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From Our Member Odhikar, Bangladesh – 25 Years of Resilience: Statement from Odhikar on its 25th Anniversary
11 October 2019 3:07 pm

25 Years of Resilience: Statement from Odhikar on its 25th Anniversary Dhaka, 09 October 2019: Odhikar was established on 10 October 1994, as an organisation of human rights defenders, by some activists who participated in the struggle against the autocratic regime of Lieutenant General Hussein Mohammad Ershad. Bangladesh gained independence after huge sacrifices and equality, [ Read more ]

From Our Member the Maldivian Democracy Network, The Maldives – Press Release
10 October 2019 11:28 am

PRESS RELEASE 9 October 2019 The Maldivian Democracy Network (MDN) was established in response to the mass arrest of approximately 300 people on 12 and 13 August 2004, to assist the families of those who were arbitrarily detained and tortured. Since MDN’s inception, this organisation works on issues of public concern, in light of its [ Read more ]

From Our Member Odhikar, Bangladesh – Odhikar strongly condemns the killing of BUET student Abrar Fahad
9:57 am

Odhikar strongly condemns the killing of BUET student Abrar Fahad In the night of 6 October 2019, Abrar Fahad, a second-year student of Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department in Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), was murdered by being beaten to death, by a group of Awami League backed Chhatra League activists, led by [ Read more ]

From Our Member People’s Solidarity for Participatory Democracy(PSPD) and Korean House for International Solidarity (KHIS), South Korea – The Hong Kong Government Must Stop Indiscriminate and Violent Crackdown and Ensure Freedom of Assembly and Demonstration
9 October 2019 2:22 pm

The Hong Kong Government Must Stop Indiscriminate and Violent Crackdown and Ensure Freedom of Assembly and Demonstration On October 1, the 70th National Day of China, a tragic incident occurred in Hong Kong. On the day that a “Day of Mourning” event was held in honor of those killed by state violence, a highschool student [ Read more ]

From Our Member Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), Pakistan – Balochistan: Neglected still
3 October 2019 11:22 am

Press release Balochistan: Neglected still Islamabad, 2 October. The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has released a detailed report after a fact-finding mission to Balochistan. Titled Balochistan: Neglected Still, the report states that Balochistan continues to be shortchanged politically. Incidents of enforced disappearance continue: in most cases, victims’ families say they are afraid of [ Read more ]

From Our Member Dignity – Kadyr-kassiyet (KK), Kazakhstan – Overview of the Situation of Protection and Safety of Lawyers and Attorneys in Kazakhstan from 2011 – 2019
23 September 2019 11:07 am

FORUM-ASIA’s member Dignity in Kazakhstan publishes a report that gives an overview of the safety of human rights advocates, and lawyers are regarded as one of the seven categories of human rights advocates that have been threatened the most since 2017. The report highlights various kinds of threats faced by lawyers and other human rights [ Read more ]

From Our Member Banglar Manabadhikar Suraksha Mancha (MASUM), India – Protect human rights defenders in West Bengal
20 September 2019 3:59 pm

PRESS RELEASE Banglar Manabadhikar Suraksha Mancha (MASUM) is primarily working on and addressing the issue of torture and human rights violations in West Bengal since 1997. In recent times, under the central and the different state governments, the right to freedom of expression is being enormously hampered, mass media is being subjected to restraint and [ Read more ]

From Ruki Fernando of Our Member INFORM Human Rights Documentation Centre, Sri Lanka – 900 days of protests: Still searching for truth and justice
4 September 2019 3:25 pm

900 days of protests: Still searching for truth and justice By Ruki Fernando from our member INFORM Human Rights Documentation Centre August 30 was the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances. Despite Government figures indicating more than 65,000 complaints of disappearances in Sri Lanka, for most Sri Lankans, most media and the Government, it [ Read more ]

From Our Member Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), Pakistan – HRCP takes note of deaths in police custody
3:14 pm

Press release HRCP takes note of deaths in police custody Lahore, 4 September. The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has taken serious note of at least four incidents involving suspects’ deaths in police custody. Earlier, in August, HRCP investigated reports that two young Hindu boys in Mirpur Khas – accused of murder – were [ Read more ]

From Our Member Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), Pakistan – Solidarity with forcibly disappeared persons across the world
30 August 2019 2:40 pm

Press release Solidarity with forcibly disappeared persons across the world Lahore, 30 August 2019. As we observe International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) expresses solidarity with all victims of enforced disappearance the world over. Our thoughts are also with those Kashmiris who have been forcibly disappeared as part of [ Read more ]