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The tsunamis’ aftermath: Need for urgent responses

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) shares the grief of those faced with one of the worst natural catastrophes of recent times by way of the tsunamis that devastated several countries such as Ind...

UPDATE (Indonesia): 19 protesters still being detained while no action taken against the police officers responsible for the Bojong shooting

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received updated information regarding the Bojong shooting in Indonesia, where police officers opened fire at demonstrators. The AHRC is conc...

INDONESIA: Police Officers shot live bullets to the protesters in Bojong Village, Kelapanunggal District

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information that six persons have been seriously injured with a number of women and children receiving minor injuries in Bojong Vill...

Collapsed rule of law buries the foundations of human rights: The AHRC International Human Rights Day Statement 2004

As we commemorate International Human Rights Day on December 10, 2004, the state of human rights in most countries of Asia is very bleak. Without serious efforts to defend these principles, life in a ...

INDONESIA: The family receives death threats for demanding an impartial inquiry into the death of Munir

Dear friends, It has come to the attention of the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) that the family of Indonesian human rights activist Munir (38), who died of arsenic poisoning aboard a plane flig...

SRI LANKA: A man tortured and prosecuted with false charges by the Samanalaweva Police Post

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information that a man named Heeralu Mohottalalage Punchi Banda (39) was illegally arrested and tortured by the Sub Inspector (S.I.)...

ASIA: Centrality of rule of law

On 21 September 2004 Kofi Annan, Secretary General of the United Nations, addressed the General Assembly emphasising the primacy of the rule of law over all other factors governing global affairs, be ...

INDONESIA: Protest letter of International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) to the President Megawati Soekarnoputri

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding the protest letter of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) to the President of Indonesia Government, Megawati Soekarno...

PAKISTAN: A young woman killed by her husband on the pretext of honour killing

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information that a 30-year-old woman named Ms. Hidayat was allegedly killed by her husband, Mr. Momin Ali Mahar in Dal village, Lak...

UPDATE (INDONESIA): 5,900 more people evicted in Jarkarta 

Dear friends The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received updated information from The Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions (COHRE) and the Asian Coalition for Housing Rights (ACHR) regardi...

INDONESIA: Mass-eviction of urban poor continuing in Jakarta

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding joint-appeal of the Center on Housing Rights and Evictions (COHRE) and the Asian Coalition for Housing Rights (ACHR) regarding the ...

INDONESIA/ACEH: The Military Court released 12 soldiers from torture charges 

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has learned that the Lhokseumawe Military Court in Aceh released 12 soldiers from Infantry Battalion (Yonif) 301, who had tortured the civilians,...

INDONESIA: Time for a new Indonesian history

Thirty-eight years since the events that propelled General Suharto to power, and five years since his downfall, Indonesians are still subjected to a version of history conceived and propagated by the ...

ACEH: Update on situation

Dear Friends We refer you to the Press Release below on the disastrous situation in Aceh, forwarded by OMCT: PRESS RELEASE Geneva, July 2nd, 2003 The International Secretariat of the World Organisatio...

ACHEH: Minister’s Press Statement and EU Resolution 5 June 2003

Dear Friends, Below is a Press Statement from the Prime Minister’s office, Aceh, 21st June 2003 regarding the European Parliament Resolution (also below) adopted on 5 June 2003 regarding the si...

INDONESIA/ACEH: Stop military repression; Provide full access to humanitarian and human rights agencies

The ongoing military operation by the Indonesian government against the Free Aceh Movement (GAM) raises great concern. The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received increasing number of reliab...

ACEH: 507 Schools burned down in a month — Asian Human Rights Commission

ACEH: Genocide? ——————————————————————- ACEH: 507 Schools burned dow...

INDONESIA: Attacks on Human Rights Defenders Reaching Crisis Point 

INDONESIA: attacks on human rights defenders reaching crisis point ———————————————————...

INDONESIA: Human Rights Activists Abducted and Killed

Dear Friends The two cases below are viewed in the larger context of the deterioration of the situation for human rights activists, humanitarian workers and civil society at large. PBI (Peace Brigades...

UPDATE (INDONESIA): Renewed attack on Komnas HAM to stop 1965 inquiry 

Dear Friends On the 20th of May, 1,000 civilian militias arrived at the headquarters of the National Human Rights Commission of Indonesia (Komnas HAM) to threaten violence if the investigation into th...