Along with scores of other NGOs, Aliran has endorsed a joint campaign ‘Stand up for Suaram’. The campaign aims to mobilise support for Suaram following unjust persecution them by the government.
The Myanmar Ethnic Rohingya Human Rights Organisation Malaysia (Merhrom) is deeply concerned about the continued killing of and violence towards Rohingyas in the Arakan state of Burma.
Amnesty International welcomes the acknowledgement by Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono that security forces have committed human rights violations in the region of Papua.
Church compounds are overflowing with refugees from the area of fighting between Burmese government troops and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA/KIO), reports People In Need.
Amnesty International calls on the governments of Timor-Leste and Indonesia to provide justice for the victims of the Santa Cruz massacre which took place 20 years ago in Dili, the capital.
Internal military documents that recently came to light expose the Indonesian military’s surveillance of peaceful activists, politicians, and clergy in the easternmost province of Papua, Human Rights Watch said on 15 August.
Neither conventional military warfare nor shadowy acts of terror have the support of peace-loving people around the world, asserts Ronald Benjamin.
The military regime clearly aims to continue to grip onto power and shows no real intention to build a genuine democracy, observes John Smith Thang.
Thailand is still stunned by the military assault on the Red Shirt encampment in the tourist centre of the capital city of Bangkok on 19 May. Walden Bello points out that there was a class element behind the conflict between the Red Shirts and Yellow Shirts.
Thailand’s Clean Clothes Campaign is shocked and angered by arrest and detention of well-known Thai labour and human rights advocate Somyot Pruksakasemsuk. No charges have been pressed against him and no proper inquiry held – and now his detention has been extended.