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Kashmiri human rights defender Khurram Parvez arbitrarily arrested and denied due process rights

Joint Press Release Kashmiri human rights defender Khurram Parvez arbitrarily arrested and denied due process rights Bangkok-Dhaka-Geneva-Madurai-Paris-Quezon City, September16, 2016 Our organisations strongly condemn today’s arbitrary arrest of Kashmiri human rights defender Mr. Khurram Parvez, and call for his immediate and unconditional release. On September 16 at 12:30 am, police officers came to Khurram Parvez’s home in Srinagar in Indian-administered Kashmir, […]

September 17, 2016 | Read full story | Comments are closed

DISAPPEARED BUT NOT FORGOTTEN AFAD Commemorates the International Day of the Disappeared 2016

30 August 2016     AFAD Secretariat     Resources Manila, 30 August 2016 – On this day, the International Day of the Disappeared (IDD), the Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD) pays tribute to the thousands of disappeared people in Asia and all over the world, and to their families. This day was first commemorated 36 years ago […]

August 31, 2016 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Adilur Rahman Khan elected FIDH vice-president

Dimitris Christopoulos of Greece was elected president and Adilur Rahman Khan, secretary of Odhikar of Bangladesh, was elected one of the vice presidents in the election of the international board of International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH). The election was held during the 39th FIDH Congress in Johannesburg where its 178 member organisations from 120 […]

August 31, 2016 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Statement of the International Board of FIDH: Put an immediate end to enforced disappearances

29/08/2016     PRESS RELEASE     International Justice On this International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, FIDH and its member organisations call for an end to involuntary and enforced disappearances around the world, and for justice for victims and their families. The newly-elected International Board of FIDH called at its first session (which took place right […]

August 29, 2016 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Greek academic and activist Dimitris Christopoulos elected FIDH President

27/08/2016          PRESS RELEASE          South Africa(Johannesburg) Today Dimitris Christopoulos was elected President of FIDH. He succeeds Iranian lawyer Karim Lahidji who headed the international human rights NGO for the last three years. The vote was held during the 39th FIDH Congress in Johannesburg where its 178 member organisations […]

August 29, 2016 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Banishing barbarous torture

June 26, 2016 by CR Abrar International DayToday, June 26, is being globally commemorated as International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. Torture denies inherent dignity of human beings and has a lasting debilitating effect on the victim’s personality. Termed by the United Nations as one of the vilest acts perpetrated by human beings […]

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