Don’t Resume Executions – HRW Asks of Pakistan

Pakistan’s government should revoke its decision to resume executions and renew its moratorium on the death penalty, Human Rights Watch and the International Commission of Jurists said in a joint letter to the Pakistani government today. “After a five-year unofficial moratorium on executions, Pakistan’s new government has said it intends…

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International Commission of Jurists and Human Rights Watch Ask Pakistan to Avoid Resuming Death Penalty

The International Commission of Jurists and Human Rights Watch, in a joint statement ask the Government of Pakistan to reconsider resuming the death penalty. Reproduced below is the statement. Honorable Prime Minister Mr Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Honorable President Mr Asif Ali Zardari Honorable Interior Minister Mr Chaudhry Nisar Ali…

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Bangladeshi Human Rights Defender Adilur Rahman Khan in Jail

A Dhaka court yesterday sent prominent Bangladeshi Human Rights Defender and Odhikar Secretary Adilur Rahman Khan to jail, following his arrest on the 10th of August. Plainclothes detectives had arrested Mr. A. R Khan from outside his residence on charges of tarnishing the image of the government, the state and…

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Banglar Manabadhikar Suraksha Mancha seek National Human Rights Commission Help in Public Humiliation, Molestation of Woman

The Banglar Manabadhikar Suraksha Mancha (MASUM) has written to the Bangladeshi National Human Rights Commission asking that it intervene in the case of the public humiliation and molestation of a 25 year old female, Ms. Shahinur Shajir, who was set upon by Border Security Personnel. In the letter, addressed to…

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Arrest Commanding Officers in Weliweriya Incident – AHRC

The Asian Human Rights Commission has called for the arrest of commanding officers of the Sri Lanka Army following the incident of August 1st 2013, in Rathupaswala, Weliweriya in which three protestors were killed. If the President, as the Commander in Chief of the armed forces, fails to have these…

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