Weekly Roundup, Episode 60

This week’s episode of Weekly Roundup brings you stories from across Asia.

The episode begins in Nepal where the drafting of a new constitution has stalled, leading to violence. Advocate Dipendra Jha, provides a view from Kathmandu.

AHRC TV then turns to Burma, for more on illegal land grabbing. Thein Than Oo, a Chief Court Advocate, elaborates.

Part 2 of our interview of Pawinee Chumsri from Thai Lawyers for Human Rights follows. This time she addresses arbitrary and prolonged detention.

Following the presidential elections in Sri Lanka, massive changes are underway. AHRC TV covers the repeal of the 18th Amendment.

Next, a report on West Papua shows human rights abuses have not improved despite the claims of the Indonesian government.

Finally, Filipino congressman Carlos Isagani T. Zarate delivers a presentation on the use of violence to evict indigenous people from valuable land in his country.

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