SRI LANKA: Former soldier arrested and arbitrarily detained

Ms. Eva Wanasundara, Attorney General, [email protected] Re: SRI LANKA: Former soldier arrested and arbitrarily detained Dear Attorney General of Sri Lanka, Name of the victim: Mr. Saman Sampath Rajapakse (34) of No: A/182/24, Adurapotha, Kegalle Alleged perpetrator: Officers attached to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Sri Lanka Police Date of incident: 5 February [...]

MYANMAR: Demand open trial, retrial and dropping of contempt proceedings in case of Phyo Wai Aung

 Tun Tun Oo, Chief Justice, Office of the Supreme Court, Office No. 24, Naypyitaw, MYANMAR Re: MYANMAR: Demand open trial, retrial and dropping of contempt proceedings in case of Phyo Wai Aung Dear Chief Justice, I am writing to you concerning the case of Phyo Wai Aung, the young man whom the Myanmar Police Force [...]

Israeli military court rejects appeal of hunger striker Khader Adnan

That is what Randa Adnan, the wife of Khader Adnan, 33, said yesterday,  the day that an Israeli military judge rejected his appeal against his administrative detention. Today, Tuesday 14 February Adnan enters the 59th day of his hungerstrike. This is how the human rights organisation Addameer described the situation :  Blog this! Bookmark on [...]

SOUTH KOREA: Appeal against a lawyer providing legal assistance should be withdrawn

Dear Mr. Han Sang-Dea, SOUTH KOREA: Appeal against a lawyer providing legal assistance should be withdrawn Name of victim: Mr. Kwon Young-Gook, a chair of labour committee from MINBYUN-Lawyers for a Democratic Society, non-governmental organization; original case no.: 2009KODAN1660: Article 136 of Criminal Act (Obstruction of Performance of Official Duties); found not guilty by the [...]

Royal Disapproval: Thailand’s Lesee Majeste Laws

There has been a lot of media attention this week on the decision by Thai courts to jail US citizen Lerpong Wichaicommart (Joe Gordon) for posting passages from Paul Handley’s unauthorized biography of Thailand’s King Bhumipol on his blog (Handley’s controversial book on the Thai King is banned in Thailand). Gordon who was born in [...]

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