ASIA: Weekly Roundup, Episode 47

In this week’s episode of the Weekly Roundup , AHRC TV covers the tragic news of the death of Nanda Prasad Adhikari, following a 333-day hunger strike in Nepal. His wife, Ganga Maya, continues her fast, protesting against the Nepal government’s inability to investigate, prosecute, and punish her son’s killers. To learn more about this protest, AHRC TV speaks with Advocate Dinesh Tripathi in Kathmandu.

Next, the programme turns to the dramatic and spontaneous civil disobedience movement in Hong Kong. AHRC TV captures the mood on the occupied streets and catches up with the protestors, many of whom are students hoping to shape a better future for themselves.

The programme ends with the words of Basil Fernando, the Asian Human Rights Commission’s Director for Policy and Programme Development, who argues that the Hong Kong police have common cause with the students.

Lastly, AHRC TV announces an imminent conference in Hong Kong: the 3rd Conference of the Asian Alliance Against Torture and Ill-Treatment, organised jointly by the Asian Human Rights Commission and DIGNITY Institute of Denmark. Beginning 10 October, Asian parliamentarians and activists will attend the four-day conference to discuss the role of elected representatives in fighting torture and transforming defunct justice institutions.

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Document Type : Announcement
Document ID : AHRC-ANM-042-2014
Countries : Asia,
Issues : ALL EPISODES, Democracy, Impunity, Right to life, Rule of law,