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Burmese government urged to cease the assault and arrest of students protesting in Letpadan and Rangoon

We, the undersigned organizations, strongly condemn the latest instance of brutal and indiscriminate assault by the police and vigilante groups against the students, monks, and residents in Letpadan who have…

Lawyer Shafee Abdullah was lead prosecutor in the sodomy II case against Anwar Ibrahim. Many have questioned his suitability to head ASEAN's human rights commission.

Statement by MP Kasthuri Patto against the appointment of Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah as Chair of AICHR

Why does the Minister of Foreign Affairs feel the need to justify Shafee Abdullah’s appointment as commissioner to the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) unless he is hiding…

Indonesian President Joko Widodo

APHR calls for immediate halt to executions and moratorium on death penalty in Indonesia

JAKARTA — Lawmakers from across Southeast Asia joined with governments, civil society groups and others around the world in calling on Indonesia to immediately halt plans to carry out further…

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak

Malaysia: Open Letter to the Prime Minister – Stop Arrests and Harassment on Those who Exercise Their Constitutional and Internationally-Recognised Right to Freedom of Expression

Mr. Prime Minister, We, the undersigned human rights organisations and individuals, write to you to register our grave concern over the continued crackdown on freedom of expression in Malaysia, including…

Coup leader and self-appointed Prime Minister Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha must cease absurd claims to be acting in the interests of human rights and democracy, repeal all laws that violate Thailand's international legal obligations and return power to an elected, civilian government.

Thailand’s unelected parliament has no mandate to pass legislation

Scores of proposed bills threaten to compound dismantling of human rights protections in post-coup Thailand, including undermining the National Human Rights Commission and other institutions JAKARTA — Thailand’s military-appointed institutions…

asean

Open Letter to ASEAN Foreign Ministers on the importance of establishing a genuine regional human rights mechanism

We, as current and former elected representatives in ASEAN member states would like to convey our input to the ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Retreat, contributing our suggestions for agenda setting for…