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FORWARDED APPEAL(Burma): Appeal to China to take action on Burma

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding an appeal that was posted on Thailand news site Prachatai, asking the government of China to use its leverage to bring reconciliati...

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 ...

FORWARDED APPEAL (South Korea): Denial of refugee status for Burmese nine

Dear friends, Please find below a statement issued by a group of Korean non-governmental organisations regarding nine Burmese National League for Democracy (NLD) members, whose refugee applications ha...

NEPAL: Latest information regarding emergency situation on Nepal

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding two statements separately issued by the human rights activists and organizations of the civil society and Gagan Kumar Thapa, former...

PHILIPPINES: A farmer advocating for land reform killed

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding to you an appeal from the Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP) about the killing of Moises Fuentes, a farmer advocating f...

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 (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 ...

FORWARDED APPEAL (Indonesia): Alleged unlawful arrest of an activist

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an appeal regarding the arrest of Mr. Muhammad Rusdi, a farmer in Karang Mendapo village who has been actively involved in camp...

WORLD: Please intervene in the attempt to remove UN Special Procedure mandate holders

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an appeal received from Amnesty International regarding the draft decision by some governments to remove UN Special Procedure m...

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 from  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...

SRI LANKA: A website office is attacked

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding to you a statement issued by Journalists for Democracy in Sri Lanka. For further information, please contact Journalists for Democr...

FORWARDED HUNGER ALERT (India): Safeguard Agrarian Sector and Rich Biodiversity

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an appeal from the Asian Centre for the Progress of People (ACPP) – Hotline Asia. SUMMARY: Although the commercial introductio...

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) ...