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FORWARDED APPEAL (India): Human rights defender arrested for organising public hearing on torture in West Bengal

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an appeal from People’s Watch Tamil Nadu (PWTN) concerning the arrest, detention and subsequent release of a human rights...

FORWARDED APPEAL (Malaysia): Stop the deportation of 19 Sri Lankan refugees and asylum seekers tomorrow

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an appeal from Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM) regarding the imminent forced repatriation of 19 asylum seekers and refugees back...

FORWARDED APPEAL (Malaysia): The government is assisting attempts to illegally repatriate Sri Lankan refugees

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FORWARDED APPEAL (India): Further arrests and ill-treatment of human rights defenders by security forces

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward to you an appeal from the Front Line regarding the case of arrest, detention and suspected torture of  human rights defenders ...

FORWARDED APPEAL (Indonesia): Peaceful activists imprisoned and beaten

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an appeal received by the  Amnesty International group in Reading, England, regarding the sentence of two men involved in a pe...

FORWARDED APPEAL (Philippines): Killing of a peasant leader in Bukidnon

Dr. Chee Soon Juan’s appeal against his conviction for attempting to travel without a permit will be heard tomorrow at the Supreme Court at 10 am before Judge Choo Han Teck. In March 2006, the S...

FORWARDED APPEAL (Hong Kong SAR): 12 charged WTO protesters on hunger strike

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding the statement issued by 12 of the charged WTO protestors, who have begun a hunger strike from 5 January 2006 for an indefinite peri...

FORWARDED APPEAL (Indonesia): Two Indonesian prisoners facing death by firing squad

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding information for your immediate attention regarding the pending execution of two Indonesians in Western Sumatra, Indonesia, after th...

NEPAL: Updates regarding emergency situation on Nepal

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding updates related to the recent Nepal crisis issued on 10 February 2005 by the International Nepal Solidarity Network (INSN), a netwo...

FORWARDED APPEAL (Philippines): More families left homeless after violent demolition in San Juan

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding this appeal from the Center for Trade Union and Human Rights (CTUHR) about the violent demolition of a community of informal settle...

PAKISTAN: Stop violence in the name of religion

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an appeal from Citizens for Democracy (CFD). Citizens for Democracy (CFD) is an umbrella group of professional organizations, p...

PHILIPPINES: Threats to a key witness and his family for testifying against soldiers involved in the disappearance of six men

Dear friends,   The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding to you an appeal from the Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA) about the threats on Sgt. Esequias Duyogan a...

PHILIPPINES: Labour rights activist killed in Santa Rosa City

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding to you an appeal from the National Coalition for the Protection of Workers’ Rights (NCPWR) regarding the murder of Edward Pan...

FORWARDED APPEAL (Philippines): One hundred villagers displaced in Bulacan

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

FORWARDED APPEAL (Philippines): A learning center run by religious groups allegedly torched by military agents in Aurora, Luzon

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding to you an appeal from KARAPATAN (Alliance for the Advancement of People’s Rights), a human rights organization based in Manila. T...

FORWARDED APPEAL (Honduras): Safety fears for threatened human rights defender in Honduras

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding to you an appeal from Amnesty International regarding the safety issue of a human rights defender in Honduras. Threats made against...

FORWARDED APPEAL (Nepal): Human rights groups question the legality of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) of Nepal

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding to you a statement released on 28 May 2005 by 25 human rights organizations in Nepal questioning the legitimacy and legality of the...

BANGLADESH/INDIA: Report on human rights violations by the Indian Border Security Force in the Indo-Bangladesh border

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding a press release issued by Odhikar, a human rights organization in Bangladesh, on 5 February 2005, with regard to human rights viola...