10 innocent Jumma villagers tortured by Army personnel in Rangamati

On 30 May 2013 at about 11:30 am, at least 10 innocent Jumma villagers of Basonta Para Lichu Bagan area under Rangamati Sadar upazila of Rangamati Hill District were inhumanly tortured by Army personnel of nearby Subhalong Army Camp of Subhalong union of Barkal upazila. Even the villagers were severely…

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SAHR Publishes Annual Report for 2012

South Asians for Human Rights is pleased to announce the completion of its Annual Report for the year 2012. Key programme areas affecting the State, Democracy and Citizens have been detailed, together with summaries of SAHR’s annual activities – that include the issuance of press statements to the media, the…

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Navi Pillay to visit Sri Lanka to access the progress of human rights

UN Human Rights Commissioner Navi Pillay would visit Colombo in August on an invitation extended to her by the Sri Lankan government in April 2011. Sri Lanka’s Ambassador in Geneva Ravinatha Aryasinha informed this to the UNHRC’s 23rd council sessions yesterday. Sri Lankan officials said they had kept open the…

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Sunila Abeysekera to receive Didi Nirmala Deshpande Peace & Justice Award

The Jury appointed by the Institute of Labour Education and Research (PILER) to decide the nominations for first Didi Nirmala Deshpande South Asian Peace and Justice Award for 2013 announced Friday to confer the award on Sunila Abeysekera, a leading women’s human rights defender in Sri Lanka and South Asia,…

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Sikh Rights group to challenge dismissal of case against Punjab Chief Minister in US

A US-based Sikh group today said that it will challenge the decision of an American district court last week to dismiss alleged human rights violations case against Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal. The Sikh for Justice (SFJ) had filed the case of alleged human rights violations against Mr Badal…

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AIHRA demand trial of Indian troops involved in HR abuses in IHK

The All India Human Rights Association (AIHRA) has demanded that the Indian troops and police personnel involved in human rights violations in occupied Kashmir should be punished. The Association said that it would submit a memorandum to the Indian Home Ministry and other officials in New Delhi seeking prosecution against…

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