ASIA: Weekly Roundup, Episode 33

Today, on 26 June, the United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, AHRC TV releases the 33rd episode of Human Rights Asia Weekly Roundup.

On this occasion, which honours torture survivors across the world, AHRC TV details the endemic and routine nature of torture in Asia. In particular, the episode focuses on torture in relation to criminal justice institutions. In numerous Asian countries, which have not modernised and humanised policing, tortureis treated as a credible method of crime “investigation”.

Police and military officers across Asia use brutal torture methods against the poor sections of society due to corruption, and as a means of intimidation and social control.

AHRC TV interviews human rights defenders from the Philippines, Bangladesh, Indonesia and India to provide a detailed snapshot on the state of torture in a variety of jurisdictions in Asia. Two 9-year-old boys tell us about being beaten up by police in Nepal. We also hear from Basil Fernando, who provides a broad overview of the situation in Asia.

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Document Type : Announcement
Document ID : AHRC-ANM-026-2014
Countries : Asia,
Issues : ALL EPISODES, Corruption, Human rights defenders, Judicial system, Military, Torture,