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[Urgent Appeal] Husband and daughter of murdered land rights activists suffer trauma -AHRC

Urgent Appeal Update: AHRC-UAU-003-2015 20 May 2015 —————————————————— [Re: PHILIPPINES: One farmer killed, three others wounded after they were shot for harvesting crops they cultivated on disputed land] —————————————————— PHILIPPINES: Husband and daughter of murdered land rights activists suffer trauma ISSUES: Human rights defenders; land rights —————————————————— Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC)…

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[Statement] Manilakbayan ng Mindanao to file a case against PNP-QCPD on Times St. Incident -KARAPATAN

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AHRC-FST-087-2014 December 03, 2014 A Statement from KARAPATAN Alliance for the Advancement of People’s Rights forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission PHILIPPINES: Manilakbayan ng Mindanao to file a case against PNP-QCPD on Times St. Incident MANILA CITY – Manilakbayan ng Mindanao contingent is set to file a case against Police Superintendent…

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[Literary] The Planned Disappearance

ASIA: The Planned Disappearance Following is a poetic response to ASIA: Wounds in the souls of the members of disappeared people’s families can never be cured, which appeared yesterday (September 26, 2014) by John Joseph Clancey Will there be another tomorrow? Or, just another wife’s sorrow, caused by her husband’s disappearance? Will I hear my…

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[Urgent Appeal] Three indigenous miners were found buried in a shallow grave -AHRC

PHILIPPINES: Three indigenous miners were found buried in a shallow grave April 16, 2014 ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION – URGENT APPEALS PROGRAMME Urgent Appeal Case: AHRC-UAC-052-2014 16 April 2014 —————————————————— PHILIPPINES: Three indigenous miners were found buried in a shallow grave ISSUES: Extra-judicial killings; Indigenous people —————————————————— Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC)…

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[From the web] Torture victims speak out – “They tortured me, used me to get reward” Video interview 14 — Asian Human Rights Commission

PHILIPPINES: Torture victims speak out – “They tortured me, used me to get reward” Video interview 14 — Asian Human Rights Commission. (Hong Kong, February 6, 2014) On January 14, the Court of Appeals (CA), Fifth Division, has concluded that Rolly Panesa, a 48-year-old security guard, could not possibly be Benjamin Mendoza, a leader of…

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[From the web] PHILIPPINES: ‘Torture wheels’ is tip of the iceberg — Asian Human Rights Commission

PHILIPPINES: ‘Torture wheels’ is tip of the iceberg — Asian Human Rights Commission. The discovery of a ‘torture wheel’ “inside a private subdivision in Laguna,” which is under the control of intelligence officers in Biñan, Laguna, where detainees arrested for illegal drugs are tortured and held, drew outrage as to how the police conduct its…

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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…

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[Urgent Appeal] Another activist faces threats in Davao del Sur -AHRC

ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION – URGENT APPEALS PROGRAMME Urgent Appeal Case: AHRC-UAC-129-2013 8 October 2013 —————————————————— PHILIPPINES: Another activist faces threats in Davao del Sur ISSUES: Threats and intimidation; human rights defenders —————————————————— Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) writes to inform you that an activist in Davao del Sur is facing threats.…

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[Urgent Alert] An urgent call to help millions affected by continuous torrential rains and flooding caused by Tropical Storm Trami -AHRC

PHILIPPINES: An urgent call to help millions affected by continuous torrential rains and flooding caused by Tropical Storm Trami.  Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information regarding massive disruptions to normal life caused by Tropical Storm Trami (known in Philippines as Maring). The situation, unfortunately, has merely worsened by the Southwest…

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[Urgent Alert] Immediately relocate the victims of demolition drive in Quezon City -AHRC

PHILIPPINES: Immediately relocate the victims of demolition drive in Quezon City ISSUES: Right to food; inhuman and degrading treatment; corruption; impunity; rule of law Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information about allegedly illegal demolition of around 120 houses in Florentino St., Sto. Domingo, Quezon City on April 10-11, 2013. The…

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[Urgent Appeal] Court records, military asset and mil docus used as evidence to affirm fabrication of charges on activists -AHRC

ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION – URGENT APPEALS PROGRAMME Urgent Appeal Update: AHRC-UAU-010-2013 3 April 2013 [RE: AHRC-UAU-036-2012: PHILIPPINES: Two urban poor leaders and 30 others falsely charged with murder] ——————————————————————— PHILIPPINES: Court records, military asset and military documents were used as evidence to affirm fabrication of charges on activists ISSUES: Human rights defenders; administration of…

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[Appeal] Vendors face forced eviction and food insecurity -AHRC

PHILIPPINES: Vendors face forced eviction and food insecurity February 22, 2013 ISSUES: Right to food; inhuman and degrading treatment; hunger, starvation, corruption; impunity; rule of law Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information from Defend Job Philippines about an eviction notice served on the vendors of Luneta Park (also called Rizal…