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

Burma: UN body urged to establish a Commission of Inquiry into recent atrocities in Rakhine State

On 3 March 2017 FIDH, its member organizations Alternative ASEAN Network on Burma (ALTSEAN-Burma) and Odhikar urged the Human Rights Council to establish a United Nations (UN)-mandated Commission of Inquiry or similar international mechanism to investigate serious human rights violations in Burma, particularly the country’s northern Rakhine State.  “The statements by Rohingya refugees who recently […]

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Myanmar: Joint open letter to UN Human Rights Council members on human rights violations in Rakhine State

On 3 March 2017 Alternative ASEAN Network on Burma (ALTSEAN-Burma), Amnesty International, ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights, Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), Burma Campaign UK, Christian Solidarity Worldwide, FIDH – International Federation for Human Rights, Fortify Rights, Human Rights Watch, International Campaign for the Rohingya, International Commission of Jurists, Odhikar, Unitarian Universalist […]

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

মানবাধিকার প্রতিবেদনঃ ফেব্রুয়ারী ২০১৭

ফেব্রুয়ারী ২০১৭ এর মাসিক মানবাধিকার প্রতিবেদনে বাংলাদেশের মানবাধিকার অবস্থার নিন্মোক্ত বিষয়গুলো বর্ণনা করা হলোঃ রাজনৈতিক সহিংসতা অব্যাহত রাজনৈতিক বিবেচনায় মামলা প্রত্যাহার সভা-সমাবেশে বাধা মত প্রকাশ ও সংবাদ মাধ্যমের স্বাধীনতায় হস্তক্ষেপ অবৈধ আটকাদেশ ও হয়রানী বিচারবহির্ভূত হত্যাকাণ্ড গুম নির্যাতন ও অমানবিক আচরণ গণপিটুনীতে মানুষ হত্যা শ্রমিকদের অধিকার বাংলাদেশ-ভারত ও বাংলাদেশ-মিয়ানমার সর্ম্পক জাতীয় সংসদে বিতর্কিত ‘বাল্যবিবাহ নিরোধ […]

March 1, 2017 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Human rights monitoring report: February 2017

The February 2017 monthly human rights monitoring report describes the human rights situation in Bangladesh, specifically describing the following areas: Political violence Criminal cases withdrawn out of political consideration Hindrance to freedom of assembly Hindrance to freedom of expression and the media Illegal detention and harassment Extrajudicial killings Enforced disappearances Torture and inhuman treatment Public […]

March 1, 2017 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Joint Written Statement for the 34th session of the UN HRC on Bangladesh: An Increasingly Repressive Environment for Dissenting Voices

Since the controversial Parliamentary Election in January 2014 the human rights situation in Bangladesh has significantly worsened. Allegations of violations including torture, enforced disappearances and extra-judicial killings perpetrated by security forces against dissenting voices, including human rights defenders and political opponents have become widespread. Perpetrators enjoy almost complete impunity despite repeated demands to bring responsible […]

February 13, 2017 | Read full story | Comments are closed