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Weekly Roundup, Episode 2

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to announce the launch of its weekly video news bulletin, the Asian Human Rights Commission – Weekly Roundup.

The second episode, released today, 21 October 2013, covers a wide range of human rights issues, including custodial rape in Pakistan, how Pakistan’s anti-terror laws negate fair trial guarantees; India’s appalling criminal justice system and the release of Mr. Adilur Rahman Khan from arbitrary detention in Bangladesh.

Mr. Baseer Naweed of the AHRC explains how the anti-terror ordinance promulgated in Pakistan justifies torture, arbitrary detention, disappearances and extrajudicial executions in that country. Mr. Md. Ashrafuzzaman of the AHRC speaks about the stifling of civil society activities by the Government of Bangladesh and how this culture of state oppression is reflected in Mr. Adilur’s arrest and arbitrary detention. The episode also covers the arrest of the Chief Judge at the Constitutional Court of Indonesia for charges of corruption.

The bulletin can be watched online. The AHRC welcomes human rights news feeds to be considered for the weekly news bulletin, and suggestions to improve the news channel. For further information and comments, please write to, news@ahrc.asia

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