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Thailand: Ongoing judicial harassment against members of the Khon Rak Ban Kerd Group (KRBKG)

The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a partnership of the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) and FIDH, requests your urgent intervention in the following situation in Thailand. THA 003 / 0717 / OBS 075 Judicial harassment | Thailand | July 5, 2017 The Observatory for the Protection of Human...

Thailand: Hold Perpetrators Accountable for 2014 Attack on Loei Residents

Thai authorities should reopen the investigation and ensure accountability for attacks against human rights defenders in Loei Province in 2014, said Fortify Rights, Khon Rak Ban Kerd Group (KRBKG), and the Community Resource Centre Foundation (CRC) today. Organizations call on authorities to reopen investigation, ensure effective remedies (BANGKOK/LOEI, May 15, 2017)—Thai...

Singapore: Scheduled execution for drug trafficking must be halted

Amnesty International today called on the Singapore authorities to halt the execution of a Singaporean man scheduled for Friday 19 May 2017 and to immediately re-establish a moratorium on all executions with a view to abolishing the death penalty. AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC STATEMENT 17 May 2017 Amnesty International today called on the Singapore...

Vietnam’s ‘conveyor belt of executions’ condemned by human rights watchdog

VIETNAM has secretly been the world’s third largest executioner over the last three years, executing 429 people between August 2013 and June 2016, Amnesty International has discovered. By Asian Correspondent Staff | 11th April 2017 | @ascorrespondent VIETNAM has secretly been the world’s third largest executioner over the last three years,...

Burma/Myanmar: Comprehensive Action Needed to Halt Ongoing Military Rampage [ALTSEAN]

27  March  2017  marked  the  first  Armed  Forces  Day  under  the  NLD-l ed  government.  Tatmadaw Commander-in-Chief Sr Gen Min Aung Hlaing declared the military 's firm commitment to "... the stability, unity and development of the country and monitoring to ensure that can walk firmly  on  the  multi-party ...

The Alarming Nature of Corruption in Timor-Leste

Despite government efforts, corruption remains prevalent in Timor-Leste, draining economic gains. By Jonas Guterres April 07, 2017 Corruption is a complex global problem that creates high obstacles to sustainable and prospective development and impairs the social, political, and institutional condition of a nation. Generally speaking corruption is understood, in Transparency International’s words,...

Human Rights Situation in Burma/Myanmar : A Brief Report

This paper evaluates how the Burma/Myanmar Government has fared in the past year in addressing human rights issues in the context of recommendations by the United Nations. One year ago, the 31st session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) came at a crucial juncture in the country’s history...

Another activist goes missing

Peter Chong ‘disappeared’ shortly after he wrote of his ‘strange experience’ of being approached by a stranger who warned him that people can go missing just like that. Nawar Firdaws | April 9, 2017 PETALING JAYA: While police have yet to uncover the mystery behind the disappearance of Pastor Raymond Koh...

Justice and the rule of law

Given that the Philippines holds the chair of Asean this year, it should be more aware of the importance of the rule of law, especially in cases where international relations could be jeopardised. COMMENTARY: NAREERAT WIRIYAPONG Published: 6/02/2017 at 04:30 AM Newspaper section: Asia focus Two recent incidents in Southeast Asia have caught...

Suu Kyi’s silence on Muslim adviser’s murder raises eyebrows

The conspicuous silence by Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi on the murder of a key Muslim adviser has raised questions about her willingness to address the country's religious divisions and stand up to the nation's powerful military. February 6, 2017 2:00 am JST De facto leader distancing herself...