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INDONESIA: ‘Genosida yang diabaikan’ – peluncuran laporan tentang rangkaian pelanggaran HAM di Papua tahun 1977 – 1978

UNTUK DITERBITKAN SEGERA (Hong Kong/Wuppertal, Kamis, 24 Oktober 2013) Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) dan Human Rights and Peace for Papua (ICP) meluncurkan sebuah laporan mengenai pelanggaran h...

INDONESIA: ‘The Neglected Genocide’ – a report detailing series of abuses in 1977–1978 in Papua is launched

Indonesian (Hong Kong/Wuppertal, Thursday, 24 October 2013) The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) and Human Rights and Peace for Papua (ICP) are launching a report on the human rights abuses that t...

INDONESIA: Perjuangan kakak korban penyiksaan berlanjut pasca putusan PT Banten

UNTUK DITERBITKAN SEGERA SIARAN PERS AHRC-PRL-016-2013-ID (Hong Kong, 8 Oktober 2013) Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) telah merilis videowawancara dengan Yeni, kerabat dari Yusli yang disiksa ...

INDONESIA: Struggle of a torture victim’s sister continues following unjust High Court’s judgments

(Hong Kong, October 08, 2013) The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has released the video of an interview with Yeni, a relative of Yusli who was physically assaulted and shot to death by three...

PHILIPPINES: Daughter of rearrested and falsely charged torture victim writes about her ailing father

(Hong Kong, September 6, 2013) Sylvia Patricia Sarmiento, daughter of torture victim Aristedes Sarmiento, writes about her father, and how she and her family, have struggled because of her father̵...

INDIA: Prime Minister must save RTI Act from amendments

(Hong Kong, July 31, 2012) The Asian Human Rights Commission fully endorses the following petition issued by the National Campaign for People’s Right to Information (NCPRI) India. Online petitio...

INDIA: Supreme Court’s scathing report against the government on encounter killings in Manipur

(Hong Kong, 19 July, 2013) “If one innocent person is killed by [the] police or other security forces in a fake encounter, it creates tremendous upsurge of hatred…people always accurately know...

INDONESIA: Special report on practice of torture in Indonesia released

(Hong Kong/Padang, Indonesia, June 26, 2013) To mark the UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, the Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) released an advance version of its special report...

PAKISTAN: Anti-torture day will be observed in Karachi, Lahore and other parts of the country

The UN International Day in Support of Torture Victims will be observed in Pakistan with a pledge to struggle to eliminate torture from society. Two seminars will be held on this occasion, as well as ...

HONG KONG/PHILIPPINES: Daughter of falsely charged activists to speak on fabrication of charges at a forum

(Hong Kong, May 29, 2013) Twenty-three year old Nicolette ‘Nikki” Gamara, whose parents have been laid with fabricated charges, will speak at a public forum tomorrow, May 30 from 7–9...

BURMA: Act on courts, police covering up child rape-AHRC

(Hong Kong, May 8, 2013) The Asian Human Rights Commission on Wednesday condemned ongoing efforts by the courts and police in Burma to thwart prosecution of an influential person accused of abduction ...

INDIA: Only a comprehensive food security law can eradicate hunger in India, not this piecemeal bill

(Hong Kong, May 06, 2013) The Asian Human Rights Commission endorses the following Press Note issued by the Right to Food Campaign. The AHRC urges the government of India to amend the food security bi...

BURMA: Lawyers’ report on Letpadaung released in English

(Hong Kong, April 10, 2013) A Burma-based lawyers group has released its findings on the Letpadaung land struggle in English. The 39-page illustrated report was submitted by the Lawyers Network (Myanm...

WORLD: Asia’s Unknown Uprisings by George Katsiaficas

Asia’s Unknown Uprisings by George Katsiaficas ISBN: 978-1-60486-488-5 (Published by PM Press 2013) (Hong Kong, March 19, 2013) The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to announce the re...

INDONESIA: Korban penyiksaan di Papua bicara mengenai kekerasan yang dilakukan polisi

(Hong Kong/Jakarta, February 22, 2013) Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) telah merilis video interview dengan dua warga Papua yang telah menjadi korban penyiksaan oleh oknum aparat Polri. Video ter...

INDONESIA: Torture victims in Papua speak out on how the police had ill-treated them

(Hong Kong/Jakarta, February 22, 2013) The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has released the video of interview with two Papuans who were tortured by the Indonesian Police. The video is available ...

PAKISTAN: Withdraw blasphemy charges against Sherry Rehman – the country’s latest ambassador to the USA

(Hong Kong, 25 January 2013) The Supreme Court of Pakistan, in its effort to gain popularity with the fundamentalists, has admitted a petition filed against Islamabad’s ambassador to the United ...

THAILAND: Arbitrary detention of a human rights defender and continued removal of constitutional protections

On December 19, 2012, the Criminal Court in Bangkok was scheduled to deliver the verdict in the case of Somyot Prueksakasemsuk, who has been charged under Article 112 of the Criminal Code.  The readi...

BURMA: Dossier of cases from Kachin State released

(Hong Kong, January21, 2013) The Asian Human Rights Commission on Monday released a special dossier of recent cases of arrest, detention, torture and extortion carried out by Burma military and police...

HONG KONG/SRI LANKA: HK migrants, rights groups protest execution of Rizana Nafeek

(Hong Kong, January 18, 2013) Dozens of Hong Kong-based migrant workers, including Sri Lankans; migrant and human rights groups, protested today the execution of Rizana Nafeek, a Sri Lankan maid, in S...