From our members

From Our Member Bir Duino-Kyrgyzstan – Situation of human rights defenders and legal prosecution
17 June 2019 6:04 pm

FORUM-ASIA’s member in Kyrgyzstan Bir Duino-Kyrgyzstan released a report on the ‘Situation of human rights defenders and legal prosecution.’ The report highlights the intensifying persecution of human rights organisations and human rights defenders actively protecting the civil and political rights of citizens, ethnic minorities, religious practitioners and LGBTI groups in Kyrgyzstan. Activists and civil society, including representatives [ Read more ]

From Our Member Dignity – Kadyr-kassiyet (KK), Kazakhstan – Open Letter
10 June 2019 2:19 pm

To the Head of the Senate Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nazarbayeva Dariga To the Head of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Kazakhstan Mr.Assanov Zhakip To the Minister of internal affairs of Republic of Kazakhkstan Mr.Turgumbayev Yerlan Following the mass arbitrary restrictions of rights and freedoms of the people by state representatives [ Read more ]

From Our Member Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), Pakistan – HRCP demands parliamentary commission on Waziristan
29 May 2019 11:31 am

HRCP demands parliamentary commission on Waziristan Lahore, 27 May 2019. The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) is alarmed by the use of military force causing deaths of at least three Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) activists in North Waziristan. HRCP believes that this will further escalate tensions between PTM supporters and security institutions, consequently leading to [ Read more ]

From Ruki Fernando of Our Member INFORM Human Rights Documentation Centre, Sri Lanka – May 18 and Mullivaikkaal Kanji
28 May 2019 11:43 am

May 18 and Mullivaikkaal Kanji By Ruki Fernando from our member INFORM Human Rights Documentation Centre   May 18, 2019 marked the 10th anniversary of the end of the Sri Lanka civil war. This year, perhaps due to tragedy of the Easter bombings and also coincidence with the Vesak festival, (a sacred day for Buddhists), there [ Read more ]

From Our Member Odhikar, Bangladesh – Abdul Kaium held in judicial custody on fabricated charges
16 May 2019 12:16 pm

Bangladesh: Abdul Kaium held in judicial custody on fabricated charges On 14 May 2019, human rights defender Abdul Kaium was sent to the Mymensingh Central Jail and is due to be held there until his next court hearing, for which no date has been fixed. Abdul Kaium is a journalist and member of human rights organisation Odhikar’s Human Rights Defenders’ Network. He has [ Read more ]

From Our Member Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), Pakistan – Protesting against enforced disappearances is not a crime
10 May 2019 5:02 pm

Press release Protesting against enforced disappearances is not a crime Lahore, 10 May 2019. The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has said that ‘the recent sit-in by the Shia Missing Persons Relatives Committee in hopes of finding out what has happened to their family members has not produced a satisfactory response on the part [ Read more ]

From our member PAHRA, the Philippines – Statement: We will not be silenced
4:42 pm

We will not be silenced by the disinformation being orchestrated by the Duterte government to stifle dissent. The recent report made by Philippine News Agency (PNA), citing the revocation of the registration of the six non-government organizations including the Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA) with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for its [ Read more ]

From Our Member INFORM Human Rights Documentation Centre, Sri Lanka – Repression of Dissent in Sri Lanka
9 May 2019 5:27 pm

FORUM-ASIA member INFORM Human Rights Documentation Centre from Sri Lanka published a report titled ‘Repression of Dissent in Sri Lanka: January – March 2019.’ This report provides some general trends and details some significant incidents related to the repression of dissent in Sri Lanka from 1st January to 31st March 2019. INFORM maintains a running roster of [ Read more ]

From Our Member Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit (RMMRU), Bangladesh – Labour Migration From Bangladesh 2018
2 May 2019 11:07 am

FORUM-ASIA’s member in Bangladesh Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit (RMMRU) released its report ‘Labour Migration from Bangladesh 2018 – Achievements and Challenges.’ The report highlights the statistics related to migration in 2018, issues at the national and international levels, the roles of Bangladesh and civil society organisations, and recommendations. *** For a PDF version of [ Read more ]

From Ruki Fernando of Our Member INFORM Human Rights Documentation Centre, Sri Lanka – Christians and Religious Freedom Under Fire
23 April 2019 11:30 am

Christians and Religious Freedom Under Fire By Ruki Fernando from our member INFORM Human Rights Documentation Centre From February 3 to April 14 this year, across Sri Lanka, there has been some sort of disruption against a Christian worship service every Sunday – on 11 successive Sundays to be specific. Christians in Sri Lanka suffer violations [ Read more ]