The World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) has expressed grave concern over the arbitrary detention of prominent human rights defender Adilur Rahman Khan of Bangladesh.
The New York-based Human Rights Watch welcomes the Australian government’s support for the recommendation by Sweden to safeguard the rights of refugees and asylum seekers. However, the group remains deeply concerned that while Australia claims to protect these rights, the government’s current and prospective policies and practices may in fact run afoul of Australia’s international obligations.
The Myanmar Ethnic Rohingyas Human Rights Organisation Malaysia (Merhrom) strongly condemns the recent arrest of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi by the military regime. Her house arrest will be extended another five to seven years after a journalist from the United States of America sneaked into her house to interview her.
It is exactly one year since the Hindraf Five have been detained under spurious charges of having links with the Tamil Tigers of Sri Langka. The Barisan Nasional Government has had one whole year to substantiate this allegation and lay to rest their case in this sordid affair. But, to date, no evidence has been produced to convince doubting citizens that the government had not lied about this allegation.