Uzbekistan: Arrest of human rights defender Uktam Pardayev

President Islam Karimov, Office of the President, Uzbekistan Your Excellency, I am William Nicholas Gomes, Human Rights Ambassador for Salem-News.com. I came to know about the situation from Front Line Defenders. On 30 September 2012, at approximately 10:00 am, human rights defender Mr Uktam Pardayev was beaten and arrested at a service station in the [...]

Three Afghan Citizens Were Hanged In Iran

Three Afghan prisoners were hanged in the prison of Tabas, eastern Iran, reported the Iranian state media today. According to the state-run Iranian news agency Fars, three prisoners identified as “N. M.”, “Sh. P.” and “Z.N.”, all Afghan citizens, were executed in the prison of Tabas, on Monday September 24. The prisoners were convicted of [...]

Political Prisoner Zanyar Moradi Denied Medical Treatment

According to reliable sources from Iran, Iranian officials have denied medical treatment to Zanyar Moradi, a political prisoner on death row. The head of the prison ward reportedly had recommended Zanyar Moradi undergo surgical treatment recently. Sources have informed IHR that Zanyar Moradi suffers from severe back pain and other medical conditions which require treatment. [...]

Turkey: Arbitrary arrest of İHD Chairperson Ali Tanrıverdi

Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Prime Minister, Turkey, [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 arbitrary arrest of Mr. Ali Tanrıverdi, Chairperson of the Mersin Branch of the Human Rights Association (İnsan Haklari Derneği – İHD). [...]

India slowly confronts epidemic of missing children

Every six minutes, a child goes missing in India. They are boys like Irfan, drugged and abducted at the age of 9 by two men on a motorbike as he walked home one day after playing with friends. “It was living hell these past two years, trying to figure out where we could find him,” [...]

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