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FORWARDED APPEAL (Malaysia): Stop the arrest and deportation of recognized refugees 

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an appeal from SUARA RAKYAT MALAYSIA (SUARAM) on the continued arrest and detention of refugees recognized by the United Nation...

FORWARDED APPEAL (India): Arrest of a prominent human rights activist over oppressive laws 

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding to you this information below regarding the arrest and subsequent detention of a prominent human rights activist, Dr. Binayak Sen. ...

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 (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...

SRI LANKA: A state against minorities 

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received the following appeal from a solidarity group in Sri Lanka. If you have any questions about this appeal please feel free to contact t...

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...

SRI LANKA: An appeal against infringement of university autonomy 

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding to you an appeal from the Transcurrents about their opposition to a directive issued by the Ministry of Higher Education of Sri Lan...

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 (India): Alleged assault on a Member of Legislative Assembly of Dalit Panthers at Cuddalore 

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarded this Urgent Appeal on behalf of People’s Watch– Tamil Nadu regarding an alleged assault on a Member of the Legislative Assem...

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...

FORWARDED APPEAL (Pakistan): Appeal to President Zardari to comply with his promises for ensuring the release of Dr. Afia Siddiqui 

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an appeal from Aafia Movement regarding Dr. Aafia Siddiqui’s Upcoming appeal process, the role of the government, and the...

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 (Sri Lanka): Online petition to UN for appointment of Special Representative 

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding to you an on-line petition initiated by a group of concerned Sri Lanka expatriates in Australia, calling for the appointment of a S...

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...

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...

FORWARDED APPEAL (India): State police assault and detain Narmada Bachao Andolan activists in Khandwa 

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an appeal from the Narmada Bachao Andolan. On 29 October, the evictees of the Narmada Dam Project started a two-day protest me...

FORWARDED APPEAL (Sri Lanka): Abduction of Children’s Home Director of Tamil Rehabilitation Organization (TRO) 

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding to you an urgent action alert issued by the Tamil Rehabilation Organization (TRO) regarding abduction of its Children’s Home ...

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...

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...

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 ...