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JAPAN: Textbook approved for use in public schools for disabled

Regarding our earlier urgent appeal (14-05-2001) on the Japanese Ministry of Education¡¦s attempt to rewrite history, we are sending you this update to draw your continuous attention and support.

AHRC Media Release: Australia: High Commissioner Appointee responsible for atrocities

AHRC MEDIA Release  28 June 2001  Australia: High Commissioner Appointee responsible for atrocities  Former detainee under General Perera speaks out  Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is issuin...

AHRC Statement on the UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

(This statement is also available in Chinese and Korean, Please check your attachment)   UNITED NATIONS INTERNATIONAL DAY IN SUPPORT OF VICTIMS OF TORTURE Invest Money to eradicate Torture; Mere ...

UPDATE(JAPAN): Statement on Japan History Text

Following is a statement from a conference to oppose the use of the new History textbook in Japan. The organisations involved in this conference are facing difficulties at home, and need your support ...

UPDATE (AUSTRALIA) : Asylum seekers have accused government of hiding the truth; hunger strike continues

Dear Friends,  We’re sending you following update regarding twenty-two detainees who were arrested and on hunger strike at Port Hedland in Australia.  Asylum seekers have accused Australian go...

JAPAN: Re-writing of history books

We are forwarding you an appeal from 12 Bishops of Japan, who are protesting the revision of history text-books. The newly approved texts give a positive view of Japan’s past, colonial invasion ...

AHRC’s Human Rights Day Statement, December 10, 2000

Statement on Human Rights Day, December 10, 2000 The Asian Human Rights Commission is pleased to witness growing awareness of human rights in Asia this Human Rights Day, December 10, 2000. Regrettably...

UNHCR: The refugee status case of Mr. Muivah

UA 151/00 SAFHR’s Appeal 30 November 2000 THE REFUGEE STATUS CASE OF MR.MUIVAH   We are forwarding this following appeal made by South Asia Forum for Human Rights (SAFHR). This is a very im...

JAPAN: Two anti-whaling activists were illegally detained in Aomori and now face an unjust trial 

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to support and forward an appeal from Greenpeace on the trial of two anti-whaling activists in Aomori, Japan, who both face an 18-month ja...