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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Joint Statement – Bangladesh: Conduct a credible investigation into threats of violence and ensure protection of Sultana Kamal

We, several international and regional civil society organisations express deep concern over violent threats received by Sultana Kamal, a prominent lawyer and women human rights defender in Bangladesh. Sultana received these threats from the radical Islamist group Hefazat-e-Islam (Hefazat), a coalition of teachers and students of quami Madrasas[1], after expressing…

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SAHR Statement on threat, including inciting violence, against Sultana Kamal by the Hefazat-e-Islam

South Asians for Human Rights (SAHR), a regional network of Human Rights Defenders, expresses its serious concern at the demands made by Hefazat-e-Islam, for the immediate arrest, exile from the country, and inciting of physical violence against Sultana Kamal a well known human rights lawyer and regionally and internationally respected…

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Demand for immediate arrest of those responsible for the arson attack in six hill villages in Longodu Upazila, ensuring the safety of the villagers and providing proper compensation of the victims.

To Mr. Asaduzzaman Khan MP Honorable Minister Ministry of Home Affairs People’s Republic of Bangladesh Bangladesh Secretariat, Dhaka Subject: Demand for immediate arrest of those responsible for the arson attack in six hill villages in Longodu Upazila, ensuring the safety of the villagers and providing propercompensation of the victims. Dear…

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