From our members

From Our Member Odhikar, Bangladesh – Statement: Quota Reform Movement: Immediately arrest the Chhatra League perpetrators; reform the quota!
5 July 2018 3:54 pm

3 July 2018 Quota Reform Movement: Immediately arrest the Chhatra League perpatrators; reform the quota! Odhikar would like to express its immense concern and condemnation regarding the horrific attacks by the Chhatra League leaders have unleashed on students protesting for the reformation of the quota on government jobs, since 30 June 2018; along with the [ Read more ]

From Our Member Odhikar, Bangladesh – Half-yearly Human Rights Monitoring Report
2 July 2018 3:16 pm

FORUM-ASIA member Odhikar of Bangladesh has published its half-yearly human rights monitoring report. The report looks at the human rights situation in Bangladesh for the period between January 2018 and June 2018, with focus on: State Repression and Impunity; Public Lynching; ‘Extremism’; Dysfunctional State Institutions; Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Media; Workers’ Rights; [ Read more ]

From Our Member MASUM, India – Press Statement on International Day for Victims of Torture
28 June 2018 10:44 am

26 June 2018 Banglar Manabadhikar Suraksha Mancha (MASUM) observed International Day for Victims of Torture at Kolkata Press Club. To commemorate the day MASUM organized a civil society and media interface from 2.00 PM to 4.00 PM where renowned human rights protagonists; Dr. Binayak Sen and Ms. Miratun Nahar were speakers. The interface started with [ Read more ]

From Our Member People’s Watch, India – Press Release: Condemn the arrest of lawyer and human rights defender S. Vanchinathan
26 June 2018 4:02 pm

People’s Watch condemns the midnight arrest of Mr. S. Vanchinathan, Advocate, Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court and State organizer of the Human Rights Protection Council as well as one of the Members of the Save MKU Movement at the Chennai airport as he was returning from Delhi after ensuring that the stay petition [ Read more ]

From our members Covenants Watch and Taiwan Association for Human Rights, Taiwan – Joint NGO Letter to Presidents Tusk and Juncker – EU-China Summit
13 June 2018 11:13 am

June 13, 2018 Mr. Donald Tusk President of the European Council Rue de la Loi 175 1048 Brussels Mr. Jean-Claude Juncker President of the European Commission Rue de la Loi 200 1049 Brussels Re: 2018 EU-China Summit Dear President Tusk and President Juncker, Several of our organizations last wrote to you in May 2017, ahead [ Read more ]

From Our Member MASUM, India – Human Rights Report (May 2018)
5 June 2018 11:31 am

FORUM-ASIA member from India, Banglar Manabadhikar Surakksha Mancha (MASUM) published its monthly human rights report for May 2018. MASUM made 11 complaints before the relevant authorities and human rights institutions; especially National Human Rights Commission during the month of May 2018. During the period, seven replies and one update have been made to National Human [ Read more ]

From Our Member Odhikar, Bangladesh – Human Rights Monitor Report (May 2018)
11:22 am

FORUM-ASIA member from Bangladesh, Odhikar, published its monthly human rights monitor report. The June 2018 report focuses on the following: Election, Political Violence and Criminalisation Hindrance to freedom of assembly Extrajudicial killings Public lynching and death in jail Political suppression and torture in remand Enforced disappearances Freedom of the media Repressive laws Allegations of widespread [ Read more ]

From Our Member Korean House for International Solidarity, South Korea – Joint Statement: President Duterte must stop the extra-judicial killings and repression against the Philippines civil society
4 June 2018 11:37 am

President Duterte must stop the extra-judicial killings and repression against the Philippines civil society. Korean government must purse New Southern Policy(NSP) based on the principles of democracy and human rights. Korea NGO’s stance on the visit to Republic of Korea by President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte who ignores democracy and human rights. 4 June [ Read more ]

From Our Member Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK), Bangladesh – Anti-drug Drive Kills 119 in ‘Gunfights’
31 May 2018 2:02 pm

Anti-drug Drive Kills 119 in ‘Gunfights’ ASK Expresses Grave Concern [31 May, Dhaka] In line with government’s ‘zero tolerance’ policy, the joint force of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) and Police is carrying out an ‘anti-drug’ drive all over the country. In this drive, within 15 days, 119 people succumbed to death due to the so [ Read more ]

From Our Member Human Rights Commission of Pakistan – Press Release: Vandalism at Ahmadi worship place unacceptable
28 May 2018 11:20 am

  Lahore, 25 May 2018. The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has noted with grave concern the recent demolition of an Ahmadiyya place of worship in Sialkot as well as a house of historical significance to the community. According to a press release issued by the Jamaat-i-Ahmadiyya spokesperson, up to 35 Municipal Committee personnel [ Read more ]