Political Prisoners Freed as Senator McConnell visits Burma

In another sign that the new government in Burma is committed to political reform, the regime today released 650 political prisoners, including prominent leaders of the 1988 student-led democracy movement, Min Ko Naing, Ko Ko Gyi, and Nilar Thein. In addition former Prime Minister Khin Nyunt was released from the house arrest imposed upon him [...]

Occupy Dhaka: Joining The Global Movement Against The 1%

Occupy Wall Street, the peaceful protest against financial corruption and capitalism that started last month in the New York City’s financial capital, has already spread in many countries of the world. People have joined under the motto: “We are the 99% who will not tolerate the greed and corruption of the remaining 1%.” And the [...]

Rights group urge scrutiny of Bangladesh spy agency

Bangladesh security agencies need to be under scrutiny of the parliament as they are blamed for infringement of privacy through tapping of phones and hacking emails. Former senior bureaucrat Margub Murshed stated this that when he was the head of the telecom regulatory body, he turned down the offer by security agencies from wire tapping [...]

Down with SCAF (VIDEO)

Activists like Ahmad Hafez, Medo Iskandar, Al-Jazeera journalist Dima el-Khatib,Lilian Wagdy, Gigi Ibrahim, Medo Iskandar are each leading the chants against the military abuses, as dozens of protesters gathered outside the Military Court today, in solidarity with journalist Rasha Azab and her editor Adel Hammouda, who’ve been summoned by the military prosecutor over Rasha’s reporting of torture [...]

Voice of Human Rights Defenders in UP, India

Uttar Pradesh biggest state of the nation with largest population also carries the distinction of maximum number of cases of torture by the state. The plights of Human Rights Defenders are no less pathetic than other states. Everyday newspaper carries the stories of the struggle faced by the human rights defenders in the remotest part [...]

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