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SOUTH KOREA: Rights group calls for special review of NHRCK’s status 

Dear friends,   The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an appeal from the NGO’s Collaborative Action to Put the National Human Rights Commission of Korea in its Place (N...

SRI LANKA: JDS calls for urgent release of lankaenews journalist 

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an appeal from Journalists for Democracy in Sri Lanka. Thank you. Urgent Appeals Desk Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) R...

SRI LANKA: Petition against police inaction in Katunayake attack

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an appeal from a group of Sri Lankan Attorneys. Thank you. Urgent Appeals Desk Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) —R...

INDONESIA: Journalist stabbed in Indonesia

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an appeal from Amnesty International about the stabbing of a journalist in Papua Indonesia on March 3, 2011. For more informati...

SOUTH KOREA: Immigration service ordered union leader to leave for his activity 

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an appeal from Migrants Trade Union (MTU) regarding the visa cancellation and deportation order by March 7, 2011 of the preside...

PHILIPPINES: Threats to a key witness and his family for testifying against soldiers involved in the disappearance of six men 

Dear friends,   The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding to you an appeal from the Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA) about the threats on Sgt. Esequias Duyogan a...

SRI LANKA: A website office is attacked 

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding to you a statement issued by Journalists for Democracy in Sri Lanka. For further information, please contact Journalists for Democr...

SRI LANKA: A website office is attacked 

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding to you a statement issued by Journalists for Democracy in Sri Lanka. For further information, please contact Journalists for Democr...

SINGAPORE: High Court upheld Dr. Chee’s conviction for speaking in public without a permit 

Dear friends,   The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding to you an appeal from the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) regarding the affirmation of the High Court of the guilty verdict...

INDIA: Illegal and brutal eviction throws slum dwellers on to the streets in Mumbai 

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding an appeal from the National Alliance of People’s Movements (NAPM) concerning an illegal and forced eviction of slum dwellers ...

PHILIPPINES: Thirty one hospital employees illegally terminated for demanding minimum wage and other rightful benefits 

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding an appeal from a labour union of hospital employees, the Bacolod Our Lady of Mercy Specialty Hospital Employees Union (BOLMSHEU), r...

PHILIPPINES: Petition asking President Aquino to take custody of a falsely charged activist 

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding a petition asking President Benigno Aquino III and his officials to consider taking into their custody Temogen “Cocoy” ...

PHILIPPINES: Harassment of a prominent Muslim human rights defender 

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding to you an appeal from Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP) – Mindanao regarding the harassment of a prominent Musli...

VIETNAM: Arrest and arbitrary detention of four Vietnamese 

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding to you an appeal from the Action by Christians for the Abolition of Torture (ACAT-France) regarding the arrest and arbitrary detent...

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...