From our members

From Our Member SUARAM, Malaysia – Conviction of Lena Hendry Another Blow to Freedom of Expression!
21 February 2017 7:00 pm

21 February 2017 Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM) finds the decision to convict Lena Hendry by the magistrate court under Section 6(1)(b) of the Film Censorship Board regrettable and flawed in nature. The absence of adequate evidence led to Lena’s initial accquital was sound as there was a lack of evidence on part of the prosecution [ Read more ]

From Our Member NCJP, Pakistan – Press Release: Condolence on Suicide Bombing at the Shrine of Sufi Saint Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in Sehwan Sharif
1:34 pm

The National Commission for Justice and Peace, a rights based organization of Pakistan Catholic Bishops’ Conference, strongly condemned the horrific incident of bombing at the Shrine of Sufi Saint Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in Sehwan Sharif. As per the reports up to 88 devotees were slain in the attack but the death toll is increasing by [ Read more ]

From Our Member NCJP, Pakistan – Press Release: Condemn the Bombing in Lahore, Chairing Cross and Quetta, Saryab Bridge
15 February 2017 1:13 pm

The metropolitan and provincial capitals of Pakistan i.e., Lahore and Quetta once again were brutally attacked by the extremist forces. The claim of suicide attack in Lahore killing 13 and injuring 53 was taken by Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan Jamaatul Ahrar. This banned group has warned the government of their new campaign against the government departments across [ Read more ]

From Our Member Bytes for all, Pakistan – Shrinking Spaces: Arbitrary measures by authorities impact rights to assembly and association online
8 February 2017 4:32 pm

FORUM-ASIA’s member Bytes for all, Pakistan published a report and publication ‘Shrinking Spaces: Arbitrary measures by authorities impact rights to assembly and association online’ with a joint output of  Association for Progressive Communications. It aims at documenting baseline information about the fundamental rights to association and assembly in online spaces by studying various cases over the [ Read more ]

From Our Member MASUM, India – Annual Human Rights Report 2016
16 January 2017 2:47 pm

FORUM-ASIA’s member Banglar Manabadhikar Suraksha Mancha (MASUM) published its 2016 Annual Report, focusing on the main human rights challenges and issues addressed, as well as the key activities undertaken by the organisation over the course of 2016. ‘Human rights are inherent, inalienable, interdependent, and indivisible, meaning they cannot be granted or taken away by none; [ Read more ]

From Our Member Odhikar, Bangladesh – Annual Human Rights Report 2016
11 January 2017 5:02 pm

Odhikar has been diligently working to protect and promote the civil, political, social, economic and cultural rights of the people since its inception in 1994. Odhikar consistently monitors the human rights situation of Bangladesh and releases a status report every month, based on Odhikar’s own fact finding, information collection and reports sent by associated local [ Read more ]

From Our Members – Press Release – State Failing to Protect Human Rights Defenders Intervening in Human Rights Violation Cases by Security Forces in West Bengal
4 November 2016 3:28 pm

(Kolkata, 3 November 2016) A national high level fact finding team comprising of members of superior judiciary, police and civil society undertook a mission during the period October 31 – November 3, 2016, in the wake of alarming instances with regard to attacks on human rights defenders (HRDs) intervening in the issues of torture, killings [ Read more ]

From Our Members Citizen’s Council for Human Rights (CCHR), Philippines – Extra Judicial Killings: Normalizing Criminality Under the Guise of Peace and Order
14 July 2016 6:08 pm

The Citizen’s Council for Human Rights (CCHR) strongly condemns the escalating number of killings of  suspected drug pushers and drug dependents who said to have died either during so-called legitimate police operations or at the hands of unknown gunmen. The surge in fatalities is too alarming to be ignored: from January 1 to May 9 [ Read more ]

From Our Member Law & Society Trust (LST), Sri Lanka – Events Held in June 2016
4 July 2016 2:40 pm

1.Launch of the web page on ‘Bribery and Corruption in Sri Lanka’ Based on the documentation of successfully prosecuted cases related to bribery and corruption LST launched a web page on ‘Bribery and Corruption in Sri Lanka’ on 29th June 2016. The issue of corruption seems almost endemic to Sri Lanka. The giving and taking of bribes from the [ Read more ]

From Our Member SUARAM, Malaysia – Annual Human Rights Report 2015
11:57 am

  SUARAM launched its Annual Human Rights Report 2015 on the 15th of June 2016. The report highlights key human rights violations documented in 2015 and provides analysis and recommendations on the on-going human rights crisis in Malaysia. Copies of the report can be purchased through SUARAM (contact – suaram@suaram.net). Photos of event available at [ Read more ]