Category: General Press Statements

Persecution of Human Rights Defenders in South Asia SAHR statement of concern

South Asians for Human Rights (SAHR), a democratic regional network, expresses grave concern over the recent spate of threats, intimidation and targeted persecution of human rights defenders in the region by state and other entities. This statement is issued in the immediate aftermath of the arrest and subsequent granting of anticipatory bail of Indian human rights activists Teesta Setalvad and...

SAHR Statement on International Women’s Day 2013

8th March 2013 South Asians for Human Rights (SAHR), a regional network of human rights defenders, joins the messages of solidarity expressed throughout the world to mark International Women’s Day on 8th March 2013. This year, the UN theme for International Women’s Day is “A promise is a promise: Time for action to end violence against women”, one that is...