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INDIA: Human rights defender murdered in Uttar Pradesh 

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an appeal from Voice of the People (VoP), Uttar Pradesh, People’s Watch Tamilnadu (PWTN) and People’s Vigilance Com...

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...

PHILIPPINES: Labour rights activist killed in Santa Rosa City 

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding to you an appeal from the National Coalition for the Protection of Workers’ Rights (NCPWR) regarding the murder of Edward Pan...

FORWARDED APPEAL (THAILAND): Labour advocate arrested 

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an urgent appeal from the Holland-based The Clean Clothes Campaign, urging the Thai government to release lawyer Mr. Somyot Pru...

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 HUNGER ALERT (World): Stop Land Grabbing immediately! 

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an appeal from Food First Information and Action Network (FIAN) International and La Via Campesina Emergency Network. Do not su...

FORWARDED APPEAL (India): Human rights defender arrested for organising public hearing on torture in West Bengal 

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an appeal from People’s Watch Tamil Nadu (PWTN) concerning the arrest, detention and subsequent release of a human rights...

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 (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) : 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 (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 (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 (Malaysia): Stop the deportation of 19 Sri Lankan refugees and asylum seekers tomorrow 

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an appeal from Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM) regarding the imminent forced repatriation of 19 asylum seekers and refugees back...

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): 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 (Malaysia): The government is assisting attempts to illegally repatriate Sri Lankan refugees 

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FORWARDED APPEAL (South Korea): Migrant activist arrested 

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to support an appeal from the Migrants’ Trade Union in Seoul, about the arbitrary arrest of a migrant worker. The man has been raisi...

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 ...

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 (Sri Lanka): Four Doctors Released, One Still in Danger 

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an appeal from Amnesty International about the continued detention of a doctor arrested under emergency regulations. He has bee...