[Press Release] Civil society launches #FreeThe5KH campaign in support of the imprisoned ADHOC staff and NEC official

Civil society launches #FreeThe5KH campaign in support of the imprisoned ADHOC staff and NEC official We, the undersigned civil society organizations and non-governmental organizations, launch today – 8 August 2016 – the #FreeThe5KH campaign in support of the five human rights defenders, who are currently in pre-trial detention and under judicial investigation for allegations of…

[Press Release] The Role of Civil Society and ASEAN Bodies in Achieving a People-centered ASEAN -ACSC/APF 2016

The Role of Civil Society and ASEAN Bodies in Achieving a People-centered ASEAN Dili, Timor-Leste – 05-08-2016- The final day of the ACSC/APF 2016 examined the progress and efficacy of ASEAN and its mechanisms in achieving a people-centered community. H.E. Mr. Xanana Gusmao, Minister of Strategic Investment in Timor-Leste, engaging participants in an open dialogue,…

[Solidarity] Thailand: Junta Arrests 14 Student Activists -Sedition Charge Could Mean 7 Years in Prison for Peaceful Rally -HRW

Thailand: Junta Arrests 14 Student Activists –Sedition Charge Could Mean 7 Years in Prison for Peaceful Rally (New York, June 27, 2015) – Thai authorities should immediately drop all charges and release unconditionally 14 student activists who peacefully expressed opposition to military rule, Human Rights Watch said today. On June 26, 2015 in Bangkok, police…

[Urgent Appeal] Kyrgyzstan: Assault against participants to an anti-homophobia event organised by Labris -The Observatory

The Observatory: Kyrgyzstan: Assault against participants to an anti-homophobia event organised by Labris URGENT APPEAL – THE OBSERVATORY KGZ 002 / 0515 / OBS 043 Harassment / Assault / Ill-treatment Obstacles to freedom of peaceful assembly Kyrgyzstan May 21, 2015 The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a joint programme of the International…

[Solidarity] Harassment and Assaults of Activists Continue in Vietnam Amidst Flurry of International Visits -Civil Rights Defenders

Harassment and Assaults of Activists Continue in Vietnam Amidst Flurry of International Visits 21 May 2015 In the first five months of 2015, assaults and harassment of activists and bloggers continue with almost absolute impunity in Vietnam. At least 27 petitioners, activists and bloggers, including 6 women, have been violently attacked and injured since January…

[International] Laos: Pledge Action on Rights, Stop ‘Disappearances’ -HRW

Laos: Pledge Action on Rights, Stop ‘Disappearances’ UN Review Opportunity for Progress, Answers on Sombath Somphone (Geneva, January 19, 2015) – The government of Laos should use the United Nations Human Rights Council review of its record to pledge concrete measures to address its pervasive human rights problems, Human Rights Watch said today. Laos will…

[Campaign] Justice for the 43 Mexican Students! -AFAD

We request fellow advocates to use this photo as (facebook) profile pic to show solidarity with our allies in Mexico. AFAD reiterates its call for justice with the following statement originally released on November 10, a month before the International Human Rights Day. Justice for the 43 students!!! ### http://www.afad-online.org/…/215-justice-for-the-43-mexican… “Justice for the 43 Mexican…

[Around the World] Cambodia : Sentence of 2 former Khmer Rouge leaders to life imprisonment is historic -FIDH

Cambodia : Sentence of 2 former Khmer Rouge leaders to life imprisonment is historic FIDH and ADHOC, welcome the ECCC landmark decision condemning Khieu Samphan, former Head of State of Democratic Kampuchea, and Nuon Chea, former President of the Assembly of People’s Representatives of Democratic Kampuchea and ideologist of the Khmer Rouge regime, to life…

[PR/Solidarity] Vietnam: Blogger Pham Viet Dao sentenced to 15 months in prison -FIDH,VCHR

FIDH – International Federation for Human Rights VCHR – Vietnam Committee on Human Rights Joint press release Vietnam: Blogger Pham Viet Dao sentenced to 15 months in prison Paris, 19 March 2014 – FIDH and its member organization, the Vietnam Committee on Human Rights (VCHR), strongly condemn the 15-month prison sentence imposed today on blogger…

[Appeal/Solidarity] Odhikar calls all International Human Rights Defenders to stand next to it as it fights oppression and barriers to its activities

Odhikar calls all International Human Rights Defenders to stand next to it as it fights oppression and barriers to its activities. January 14, 2014 Odhikar and human rights defenders who are associated with Odhikar are under constant surveillance by the intelligence agencies due to their human rights – related activities in Bangladesh. The movement of…

[Solidarity] Open Letter by 47 Asian NGOs to Prime Minister Hun Sen of Cambodia – Forum Asia

7 January 2014 Open Letter by 47 Asian NGOs to Prime Minister Hun Sen: Stop Violent Crackdown of Protests, Release All Detained Protestors Your Excellency, The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), together with its 47 member organisations from 16 countries across Asia, writes to you to register our strongest protest against the…

[Statement] Sombath Somphone one year on: 62 NGOs call for a new investigation into his enforced disappearance. -FIDH

Sombath Somphone one year on: 62 NGOs call for a new investigation into his enforced disappearance December 13, 2013 We, the undersigned 62 regional and international organizations, express outrage over the Lao Government’s ongoing failure to shed light on the enforced disappearance of prominent activist and civil society leader Sombath Somphone. December 15, 2013 marks…

[Solidarity] Arrest of Odhikar Director, a new step in persecution of prominent human rights organisation -the Observatory

BANGLADESH: Arrest of Odhikar Director, a new step in persecution of prominent human rights organisation Geneva-Paris, November 6, 2013. The World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) and the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), within the framework of the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, express their deep concern as Mr. ASM Nasiruddin Elan,…

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[Statement/Solidarity] Attorney General plays key role to deny Adilur’s bail granted by High Court-AHRC

AHRC-STM-180-2013 October 9, 2013 A Statement from the Asian Human Rights Commission BANGLADESH: Attorney General plays key role to deny Adilur’s bail granted by High Court Bangladeshis authorities are trying to block the process of releasing the human rights defender Adilur Rahman Khan, today, October 9, 2013. A Division Bench of the High Court Division…