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From Our Member Human Rights Alert (HRD), India – Press Release: New Developments in the hearing of the Extra Judicial Execution Victim Families Association (EEVFAM) versus Union of India
13 February 2018 2:51 pm

The Supreme Court reprimanded the CBI in the hearing of the EEVFAM v/s UoI case held today at courtroom no. 4 of the Supreme Court of India at 2.30 PM. Justice Madan Lukur pointedly told Mr. Aggarwal DIG CBI “There is something terribly wrong with the investigation!”. The CBI submitted the status report in sealed [ Read more ]

From Our Member NCJP, Pakistan – Press Statement: Condolence on the Death of Leading Human Rights Lawyer and Activist Ms. Asma Jahangir
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On February 11, 2018, a renowned senior lawyer and human rights activist, co-founder of Human Rights Commission of Pakistan and founder of AGHS legal cell Ms. Asma Jahangir passed away in Lahore. During her lifetime Ms. Asma Jahangir received several awards, including a Hilal-i-Imtiaz in 2010 and a Sitara-i-Imtiaz. She was also awarded internationally for advocating [ Read more ]

From Our Member Maldivian Democracy Network, the Maldives – Open Letter to President Yameen Abdul Gayyoom in response to his public address on 6 February 2018
9 February 2018 10:47 am

President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom The President’s Office Male’, Republic of Maldives 8 February 2018 Dear President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayyoom, We write to you in relation to the statements you made with regard to the Supreme Court judgment (No. 01/SJ-SC/2018) releasing all political prisoners, while addressing the Maldivian people on Tuesday, 6 February 2018. [ Read more ]

From Our Member Maldivian Democracy Network, the Maldives – Press Release: Implementation of the Supreme Court Order no.2018/SC-SJ/01
5 February 2018 11:15 am

Press Release 03 February 2018 Implementation of the Supreme Court Order no.2018/SC-SJ/01 We welcome the decision of the judiciary to reverse some of the unlawful and unconstitutional decisions that led to the destruction of the rule of law and the weakening of democratic governance in the country, and the call on all relevant government authorities [ Read more ]

From Our Member Odhikar, Bangladesh – Human Rights Monitor Report (January 2018)
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FORUM-ASIA member from Bangladesh, Odhikar, published its monthly human rights monitor report. The January 2018 report focuses on the following: Criminalization of politics and violence Mass arrest of opposition party activists, suppression and hindrance to freedom of assembly Dhaka North and South City Corporation polls stayed Extrajudicial killings Death in jail Torture, inhuman treatment and [ Read more ]

From Our Member MASUM, India – Human Rights Report (January 2018)
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FORUM-ASIA member from India, Banglar Manabadhikar Surakksha Mancha (MASUM) published its monthly human rights report for January 2018. In January 2018, MASUM conducted 11 fact finding missions, and filed complaints before the relevant authorities and human rights institutions. During the month, six replies and one update were made to National Human Rights Commission. Out of 11 [ Read more ]

From Our Member SUARAM, Malaysia – Statement: Resolve Child’s Education Restriction or Resign Immediately
16 January 2018 5:18 pm

16 January 2018 Resolve Child’s Education Restriction or Resign Immediately Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM) is appalled by the inaction of the Ministry of Education in addressing the denial of access to school by the Immigration Department of Malaysia. Despite the assurance by the Deputy Prime Minister, Ahmad Zahid Hamidi on 11 January 2017[1] that the [ Read more ]

From Our Member INSEC, Nepal – Statement: Attention Drawn to Ensuring Education Rights
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14 January 2018 Attention Drawn to Ensuring Education Rights INSEC Kanchanpur and Human Rights Watch Committee of the district has drawn the attention of District Education Committee on January 14 to ensure the education rights. Vice chairperson Tapta Singh Thakulla of Human Rights Watch Committee of Suklafanta-5 has handed over the attention drawn letter to [ Read more ]

From Our Member INSEC, Nepal – Stress Given on Making Local Level Responsible in Interaction Programme Organised by INSEC
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14 January 2018 Stress Given on Making Local Level Responsible The participants in an interaction program organized by INSEC between service provider and beneficiary on January 14 stressed to make the local level more responsible. Speaking at the program, Chief Parshuram Rawat of Agriculture Development said that the agriculture program is not being farmer-friendly. He [ Read more ]

From Our Member Human Rights Commission of Pakistan – Statement: Effective awareness raising and reporting processes way forward in curbing increase in child sexual abuse cases
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12 January 2018 Effective awareness raising and reporting processes way forward in curbing increase in child sexual abuse cases The brutal rape and murder of a seven-year old girl in Kasur, consequent slack in the police’s investigation and ensuing violence against demonstrators seeking justice for the child is a deplorable situation for the state authorities [ Read more ]