Open Letters

Malaysia: Open Letter to the Prime Minister – Stop Arrests and Harassment on Those who Exercise Their Constitutional and Internationally-Recognised Right to Freedom of Expression
27 February 2015 5:37 pm

Dato’ Sri Mohammad Najib bin Tun Abdul Razak Prime Minister of Malaysia Office of the Prime Minister Main Block, Perdana Putra Building Federal Government Administrative Centre 62502 Putrajaya, MALAYSIA Via facsimile: +60-3-8888-3444 27 February 2015 Malaysia: Stop Arrests and Harassment on Those who Exercise Their Constitutional and Internationally-Recognised Right to Freedom of Expression Mr. Prime [ Read more ]

Murder of HRD Chai Bunthonglek – Open Letter to Prime Minister of Thailand
17 February 2015 3:02 pm

Office of the Permanent Secretary, Prime Minister Office Government House, 1 Pissanulok Road Dusit, Bangkok 10300, Thailand Subject: Murder of Mr. Chai Bunthonglek in Klong Sai Pattana, Suranthhani Province, Thailand His Excellency General Prayuth Cha-o-cha, Prime Minister of Thailand We are shocked and deeply saddened to learn about the killing of Mr. Chai Bunthonglek, a [ Read more ]

South Korea: Open Letter to Chairperson of NHRK Regarding ICC-SCA’s Recommendations
27 January 2015 10:27 pm

27 January 2015 Dr. Byung-cheol Hyun Chairperson National Human Rights Commission of Korea (NHRCK) Gumsegi Bldg., 6, Mugyo-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul 100-842, Korea Tel : +82-2-2125-9700, Fax : +82-2-2125-9718 E-mail : [email protected], [email protected] Dear Dr. Hyun, Re: Concern over NHRK’s lack of Substantial Efforts in Addressing ICC-SCA’s Recommendations I write to you on behalf of the [ Read more ]

Open Letter- Re: ICC-SCA Must Robustly Scrutinize Asian National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) at Accreditation Review
31 October 2014 6:34 pm

31 October 2014 Dr Ali Bin Smaikh Al-Marri Chairperson ICC Sub-Committee on Accreditation (ICC-SCA) National Human Rights Committee of Qatar   Dear Dr. Al-Marri, Re: ICC-SCA Must Robustly Scrutinize Asian National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) at Accreditation Review I write to you on behalf of the Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI) [ Read more ]

Re: Recent Spate of Arrests and Convictions under the Sedition Act 1948 in Malaysia
22 October 2014 5:14 pm

21 October 2014 Tan Sri Hasmy Agam Chairperson Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (SUHAKAM) 11th Floor, Menara TH Perdana, Jalan Sultan Ismail Kuala Lumpur 50250 Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur   Tel : 03-2612 5600 Fax : 03-2612 5620 Email : [email protected]   By Fax and Email   Dear Tan Sri Hasmy Agam, Re: Recent Spate [ Read more ]

Urgent request for a United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) Special Session on accountability for grave and widespread human rights violations in Libya
14 October 2014 2:31 pm

To Permanent Representatives of Members and Observers of the United Nations Human Rights Council: 14 October 2014   Urgent request for a United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) Special Session on accountability for grave and widespread human rights violations in Libya Excellency, We, the undersigned organisations, would like to bring to your attention the ongoing [ Read more ]

ANNI Letter of Concern over Reprisals against Human Rights Commission of Maldives
2 October 2014 6:45 pm

  2 October 2014 H.E Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom President of the Republic of the Maldives The President’s Office Boduthakurufaanu Magu Male’ REPUBLIC OF MALDIVES By Fax: (960) 332 5500 Dear Mr. President, Re: ANNI Letter of Concern over Reprisals against Human Rights Commission of Maldives We register our strongest condemnation of the summons and [ Read more ]

HRC27: Council members must reject procedural tactics that foreclose substantive debate
24 September 2014 6:56 pm

To: Members of the UN Human Rights Council Geneva, 24 September 2014 Excellency, We write to express our concern about a worrying development in the Human Rights Council in the use of procedural tactics to silence important and legitimate debate on critical human rights issues and situations. At the Council’s 26th session in June 2014, [ Read more ]

Expression of Concern at Exclusion of Sri Lankan Activists at International Conference
18 September 2014 6:21 pm

Letter to H.E   Mahinda Rajapaksa, President of Sri Lanka H.E Mahinda Rajapaksa President of Sri Lanka “Temple Trees” 15/5 Baladaksha Mawatha Colombo 03 Sri Lanka                                                                                                   16 September 2014 Excellency, I write to you on behalf of the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) in relation to the international conference on [ Read more ]

Indonesian Government Must Address Impunity for Munir’s Assassination
12 September 2014 4:34 pm

12 September 2014 Mr. Joko Widodo The Elected President of Indonesia Transitional House (Rumah Transisi) Jl. Situbondo no.10 Menteng, Central Jakarta   Your Excellency, We write to you today to express our serious concern that ten years after the assassination of human rights defender Munir Said Thalib, the Government of Indonesia has yet to conduct [ Read more ]