From our members

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 ]

From our Member, SUARAM, Malaysia – Statement of the Citizen Action Group on Enforced Disappearances (CAGED) Committee
24 May 2017 3:51 pm

Statement issued by the Citizen Action Group on Enforced Disappearances (CAGED) Committee on 24th May 2017 1) We want to thank all friends and concerned Malaysians for their prayers and words of support. 2) This morning three of CAGED activists (Thomas Fann, Sevan Doraisamy & Rama Ramanathan) went in to Police HQ at Bukit Aman, [ Read more ]

From our Member CSRC, Nepal – Annual Dialogue Series 2017 on Land Issues and Practices Part Two
22 May 2017 6:17 pm

FORUM-ASIA member CSRC will having the second session of the Annual Dialogue Series 2017 on Inclusive Reconstruction. The key speakers of the event are Dr. Bishnu Bhandari (member, National Reconstructive Authority) and Jagat Deuja (Land Rights Activist, CSRC). It will be open to students and researchers, faculty and civil society. The programme will be held on Sunday, 28 May 2017 [ Read more ]

From our Member YLBHI, Indonesia – Condemning the Inhumane Act of Detention Against the Gay Community in Atlantis Gym & Sauna
2:23 pm

Joint Statement Condemning the Inhumane Act of Detention Against the Gay Community in Atlantis Gym & Sauna The Advocacy Coalition for Violence Against Gender and Sexual Minority Groups has been accompanying the unlawful detention of around 144 customers of Atlantis & Sauna on 21 May 2017 at 20.00. The raid was done by Operational Office of [ Read more ]

From our Member INSEC, Nepal – Decision of Case Withdrawal is Vilest Example of Impunity
19 May 2017 4:21 pm

We condemn the government decision of the ministry cabinet on 18 May to withdraw cases of five hundred people including those charged under criminal activities during Tharuhat/Madhes agitation. The cabinet meeting has decided to withdraw the serious cases accepting that of Tharuhat and Madhes agitation is political.  The government has decided to withdraw the case [ Read more ]