[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] Internationally coordinated protest @ Australian embassy: Militants back East Timor demand for fair maritime border -PM

Internationally coordinated protest @ Australian embassy: Militants back East Timor demand for fair maritime border As part of an internationally coordinated series of protest actions, militants rallied at the Australian embassy today to demand that Australia establish a fair maritime border according to UNCLOS and international law. Similar to the dispute over the West Philippine…

[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…

[Statement] Joint statement calling for the release of Vietnamese prisoner of conscience, Tran Huynh Duy Thuc

Joint statement calling for the release of Vietnamese prisoner of conscience, Tran Huynh Duy Thuc 24th May 2015 https://tranfami.wordpress.com/2015/05/24/joint-statement-calling-for-the-release-of-vietnamese-prisoner-of-conscience-tran-huynh-duy-thuc/ On 24 May 2009, Tran Huynh Duy Thuc, Vietnamese ICT entrepreneur and blogger, was arrested under the initial charge of “promoting anti-government propaganda” under Article 88 of the Vietnamese Penal Code for peacefully exercising his right to freedom of…

[From the web] Philippine peace groups call for solidarity and support for Mindanao peace process at APF 2015 -GPPAC-SEA

Philippine peace groups call for solidarity and support for Mindanao peace process at APF 2015 KUALA LUMPUR, APRIL 24 – In a bid to generate broader regional solidarity for peace in Mindanao including support for the ongoing Bangsamoro peace process, peace groups from the Philippines launched a signature campaign at the ASEAN Civil Society Conference/ASEAN…

[Statement] Burmese government urged to cease the assault and arrest of students protesting in Letpadan and Rangoon

10 March 2015 Burmese government urged to cease the assault and arrest of students protesting in Letpadan and Rangoon We, the undersigned organizations, strongly condemn the latest instance of brutal and indiscriminate assault by the police and vigilante groups against the students, monks, and residents in Letpadan who have been peacefully exercising their civil and…

[Statement] Rights groups urge ASEAN to break silence on enforced disappearance of Sombath Somphone

Rights groups urge ASEAN to break silence on enforced disappearance of Sombath Somphone 15 December 2014 On the second anniversary of the enforced disappearance of prominent Lao civil society leader Sombath Somphone, we, the undersigned regional and international organizations, firmly condemn the Lao government’s ongoing refusal to provide any information regarding Sombath’s fate or whereabouts.…

[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…

[Campaign] We are students, not customers! #EducationNot4Sale! -Sigaw ng Kabataan Coalition

We are students, not customers! #EducationNot4Sale!  -Sigaw ng Kabataan Coalition Vote for this campaign for the 5th HR Pinduteros’ Choice Awards… Students, Educators , Education advocates! In Solidarity with the International Student Movement, The Sigaw ng Kabataan Coalition is calling for a National day of Action to reclaim Education. We will UNITE in solidarity, because…

[Statement] Women’s Hearts Bleed for Gaza -KAISA KA

Women’s Hearts Bleed for Gaza August 20, 2014 The announcement last Wednesday of an extended truce in Gaza between the State of Palestine and Israel is a welcome relief. But this truce is vey shaky. The US government, Israel’s main patron, and the big powers of Europe supporting Israel should press the Netanyahu government to…

[Statement] “We are all Marikana.”

COLLECTIVE STATEMENT ON THE COMMEMORATION OF THE MARIKANA MASSACRE Aug. 16, 2014 / Philippines “We are all Marikana.” This is the call of the South African miners, workers, activists, as they commemorate the brutal killing of 34 miners who were in the picket line in the hills of Marikana, South Africa, two years ago. The…

[Event] Film showing: “Miners shot down”

JOIN US IN A FREE FILM SHOWING OF “MINERS SHOT DOWN” On August 13 (Wednesday), 2 pm, @ Workers House (94 Scout Delgado) – This is part of the Marikana Global Day of Remembrance activities. For more information pls contact: Sentro 3321378 or ATM 4403211 ————– “In August 2012, mineworkers in one of South Africa’s…

[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…