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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...

PHILIPPINES: Forcible disappearance of a young man in Davao City 

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...

BANGLADESH: Two human rights activists are held incommunicado and are at risk of torture

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information from Amnesty International (AI) that Dr Qazi Faruque Ahmed and David William Biswas, the president and vice-president of...

Crackdown on protests: exclusion of students’ rights in the education law

Noreen, intern, Asian Human Rights Commission; Danilo Reyes, editor, article 2 Before the riot police’s crackdown on the student protesters marching some 500 kilometers from Mandalay to Yangon on 2...

PHILIPPINES: Carrying out of President Macapagal Arroyo’s instructions on investigations into extrajudicial killings will take over 14 years

That the Philippines police task force (Usig) should resolve at least ten cases of alleged extrajudicial killings within ten weeks was the statement reported to have been made by President Gloria Maca...