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    India: Stop clamp down on NGOs and Repeal FCRA
    11 January 2017

    (Bangkok/Kathmandu, 11 January 2017) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) strongly condemns the systematic crackdown on civil society organisations by abusing provisions of the Foreign Contributions Regulations Act (FCRA, 2010) by the Ministry of Home Affairs of India (MHA), and calls for the immediate withdrawal of all the cancellation orders. A [ Read more ]

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    2017: Moving Forward
    10 January 2017

    The new year begins with new challenges and new hopes for the human rights community in Asia. With the rise of authoritarian tendencies and neo-conservative forces in many countries, these are indeed challenging times for human rights, democracy and development. In many countries, human rights defenders and human rights practitioners are facing multiple challenges from [ Read more ]

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    Laos: On fourth anniversary of enforced disappearance, civil society demands to know: “Where is Sombath Somphone?”
    15 December 2016

    Bangkok, 15 December 2016: On the fourth anniversary of the enforced disappearance of prominent Lao civil society leader Sombath Somphone, we, the undersigned organizations, condemn the Lao PDR government’s ongoing failure to adequately investigate Sombath’s disappearance. We urge the authorities to act to conduct an effective investigation with a view to determining his fate or [ Read more ]

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    Burma/Myanmar: Allow investigation to crisis in Rakhine State
    13 December 2016

    (Bangkok, 13 December 2016) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) expresses deep concern over the reported mass atrocities, killings and displacement of Rohingya community. FORUM-ASIA calls upon the Government of Burma/Myanmar to ensure the protection of the Rohingya people, one of the most marginalised minorities in the country. The Government must [ Read more ]