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AIl Demands Bahrain Free Prisoners of Conscience Following Verdict “Driven by Vindictiveness”

  Thirteen Men Imprisoned for Exercising Human Rights in 2011 Anti-Government Protest Must Be Released Immediately Contact: Suzanne Trimel, [email protected], 212-633-4150, @strimel (New York) – Amnesty International today urged Bahraini authorities to overturn an appeal court decision upholding the convictions and sentences… Continue Reading →

AIl Demands Bahrain Free Prisoners of Conscience Following Verdict “Driven by Vindictiveness”

  Thirteen Men Imprisoned for Exercising Human Rights in 2011 Anti-Government Protest Must Be Released Immediately Contact: Suzanne Trimel, [email protected], 212-633-4150, @strimel (New York) – Amnesty International today urged Bahraini authorities to overturn an appeal court decision upholding the convictions and sentences… Continue Reading →

Stand up for the Tibet Pledge #mustread #mustshare

  15 August 2012 Dear Friends, This is a crucial moment. Please help us to double support for Stand Up for Tibet. One year ago 29-year old monk Tsewang Norbu set light to himself and died in Tawu, eastern Tibet…. Continue Reading →

Ghana: Of Women, Human Rights and Laws

By Mavis Otinkorang, 4 June 2012 Laws are meant to regulate society and protect the human rights of all citizens. The 1992 Fourth Republican Constitution has clear provisions guaranteeing the fundamental human rights of all citizens. Article 12 of the… Continue Reading →

There’s much to answer on human rights for India

4th June 2012, Pioneer India did not have many convincing replies to questions that it faced at a recently held UN human rights meet. Its representative was either evasive or simply did not respond to specific queries on caste and… Continue Reading →

Constructive Engagement Still Elusive at India’s Second Universal Periodic Review at the UN

New Delhi, May 29, 2012 India’s human rights record was reviewed by the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) under the mechanism of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) on 24 May 2012 in Geneva. The review was marked by a general… Continue Reading →

Immediate Release- The United Nations Special Rapporteur expresses concern over extrajudicial executions in India

IMMEDIATE RELEASE NEW DELHI (30 March 2012) –– The United Nations Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Christof Heyns, called on the Government of India to continue to take measures to fight impunity in cases of extrajudicial executions,… Continue Reading →

JOINT STATEMENT of Srilankan Human Rights Defenders

Dear Friends,   Greetings from HRDA!   We would like to share with you the Joint Statement of three Sri Lankan human rights defenders Messrs. Sunila Abeysekara, Nimalka Fernando and Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu, who have come most under attack by… Continue Reading →

Sri Lanka: A child is summarily executed

Footage of atrocity committed at the end of the government’s war with the Tamil Tigers is revealed Callum Macrae It is a chilling piece of footage that represents yet another blow for the beleaguered Sri Lankan government in its attempts… Continue Reading →

Mr. Minister, my name is Sunanda Deshapriya. I am not a terrorist.

5 Feb, 2012,  Sunanda Deshapriya       An Open Letter to Srilankan Minister Keheliya Rambukwella Mr. Minister, I don’t know whether you have seen the film called ‘my name is Khan. In it, the main character played by popular… Continue Reading →

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