“Break the culture of silence, silence against impunity”- Dr. Lenin

Dr. Lenin Raghuvanshi, who developed testimonial models for torture survivors in India, was in Bangalore, talks to newzfirst. Lenin, Executive Director/Secretary General and founder-member of Peoples’ Vigilance Committee on Human Rights (PVCHR) is a Ashoka fellow,2007 Gwangju Human Rights awardee ,2008 , ACHA peace star awardee and Weimar Human Rights Award, Germany, 2010. Being an Ayurvedic [...]

BANGLADESH: DGFI tortured to death labor activist Aminul Islam

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wazed, Prime Minister’s Office, Bangladesh Re: BANGLADESH: DGFI tortured to death labor activist Aminul Islam Dear Prime Minister, I have recently learned that Aminul Islam was found dead after apparently suffering grievous torture under circumstances that raise concerns of involvement by Bangladeshi security forces specifically military intelligence DGFI. Aminul Islam went [...]

Urgent Appeal: India: Rule of Law or Rule of Lord in Uttar Pradesh of India?

Dear Friends, Peoples’ Vigilance Committee on Human rights (PVCHR) got information from relatives of survivors who came to PVCHR office for help that a young Mushar boy resident of Village Jaam under jurisdiction Sikarara, Jaunpur of Uttar Pradesh was forcefully abducted by the brick kiln owner and police personnel.   Case detail I, Tinku Mushahar [...]

10 prisoners were hanged in Iran

Ten prisoners were executed in Iran yesterday and today, reported the state run Iranian media. Three prisoners were executed in Shehr-e-Kord (western Iran) this morning According to the Young Joyrnalist’s Club (associated with the Iranian state broadcasting) three prisoners were executed in the central prison of Shahr-e-Kord early this morning April 10. According to the [...]

Burma: EU support Burmese people’s endeavor for human rights and democracy

Baroness Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the European Union Dear High Representative, I write to you regarding recent developments in Burma and the forthcoming EU foreign ministers debate on reviewing the Common Position on Burma on April 23. The EU has made positive gestures to support the nascent reforms in Burma, including pledging of €150 [...]

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