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From Our Members People’s Watch, India – Press Release: Call for Order of Immediate Closure of Sterlite Copper Smelter Plants
23 May 2018 11:46 am

People’s Watch calls for the order of immediate closure of Sterlite Copper Smelter Plant No. 1 and for the stoppage of construction at the Copper Smelter Plant No.2, by the Chief Minister Edappadi Palanisamy. People’s Watch would like to highlight that the Chief Minister’s inaction during the 100 day protest and his gross negligence during [ Read more ]

From Our Members YLBHI and LBH Jakarta – Press Release: Unfair Trial In Pandeglang Results In 5 Years Imprisonment For Alnoldy Bahari
8 May 2018 3:54 pm

UNFAIR TRIAL IN PANDEGLANG RESULTED IN 5 YEARS IMPRISONMENT FOR ALNOLDY BAHARI Alnoldy Bahari was prosecuted after his Facebook statuses were screen-captured and disseminated amongst locals. One of his status said “I witness that there is no God but Allah, If you have not seen Allah then you are a fake witness”, while the rests [ Read more ]

From Our Members in India – Press Release: Consultation on Justice for Victims of Mass Atrocities
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Consultation on Justice for Victims of Mass Atrocities Imphal 5-6 May 2018 We, the undersigned human rights defenders, having met for two days in Imphal, Manipur have reached the following conclusions: 1.  We express our unequivocal support to, and solidarity with, the efforts of Manipur civil society, in particular, the Extrajudicial Executions Victims Families Association [ Read more ]

From Our Member MASUM, India – Human Rights Report (April 2018)
3 May 2018 2:25 pm

FORUM-ASIA member from India, Banglar Manabadhikar Surakksha Mancha (MASUM) published its monthly human rights report for April 2018. MASUM made 26 complaints before the relevant authorities and human rights institutions; especially National Human Rights Commission during the month of April 2018, during the period 12 replies and 2 updates have been made to National Human [ Read more ]

From Our Member Law & Society Trust, Sri Lanka – Report: A Snapshot of the Criminal Justice System: Building a Picture Through Sexual Violence Cases in the Court of Appeal
2 May 2018 3:44 pm

The Law & Society Trust, Sri Lanka is pleased to publish “A Snapshot of the Criminal Justice System: Building a Picture Through Sexual Violence Cases in the Court of Appeal” by Shenali De Silva. In the current environment of transitional justice in Sri Lanka, there is an inevitable focus on considering the criminal justice system [ Read more ]

From Ruki Fernando of Our Member INFORM Human Rights Documentation Centre, Sri Lanka – Story: Iranaitheevu: a community reclaims their island home from the Navy
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Ruki Fernando of our member INFORM Human Rights Documentation Centre recently followed a community from the Iranaitheevu twin islands in Sri Lanka which was trying to reclaim their island home from the Navy. He recounts his journey: On the morning of April 23, 2018, about 300 people from the Iranaitheevu twin islands decided to sail there [ Read more ]

From Our Member Odhikar, Bangladesh – Human Rights Monitor Report (April 2018)
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FORUM-ASIA member from Bangladesh, Odhikar, published its monthly human rights monitor report. The April 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 Bytes for All, Pakistan – Publication: Dangers of Digital Surveillance
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Pakistan legitimised digital surveillance by broadening the scope of existing legal framework and enacting new disproportionate laws, including the Investigation for Fair Trial Act 2013 and Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act 2016. Unbridled powers to conduct unlawful and arbitrary interceptions on digital communications of citizens, and personal and private data have been granted to law [ Read more ]

From Our Member Human Rights Commission (HRCP) of Pakistan – Press Release: Raid on HRCP Consultant’s House Condemned
23 April 2018 2:51 pm

Lahore, 20 April 2018: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has condemned the burglary-style raid on the house of the editor of its State of Human Rights report, which was launched on 16 April in Islamabad. In a statement issued here today, the Commission said: ‘At about 8.45 PM last night, two armed men [ Read more ]

From Our Member Human Rights Alert, India – Press Release: New Developments in the hearing of the Extra Judicial Execution Victim Families Association (EEVFAM) versus Union of India
17 April 2018 11:37 am

EEVFAM v/s UoI case was heard in court number 4 of the Supreme Court of India today afternoon before a special bench constituted of Justice Madam B. Lukor and Justice U.U. Lalit. A status report of the investigation was already served to the judges on 13 April 2018. But the copy of the same is [ Read more ]