From our members

From our Member Odhikar, Bangladesh – Peoples’ Mobilization Needed to End Enforced Disappearances
25 May 2017 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 ]

From our Member HRCP, Pakistan – Arbitrary Curbs on Expression Ruinous for Democracy and Society
4:07 pm

Lahore, 19 May: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has voiced serious alarm over arbitrary curbs on freedom of expression, a climate of intimidation and the authorities’ stated intent to act against any perceived slight to the armed forces through the social media. In a statement issued on Friday, the Commission said: “HRCP notes with [ Read more ]

From our Member Think Centre, Singapore – Think Centre condemns impending execution of Muhammad Ridzuan Bin Md Ali
18 May 2017 4:29 pm

Singapore – Think Centre is greatly disturbed by the imminent execution of Muhammad Ridzuan Bin Md Ali scheduled for this Friday morning, 19 May 2017. We regret that the Cabinet of Singapore has once again failed to advise the sitting President to grant clemency. The last known clemency was granted 19 years ago in 1998 [ Read more ]

From our Member PSPD, South Korea – Now Is the Time for Dialogue on Denuclearisation and Not Military Action That Will Escalate the Crisis on the Korean Peninsula
16 May 2017 4:17 pm

Joint Statement of 102 Peace Activists 16 May 2017 We, undersigned peace-loving people around the world, are deeply concerned about the current escalating tension in Northeast Asia and urge Governments to have peaceful dialogues among each other rather than taking military actions. The state of affairs on the Korean Peninsula is more volatile than ever, [ Read more ]

From our Member SUARAM, Malaysia – Malaysia: Investigate two possible cases of enforced disappearance
3:27 pm

Kuala Lumpur, Paris, 16 May 2017: Malaysian authorities must immediately conduct swift, thorough, and impartial investigations into the disappearances of a social worker and a pastor, FIDH, its member organization Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM), and the civil society coalition Citizen Action Group on Enforced Disappearance (CAGED) urged today. The three groups made the call a [ Read more ]