ASIA: AHRC – Weekly Roundup, Episode 4 

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to announce the launch of its weekly video news bulletin, the Asian Human Rights Commission – Weekly Roundup.

The fourth episode, released today, 4 November 2013, covers an exclusive report on Disappearances in Asia. The report covers extensively on patterns of disappearances in Asia and how, even in states where democracy is brought back after years of peoples’ struggles, in which thousands have disappeared the newly formed governments undermine the call for accountability on past disappearances. The International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances is observed on 30 August.

Mr. Md. Ashrafuzzaman of the AHRC speaks about the new law against torture, criminalised in Bangladesh.

The bulletin also covers issues like the upcoming elections in Nepal, the Global Gender Gap Report as well as execution of persons of Baloch ethnic origin in Iran.

The bulletin can be watched online at

The AHRC welcomes human rights news feeds to be considered for the weekly news bulletin, and suggestions to improve the news channel.

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Document Type : Announcement
Document ID : AHRC-ANM-007-2013
Countries : Asia,
Issues : ALL EPISODES, Democracy, Judicial system, Rule of law, Torture,