SAHR vehemently condemns the assault on the Rohingya refugees by the extremist Sinhala nationalist force led by Buddhist monks in Colombo, Sri Lanka

South Asians for Human Rights (SAHR), a regional network of human rights defenders vehemently condemns the assault on the Rohingya refugees by the extremist Sinhala nationalist force led by Buddhist monks in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The Rohingya refugees were attacked on 27 September 2017 in Colombo while they were under…

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SAHR statement on the intimidating remarks by the Sri Lankan Minister of Justice to Mr. Lakshan Dias

South Asians for Human Rights (SAHR), a regional network of Human Rights Defenders, vehemently condemns the intimidating remarks made by Hon. Wijedasa Rajapakshe, the Minister of Justice and Buddhist Affairs, to Mr. Lakshan Dias, a prominent Human Rights Defender and lawyer, who has been asked to publicly apologise within 24…

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SAHR expresses concern over the restraints on freedoms of association and assembly in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka

South Asians for Human Rights (SAHR) is deeply concerned about restraint of freedoms of association and assembly through the use of force and intimidation in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.  In Bangladesh, the police have effectively crushed the readymade garment factory workers’ protest for increase of minimum wage. The issue commenced…

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South Asian Peace Mission in Colombo

South Asians for Human Rights (SAHR) is a regional network with a membership base consisting of like-minded human rights activists, practitioners, experts and institutions committed to addressing human rights issues at both national and regional levels. The South Asian region is severely affected by long term inter-state tensions and internal conflicts which…

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SAHR Condemns the arrest of Mr. Ruki Fernando and other human rights defenders in an open letter to the President of Sri Lanka

ANANTA RAJ LUITEL 18 March 2014 His Excellency Mahinda Rajapaksa, President of Sri Lanka, Presidential Secretariat, Colombo 1 SAHR Condemns the arrest of Mr. Ruki Fernando and other human rights defenders in an open letter to the President of Sri Lanka Your Excellency, South Asians for Human Rights (SAHR), a…

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