Bangladesh: Threats and reprisals against Ms. Shampa Goswami

Ms. Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister, [email protected] Dear Prime Minister, I am William Nicholas Gomes, Human Rights Ambassador for Salem-News.com. I came to know that OMCT has been informed by reliable sources about the reprisals against Ms. Shampa Goswami, a staff member of the NGO Odhikar working on violence against women. She is among the most active [...]

Youtube banned in Bangladesh-Freedom of Expression highly questionable

The Bangladesh government has banned you tube from its territory, highlighting the high violence content in you tube. The use of content filtering is done in order to avoid impending violence, reports the Internet Society Bangladesh Dhaka Chapter. According to Faisal Hasan, PhD President of ISOC Bangladesh, “Muslims around the world are deeply shocked by [...]

Bangalore Mirror coverage of Murder: High Court takes cognisance of daughter’s plea: After 37 years, doc’s death reopened; to be probed as murder

High Court takes cognisance of daughter’s plea: After 37 years, doc’s death reopened; to be probed as murder (As written by Bangalore Mirror.Page 1. 19/09/2012) His daughter’s suspicions about the nature of his death were heightened when she was warned not to write about the incident in a blog. She approached the High Court, on [...]

Nepal: Alleged torture and ill-treatment inflicted by the police on Mr. Khimlal Rijal

Mr. Bijaya Kumar Gacchedar, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Home Affairs, Ministry of Home Affairs, Singha Darbar, Kathmandu, Nepal, [email protected] Dear Mr. Bijaya Kumar Gacchedar, I am William Nicholas Gomes, Human Rights Ambassador for Salem-News.com. I came to know about the situation from International Secretariat of OMCT that they have been informed by Advocacy Forum [...]

INDIA: Aseem Trivedi and Nuggets of Wisdom

There are essentially few nuggets of wisdom that the arrest and subsequent release of cartoonist Aseem Trivedi has brought into limelight. They need to be discussed as it is difficult to take positions in such cases as each theme is ridden with contradictions. Before we go into the ideological debate on freedom of speech lets [...]

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