World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search

 


AHRC TV- Human Rights Asia Weekly Roundup Episode 26

AHRC TV- Human Rights Asia Weekly Roundup Episode 26

Today the AHRC releases the 26th Episode of the Human Rights Asia Weekly Roundup.

We begin this week's programme with breaking news concerning AdilurRahman Khan, renowned Bangladesh activist, who also happens to be Secretary, Odhikar, an AHRC partner organization. For his courage and uncompromising stance against forces of impunity in his country, Adilur has been selected for the 2014 Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders as well as the 2014 Gwangju Prize for Human Rights.

What follows is a special focus on dance of democracy in India, i.e. the general elections currently underway. The massive logistical exercise has irregularity, anomaly, and discrimination as some of its features. We speak with citizens in the world's largest democracy unable to cast their votes.

We track the story of Indonesian domestic helper ErwianaSulistyaningsih, who has returned to Hong Kong for medical examinations to support her case against a former employer who allegedly tortured her.

In other news, India has joined repressive regimes of the Like Minded Group (LMG) of nations in attacks against civil society groups at a parallel event during the 25th Human Rights Council Session.

Disappeared¬ miners forced to guide a military crackdown have been found in a shallow grave in northern Philippines.

And, dozens of prisoners have suffered suspected food poisoning in Bangladesh; dismal state of health care institutions are exposed.

The bulletin can be watched online at AHRC YouTube (http://youtu.be/B9EbhjCVH74). We welcome both human rights feeds to be considered for weekly news bulletin and your suggestions to improve our news channel. Please write tonews@ahrc.asia. You can also watch our Weekly Roundup on Facebook. (https://www.facebook.com/AsiaWeeklyRoundup)

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
World Headlines

 

Mexico: Disappearances Reach Record Number This Year

The National Registry of Missing Persons acknowledges that from 2007 to date, there are 23,605 cases of disappeared persons; 40% have been reported during the current administration of President Enrique Peña Nieto. More>>

Ban To Take Up Fight Against Ebola With All UN Organisations

Street sellers at Waterside market in central Monrovia, where there has seen a huge drop in customers over the past months due to the onset of the Ebola Virus Disease. Photo: UNDP/Carly Learson (20 November 2014) More>>

ALSO:

Darfur: UN-Backed Event Promotes Role Of Women In Peace

Darfur: amid mass rape allegations, UN-backed event promotes role of women in peace processes More>>

Ebola Cases No Longer Rising In Guinea And Liberia

In Conakry, Guinea, a mobilizer teaches children about proper handwashing techniques, which help prevent the spread of diseases, including Ebola. Photo: UNICEF/Timothy La Rose More>>

ALSO:

UN: Alleged Mass Rape In North Darfur

UNAMID commanders from Rwanda and Ethiopia exhange duties in Tabit, North Darfur, to escort a convoy of World Food Programme (WFP) trucks travelling from El Fasher to Shangil Tobaya. Photo: UNAMID/Albert González Farran More>>


Illegal Fishermen Encroach On World’s Most Isolated Tribe

Due to their isolation the Sentinelese of India's Andaman Islands are the most vulnerable society on the planet. They face increasing threats from illegal fishermen who are targeting their waters. More>>

World War: Nearly 1,000 Dead Amid Shaky Ukraine Ceasefire

In latest report, UN rights office says nearly 1,000 dead amid shaky Ukraine ceasefire More>>

ALSO:

Palestinian Activists Cross Apartheid Wall

Friday morning around 50 Palestinian and international activists used makeshift bridges to cross the Apartheid wall between Qalandiya and Northern Jerusalem. This non-violent direct action was in response to the restrictions Israel had placed on Palestinian ... More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
World
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news