List of HRDs’ Cases
Malaysia: Suhakam commissioner banned from Sawarak
September 22, 2011, 10:20 pm
The Advocates Association of Sarawak is concerned over the existing entry ban imposed on Suhakam commissioner Jannie Lasimbang, said its president Khairil Azmi Mohamad Hasbie. more…
Malaysia: Suhakam barred from entering new palace site
September 22, 2011, 9:28 pm
The Human Rights Commission (Suhakam) was barred from entering the construction site of the new palace last night, when it attempted to investigate reports about the deplorable living conditions of migrant workers. more…
Malaysia: Five lawyers arrested and detained
September 22, 2011, 9:21 pm
On 7 May 2009, 5 five Legal Aid Centre lawyers Fadiah Nadwa Fikri, Murnie Hidayah Anuar, Puspawati Rosman, Ravinder Singh Dhalliwal and Syuhaini Safwan were arrested at the precincts of the Brickfields police station and detained overnight when they went to the station to assist 14 people who had earlier participated in a candle-light vigil. The group of 14 protested on the arrest of blogger Wong Chin Huat under the Sedition Act. The 5 lawyers were not present at the scene to participate in the cause of their clients, but were simply performing their duties as legal practitioners in defence of the 14 people arrested
The National Human Rights Commision, Suhakam has said that the arrest and detention of five Legal Aid Centre lawyers when they assisted their clients involved in an illegal assembly last year, was a clear violation of human rights. The commission found that the arrest under Section 27 of the Police Act 1967 was not justified or necessary. Suhakam felt the violation was mainly committed by Brickfields CID chief Deputy Supt Jude Pereira and Brickfields police chief Asst Comm Wan Abdul Bari Wan Abdul Khalid. The commission had listened to testimonies by witnesses and viewing various video footage of the incident.
Suhakam, however, did not come up with any recommendation on disciplinary action on the two police officers.
South Korea: Filipino activists deported from South Korea
September 22, 2011, 8:57 pm
On 7 October 2010, six Filipino activists who had planned to take part in alternative meetings that are set to run parallel to the G20 summit in South Korea were deported from Seoul.
All six were put on a flight back to Manila late Saturday after being told by South Korean authorities that they were blacklisted and could not enter the country, the activists said.
“We condemn this unwarranted hostile act of the South Korean government towards Filipino activists,” said Judy Pasimio of the Manila-based Legal Rights and Natural Resources Center.
One of those deported, Maria Lorena Macabuag of the group Migrant Forum Asia, said they were only attending a peaceful parallel forum and had not broken any law.
“We were just informed that we were blacklisted by the South Korean government and that we are not allowed to enter Korea,” she said in a statement.
“We asked for a written explanation why we were blacklisted. They told us they will get back to us.”
South Korean police and military have been on high alert after activists said they expected up to 20,000 people to join a protest march on Thursday at the start of the two-day Group of 20 summit. more…
China : Human rights defender Sun Hongjie left brain-dead after assault
September 22, 2011, 8:35 pm
Human rights defender and anti-corruption journalist Mr Sun Hongjie was brutally assaulted on 18 December in Kuitun, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region. more…
China : Activist arrested on charges of ‘subversion of state power’
September 22, 2011, 8:18 pm
CHRD learned that Li Tie, a Wuhan City, Hubei Province-based democracy activist and online freelance writer, has been arrested on charges of “subversion of state power.” more…
China : Chinese Nobel prize winner’s wife detained
September 22, 2011, 7:31 pm
Despite being allowed to tell her husband he won the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize, the wife of Liu Xiaobo was detained in her apartment in Beijing, China, according to a human rights group and her attorney. more…
China : Intellectuals held in China crackdown after Liu Xiaobo gets Nobel peace prize
September 22, 2011, 7:24 pm
More than 30 Chinese intellectuals have been detained, warned or placed under house arrest in a crackdown aimed at stifling celebration following the award of the Nobel peace prize to the imprisoned democracy advocate Liu Xiaobo. more…
China : Tibetan dam protesters detained
September 22, 2011, 7:13 pm
Chinese authorities in Tibet have clamped down on protests against construction near a sacred mountain, holding protesters in jail and warning local Tibetans against further demonstrations, according to Tibetan sources. more…
China : Blind HRD under surveillance gets visa to USA
September 22, 2011, 6:23 pm
Amnesty International has urged the Chinese authorities to end the continued surveillance and harassment of a blind human rights activist, who has been kept under unofficial house arrest since he was released from prison last week. more…