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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...

SINGAPORE: Urgent intervention required for prisoner on death row 

Dear friends, We are forwarding you information we have received from Think Centre in Singapore regarding the death penalty to a Singaporean man who faces imminent execution. Mr Shanmugm Murugesu, a f...

NEPAL: UN Commission on Human Rights adopts resolution on Nepal 

Dear friends, We are forwarding you the resolution on Nepal adopted by the Sixty-first Session of the UN Commission on Human Rights in Geneva.  In the past few months many persons have been much conc...

Philippines: Illegal arrest and detention, torture, sexual abuse and inhuman treatment of a 60-year old female political detainee 

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding to you information from the Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP) regarding the serious case of illegal arrest and detenti...

PHILIPPINES: Displaced civilians in depressed and harsh situation as a result of continuous fighting in Jolo, Sulu 

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding the mission report prepared by various peace groups in Mindanao, Philippines, urging the Government of Philippines to take immediat...

INDONESIA/ACEH: Extrajudicial killings of Aceh civilians by TNI troops 

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding an urgent appeal issued by the Acheh Human Rights Online, with regard to extrajudicial killings of Aceh civilians by the Indonesian...

NEPAL: Protesting the attempt by the King’s regime to dismantle human rights mechanisms 

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward a statement issued by three individuals and 16 human rights organisations in Nepal, with regard to the King’s efforts to ...

NEPAL: The Unacceptable Prohibition of Freedom of Movement of Human Rights Defender 

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward a statement issued by a group of human rights organisations in Nepal, with regard to the unacceptable prohibition of freedom of...

NEPAL: A joint statement by 14 local and international NGOs on the present situation in Nepal 

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding a statement adopted by 14 local, regional and international human rights bodies and academic institutions, including the AHRC, who ...

PHILIPPINES: Three people killed and three others wounded by military forces in Matan-ao, Davao del Sur, Mindanao 

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding an appeal from the Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP), Mindanao, about the killing of three people and the wounding of ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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: A hundred women and children evicted from a night shelter in New Delhi, India 

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding information from the Coordination Office of the Housing and Land Rights Network of Habitat International Coalition (HIC-HLRN) rega...

MALDIVES: Incommunicado detention and fear of torture on civilians in Maldives 

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding information from Amnesty International about the arbitrary arrest and incommunicado detention of people who participated pro-democr...

INDIA: Manipur state government closing down independent media and civic organizations 

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is very concerned by the rapidly deteriorating human rights situation in Manipur, Assam where numerous human rights groups and non-governmental o...

PHILIPPINES: Military operations lead to torture and death of innocent civilians 

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding information from the Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP), a human rights non-governmental organization in the Philippine...

PHILIPPINES: Three persons killed and one person wounded by the elements of the 60th Infantry Battalion in in Laak, Compostela Valley Province 

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding information from the Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP)-Mindanaw, a human rights non-governmental organization in the P...