Search
About Us
PassionOfThePresent.com gathers information from different sources giving particular emphasis to the defence of human rights.
Archives

Archive for the ‘Asia’ Category

Being forced into domestic servitude is one of the most common forms of human trafficking. Yet it remains one of the most invisible, including meager media coverage and law enforcement efforts. On June 27, the US State Department released its Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report, an annual ranking of how well — or how badly — countries around the world are doing to fight modern forms of slavery. The report is a sobering litany of horrific abuses, including against domestic workers, and the faltering efforts of many governments to stop these crimes.

read more

A 13-year-old boy is allegedly tortured to death by security forces on suspicion that he was part of an anti-government protest. His broken body leads to anger and further protests. The government, claiming that the protests are being fuelled by foreign terrorists and that the demonstrations are not peaceful at all, engages in further crackdowns.

read more

Indonesia’s Judiciary Commission should monitor the trials of those charged in the deadly February 2011 attacks on the Ahmadiyah community in western Java.

(New York) – Indonesia’s Judiciary Commission should monitor the trials of those charged in the deadly February 2011 attacks on the Ahmadiyah community in western Java, Human Rights Watch said in a letter to the Judiciary Commission released today.

read more

We write to you to ask the Judiciary Commission to send representatives to monitor the trials currently before the Serang district court in western Java of 12 defendants[1] accused of various charges for their role in the attack on the Ahmadiyah community in Cikeusik village, Banten province, on February 6, 2011. These trials commenced on April 26.

June 16, 2011

Prof. Dr. Eman Suparman

Chairman

Judiciary Commission of the Republic of Indonesia

Jl. Kramat Raya 57

Jakarta

 

Via facsimile: +62 21 3906215

Via email: kyri@komisiyudisial.go.id

Re: Monitoring Trials at Serang District Court

read more

In a letter to Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s founder and chief executive officer, on May 10, 2011, Human Rights Watch warns the company that it could become complicit in government censorship and efforts both to stifle online organizing and obtain the personal information of cyberactivists or online critics of the Chinese government.

May 10, 2011

Mr. Mark Zuckerberg
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Facebook

Dear Mr. Zuckerberg,

read more

(New York) – The Chinese government’s refusal to take responsibility for the massacre of unarmed civilians in June 1989 laid the foundation for the state impunity behind the current crackdown on dissent, Human Rights Watch said today.

read more

(New York) – The Chinese government’s refusal to take responsibility for the massacre of unarmed civilians in June 1989 laid the foundation for the state impunity behind the current crackdown on dissent, Human Rights Watch said today.

read more

(New York) – The Chinese government’s refusal to take responsibility for the massacre of unarmed civilians in June 1989 laid the foundation for the state impunity behind the current crackdown on dissent, Human Rights Watch said today.

read more

(Geneva) – A revised agreement between Malaysia and Indonesia provides some benefits for migrant domestic workers but fails to provide some needed safeguards linked to low wages and high recruitment fees, Human Rights Watch said today.

read more

(Geneva) – A revised agreement between Malaysia and Indonesia provides some benefits for migrant domestic workers but fails to provide some needed safeguards linked to low wages and high recruitment fees, Human Rights Watch said today.

read more

(Geneva) – A revised agreement between Malaysia and Indonesia provides some benefits for migrant domestic workers but fails to provide some needed safeguards linked to low wages and high recruitment fees, Human Rights Watch said today.

read more

(Geneva) – A revised agreement between Malaysia and Indonesia provides some benefits for migrant domestic workers but fails to provide some needed safeguards linked to low wages and high recruitment fees, Human Rights Watch said today.

read more

(Geneva) – A revised agreement between Malaysia and Indonesia provides some benefits for migrant domestic workers but fails to provide some needed safeguards linked to low wages and high recruitment fees, Human Rights Watch said today.

read more

(Geneva) – A revised agreement between Malaysia and Indonesia provides some benefits for migrant domestic workers but fails to provide some needed safeguards linked to low wages and high recruitment fees, Human Rights Watch said today.

read more

(Geneva) – A revised agreement between Malaysia and Indonesia provides some benefits for migrant domestic workers but fails to provide some needed safeguards linked to low wages and high recruitment fees, Human Rights Watch said today.

read more