From our members

From our Member SUARAM, Malaysia – Justice for Bill Kayong: Police and Prosecution must Ensure Justice is Done!
14 June 2017 5:36 pm

We, the undersigned civil society organisations, expressed our dismay at the acquittal of three prime suspects in the murder of indigenous rights activist, the late Bill Kayong. On 6 June 2017, three of the four accused for the murder of Bill Kayong was discharged and acquitted by the Miri High Court following prosecution’s failure to [ Read more ]

From our Member SUARAM, Malaysia – Malaysian Human Rights Annual Report 2016
12 June 2017 3:13 pm

‘In Malaysia, we have undergone decades of human rights activism.  What we see taking shape globally provides much cause for concern.  Locally, we see incremental instances of freedom erosion in tandem with international developments.  Fortunately, the leaders of our independence signed us the Federal Constitution as a protective measure to meet new threats to our [ Read more ]

From our Member Law and Society Trust, Sri Lanka – The Politics of Criminal Justice Reforms in Times of Transitional Justice
9 June 2017 5:49 pm

FORUM-ASIA member Law & Society Trust published a report: The Politics of Criminal Justice Reforms in Times of Transitional Justice. This report seeks to place criminal justice reforms at the center of ongoing transitional justice debates and discussions in Sri Lanka.   It argues that it is dangerous to discuss criminal accountability and the special [ Read more ]

From Our Member MASUM, India – Human Rights Report (May 2017)
6 June 2017 4:19 pm

FORUM-ASIA member from India, Banglar Manabadhikar Surakksha Mancha (MASUM) published its monthly human rights report for May 2017. In May 2017, MASUM conducted 8 regular fact finding missions and made complaints before the relevant authorities and human rights institutions. During the month, 2 updates and 6 replies have been made to National Human Rights Commission. [ Read more ]

From our Member KHIS, South Korea – The Blind. An Untold Story behind Samsung and LG Cell Phones
5 June 2017 6:13 pm

FORUM-ASIA member Korean House for International Solidarity (KHIS), in conjunction with Solidarity for Worker’s Health (SWH) and Korean Lawyers for Public Interest and Human Rights (KLPH), released their latest joint report on the methanol poisoning cases in supply chains for Samsung and LG in South Korea. It covers the circumstances of cases, key issues and conclusions, [ Read more ]

From Our Member Odhikar, Bangladesh – Human Rights Monitor Report (May 2017)
2 June 2017 1:20 pm

FORUM-ASIA member from Bangladesh, Odhikar, published its monthly human rights monitor report. The May 2017 report focused on the following: Extrajudicial killings Death in jail Torture and inhuman treatment Enforced disappearances Public lynching Political violence Police raid BNP Chairperson’s party office Hindrance to freedom of assembly Hindrance to freedom of expression and the media Situation [ Read more ]

From our Member AJI, Indonesia – AJI Condemns the Intimidation of Netizens by the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI)
29 May 2017 4:34 pm

The Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) strongly condemns all forms of intimidation, violence, and restriction of freedom of expression which has recently been frequently perpetrated by the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI). Members of FPI had come to personal residences of media users accused of publishing derogatory posts against Rizieq Shihab, the organisation’s grand mufti. By [ Read more ]

From our Member KontraS, Indonesia – Kampung Melayu Terminal Bombing: Balancing Detection System and Accountability Standards is the Key
25 May 2017 1:31 pm

The Commission for the Disappeared and Victims of Violence (KontraS) regrets the bombing that occurred in Kampung Melayu Terminal, Jakarta. The explosion that occurred on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 affected to 4 persons dead and dozens with injuries, three of the dead victims were from the police institution, and the other one still being unknown [ Read more ]

From our Member Odhikar, Bangladesh – Peoples’ Mobilization Needed to End Enforced Disappearances
10:38 am

A Joint Statement by the Asian Human Rights Commission, the Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances, and Odhikar, on the International Week of the Disappeared. Hong Kong/Dhaka/Manila; 25 May 2017: Enforced disappearance is universally recognized as a ‘crime against humanity’ under International Law. This crime is widespread across the world. Every year, on the last week of [ Read more ]

From our Member, Bytes for All, Pakistan – Concerns Come True as State Criminalises Pre-Election Political Dissent
10:35 am

Islamabad, May 25, 2017: It has been less than a year since the controversial Pakistan Electronic Crime Act (PECA) was passed by the Parliament. However, the concerns of misuse of this partially unconstitutional act are fast becoming true with criminalisation of political dissent and other forms of free speech (which should not be confused with [ Read more ]