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  • Thailand: Drop charges against Angkhana Neelapaijit 
    29 November 2019

    (Bangkok, 29 November 2019) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) strongly denounces the recent criminal defamation charges filed by Thammakaset Company Limited against Angkhana Neelapaijit, a former Commissioner of the National Human Rights Commission of Thailand and prominent woman human rights defender. FORUM-ASIA urges Thai authorities to immediately and unconditionally dismiss [ Read more ]

  • Hong Kong: End excessive use of force
    19 November 2019

    (Bangkok, 19 November 2019) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) strongly condemns the excessive use of force against the demonstrators in Hong Kong. It calls on the Government of Hong Kong to maintain restraint and initiate a negotiated settlement to the grievances of its people. Over recent days, protesters and the [ Read more ]

  • [Joint Statement] ASEAN Member States should respect fundamental freedoms
    14 November 2019

    (Bangkok, 14 November 2019) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), together with its members Pusat KOMAS and Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM) from Malaysia, and Komisi untuk Orang Hilang dan Korban Tindak Kekerasan (KontraS) from Indonesia, strongly condemns the recent tactics used by the Cambodian Government to repress the fundamental freedoms of [ Read more ]

  • Philippines: Respect freedom of association of activists, ensure thorough investigations
    7 November 2019

    (Bangkok, 7 November 2019) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) denounces the recent raids of activist organisations in Manila and Negros Occidental, and the continuous attempts to discredit civil society organisations in the Philippines. FORUM-ASIA calls on the Government and all State agencies to ensure respect for the rights of all [ Read more ]