Tenaganita reports it has just received information that about 33 Chin refugees, including women and children, were arrested in Alor Star on 24 February 2012.
Civil society groups around the world have upped the ante in the global struggle to protect and promote access to medicine and focused their attention on the European Union-India free trade agreement (FTA) currently being negotiated between the two governments, reports Fauwaz Abdul Aziz of Third World Network.
Amnesty International welcomes the acknowledgement by Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono that security forces have committed human rights violations in the region of Papua.
The MTUC president says the time has come for the 800000-strong workers’ movement to mobilise against the free trade agreements that the government is negotiating, reports Fauwaz Abdul Aziz.
The National Union of Bank Employees (Nube) claims that the dismissal of two bank employees for their trade union activities amounts to union busting.