (AI) regarding the case of a man, Yong Vui Kong, who was sentenced to death for d...

FORWARDED APPEAL (India): Land entitlement of Adivasis in Aralam Farm is denied

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an appeal from Asian Center for the Progress of Peoples (ACPP) regarding the situation of landless tribes in Kerala state. In s...

FORWARDED APPEAL (Thailand): Comment in Accordance with Article 23 of the ILO Constitution on the Royal Thai Government’s Failure to Observe the Equality of Treatment (Accident Compensation) Convention 1925 (C-19)

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward to you the following urgent appeal from The State Enterprise Workers Relations Confederation (SERC) to urge ILO International L...

FORWARDED APPEAL (Sri Lanka): Fear for safety: J.C. Weliamuna, human rights lawyer and His Family

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding an appeal received from Amnesty International regarding a grenade attack on a human rights lawyer who is the director of Transparen...

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...

FORWARDED APPEAL (Sri Lanka): Unconstitutional appointments to the Human Rights Commission

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding to you a statement issued by Transparency International Sri Lanka regarding the unconstitutional appointment of persons to the Huma...

FORWARDED APPEAL (South Korea): Police adopt violence to suppress a peaceful demonstration in Korea

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding to you an appeal letter issued by Sarangbang Group for Human Rights, a human rights organisation based in Seoul. On 15 March 2006, ...

INDONESIA: 37 peasants wounded by a police shooting during a gathering in Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding a press release to you issued by La Via Campesina (International farmers movement), regarding the police’s crack down on a pe...

SRI LANKA: Recently declared emergency may cause the increase of offences by the security forces

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding a statement issued by Civil Rights Movement (CRM) of Sri Lanka on 13 January 2005, regarding the emergency (namely Part II of the P...

INDIA: Maheshwar dam evictees urgently require your support

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an appeal from the Narmada Bachao Andolan concerning the failure to rehabilitate families who have been evicted for the constru...