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SRI LANKA: Nandini Sriyalatha Herat’s Complaint of Torture is to be Investigated by CID

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is happy to learn that The Prosecution of Torture Perpetrators Unit of the Attorney General’s Department has forwarded the information provided by AHRC o...

SRI LANKA: A Young Man Under Life-Support System After Tortured by Eight Police Officers

Victim: Waragodamudalige Gerald Mervin Perera (39)  AHRC is alarmed by the torture of Waragodamudalige Gerald Mervin Perera, 39, father of 2 children, by eight police officers at the Wattala Police S...

INDIA: 26th Day of Hunger Strike by Fr. Pallath J. Joseph in India; AHRC Calls for Action to Save the Life of a Jesuit Priest

As the hunger strike of Fr. Pallath J. Joseph now enters its 26th day, the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) calls for vigils to be held before all Jesuit houses all over the world urging the Jesui...

SRI LANKA: Reports of Criminals in Sri Lankan Police Stations Working as Police Officers

The Asian Human Rights Commission wrote to Mr. John Amaratunga, Minister of Interior Ministry of Interior, Colombo, Sri Lanka today (3rd June 2002) on persons who are alleged criminals who continue to...

AHRC Media Release: Australia: High Commissioner Appointee responsible for atrocities

AHRC MEDIA Release  28 June 2001  Australia: High Commissioner Appointee responsible for atrocities  Former detainee under General Perera speaks out  Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is issuin...