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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: Call for withdrawal of forest and environment clearance to POSCO requiring 1,253 hectare of forest land

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an appeal from the POSCO Pratirodh Sangram Samiti (PPSS). For more information, please contact: Prashant Paikary, Spokesperson,...

SINGAPORE: High Court upheld Dr. Chee’s conviction for speaking in public without a permit

Dear friends,   The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding to you an appeal from the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) regarding the affirmation of the High Court of the guilty verdict...

FORWARDED APPEAL (Singapore): 22-year old to be hanged

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an update from Amnesty International following the failure of the appeal by 22-year-old Malaysian, Yong Vui Kong against a deat...

FORWARDED APPEAL (India) : Stop contaminating environment and health of Dharavi Bhet communities

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an appeal from the Asian Center for the Progress of Peoples (ACPP) – Hotline Asia. SUMMARY: Villagers from indigenous communit...

FORWARDED APPEAL (Thailand): Requesting Urgent Inquiry into Nationality Verification Process for Burmese Migrants

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward on an appeal from the State Enterprise Workers Relations Confederation (SERC), the Human Rights and Development Foundation (HRD...

FORWARDED APPEAL (Malaysia): Violent arrests take place at an Internal Security Act protest rally

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an appeal from SUARAM, a human rights NGO, on a series of violent arrests which have taken place at a rally in Kuala Lumpur, pr...

FORWARDED APPEAL (Malaysia): Assault of detainees by prison wardens; provide further medical treatment

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an appeal update from SUARA RAKYAT MALAYSIA (SUARAM) regarding the assault and medical neglect of detainees by prison wardens i...

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 (Indonesia): Please urge the Government to accede the Rome Statute of the ICC

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding an appeal issued by the Indonesian Association of Families of the Disappeared (IKOHI), the national partner of the Coalition for th...

FORWARDED APPEAL (Japan): On-line petition to seek justice for a man charged with alleged false murder case due to class discrimination

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding to you an on-line petition initiated by the International Movement Against All Forms of Discrimination and Racism (IMADR) in Tokyo,...

FORWARDED APPEAL (Philippines): Political persecution of opposition in the Philippines

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding to you an appeal letter issued by five Congressmen in the Philippines who are currently facing unjust restraint and the threat of a...

FORWARDED APPEAL (Philippines): Displaced villagers in desperate condition in Quezon province, Luzon

Dear friend, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding to you an appeal from the Task Force Detainees of the Philippines – Luzon (TFDP) regarding the massive displacement of villagers in...

SINGAPORE: Urgent intervention required for prisoner on death row

Dear friends, We are forwarding you information we have received from Think Centre in Singapore regarding the death penalty to a Singaporean man who faces imminent execution. Mr Shanmugm Murugesu, a f...

SRI LANKA/ASIA: Tsunami rehabilitation; Statement of the World Forum of Fisher People (WFFP)

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding you a statement issued by the World Forum of Fisher People (WFFP) on 26 January 2005 regarding the tsunami rehabilitation process i...