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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...

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...

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) ...

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: 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...