Vol. 3 No. 2 – April 2009

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Table of Content

The politics of starvation in Bangladesh
Rater Zonaki

‘Emergency relief’ fails to prevent child starvation in India
Hunger Alert desk, Asian Human Rights Commission

Civil society groups urge President Obama, Congress to
curb food speculation and fight global hunger
FIAN International

Militarization and human rights in South Asia
Basil Fernando

Asia: Human rights defenders and their protection
Human Rights Correspondence School desk, Asian Human Rights

Censorship and cyber-thought crimes in Bangkok and

Awzar Thi

Pakistani judge humiliates teenage rape victim in open

Asian Human Rights Commission

Indonesia’s appalling prison conditions
Christine Tambunan

India: Meeting challenges nationally is a prerequisite for
global leadership
Navanethem Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights