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AHRC TV: Sri Lankan police arrested for death in custody and other stories in JUST ASIA, Episode 161

This week Just Asia begins with Sri Lanka, where five police officers have been arrested in connection with the custodial death of a suspect at the Peliyagoda Police station. The 42-year-old Chadik Shyaman Wickramarachchi was arrested on February 25, following information provided by another suspect. The next day, Chadik’s body was recovered by his family […]

March 4, 2017 | Read full story | Comments are closed

OPEN LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE SECURITY COUNCIL AND MEMBER COUNTRIES OF THE COUNCIL TO END THE HUMAN CRISIS OF ROHINGYAS IN MYANMAR

Dear President and Members of the Security Council, As you are aware, a human tragedy amounting to ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity is unfolding in Myanmar. Over the past two months, a military offensive by the Myanmar Army in Rakhine State has led to the killing of hundreds of Rohingya people. Over 30,000 people […]

December 31, 2016 | Read full story | Comments are closed

HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS: AMIDST THREATS

MANILA, 10 December 2016 – On this day, the 68th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), the Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD) pays tribute to all human rights defenders (HRDs) in the world. While disrespect for basic human rights continues to increase and victims in all parts of […]

December 10, 2016 | Read full story | Comments are closed

BANGLADESH: Stop Repression on Human Rights Defenders! Odhikar’s Statement on Human Rights Day

Today is 10 December, universally recognised as International Human Rights Day. The day is observed every year on 10 December worldwide after the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights at the United Nations General Assembly in 1948. This year, Human Rights Day calls on everyone to stand up for someone’s rights! Many of […]

December 10, 2016 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Discussion meeting to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

November 24, 2016 Press Release on Discussion meeting to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. press-release_odhikar_vaw (full text in English, PDF) statement_odhikar_vaw (full text in English, PDF) statement_odhikar_vaw (full text in Bangla, PDF)

November 24, 2016 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Reject impunity: Don’t withdraw from the ICC

Declaration of FIDH and more than 100 Member and Partner Organisations (List below) Our organisations defend human rights worldwide and accompany victims of the most serious crimes, wherever they occur and whomever the perpetrators. We fervently deplore actions taken by the governments of Burundi and South Africa to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC) […]

October 29, 2016 | Read full story | Comments are closed