India is a signatory to the Convention against Torture and yet a Bollywood movie is glorifying police brutality and inhuman treatment, reports William Gomes in Salem News.
Amnesty International welcomes the acknowledgement by Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono that security forces have committed human rights violations in the region of Papua.
As rulers everywhere try to control the narrative and talk about the need to compromise and to bring about an “orderly transition” in the face of the protesters’ firm stand, and while Western celebrity news anchors plug the “reasonableness” of the Mubaraks and the Omars, the Egyptian government has shown its true colours by hauling in journalists and beating, slapping and kicking detained pro-democracy supporters.
As people in Egypt and around the world speculate about the fate of the Mubarak regime, one thing should be very clear: Omar Suleiman is not the man to bring democracy to the country. His hands are simply too dirty, writes Lisa Hajjar.
The Malaysian government must immediately end the practice of judicial caning, which subjects thousands of people each year to systematic torture and ill-treatment, leaving them with permanent physical and psychological scars, Amnesty International said in a new report.
A mobile phone video showing apparent torture of two Papuan men highlights the need for the Indonesian government to credibly investigate serious human rights violations and hold those responsible accountable, Human Rights Watch has said.
Malaysia’s ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities can help bring real improvement in the lives of people with disabilities in Malaysia, Human Rights Watch said today. But Malaysia should withdraw its formal reservations to the treaty that will undermine its efforts to protect and promote those rights, Human Rights Watch said.
Suara Rakyat Malaysia (Suaram) expresses its grave disappointment and serious concern over the Federal Court judgment today which overturned a RM2.5 million award to former Internal Security Act (ISA) detainee Abdul Malek Husin following an appeal by the Malaysian government.
Another life is lost, as yet another migrant worker dies after being tortured. The situation is serious. The right to life is threatened as violence and abuse in various forms escalate, warns Irene Fernandez.
Angeline Loh describes the impending death of the rule of law and public security in the wake of cases of custodial torture and deaths.