Asia and Pacific - IFEX Member Campaigns
Following the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention determination that Vietnamese human rights lawyer Le Quoc Quan's detention is illegal, 12 NGOs issued a joint appeal to the authorities calling for his immediate release.
Press freedom groups join the Hong Kong Journalists Association to condemn the banning of Hong Kong reporters from covering Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings in Indonesia in early October.
Gravely concerned at the Cambodian authorities' repeated use of excessive force to suppress the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and expression, five NGOs call on Cambodian and foreign governments to take immediate action to prevent the human rights situation from deteriorating further.
Cambodian authorities should not discourage or prevent people from enjoying the right to freedom of peaceful assembly, whether through threats, intimidation or the use of unlawful force, civil society organisations stressed on the eve of a CNRP peaceful assembly.
Ten rights organisations have called on President Obama to raise the issue of ailing blogger Nguyen Van Hai (aka Dieu Cay), on hunger strike to protest jail conditions, when he meets the Vietnamese President on 25 July 2013.
Nineteen human rights organisations have written to U.S. President Barack Obama to raise the issue of the detention of human rights defender and blogger Mr Le Quoc Quan when President Truong Tan Sang of Vietnam meets Obama on 25 July 2013.
Over 50 member and partner organisations of FORUM-ASIA and SEAPA have released an open letter raising serious concern about recent developments in Cambodia, as the country gears up for the National Assembly Elections on 28 July 2013.
A joint submission to the UN UPR process of Cambodia focuses on the country's compliance with its international human rights obligations in respect to freedom of expression.
As eight Vietnamese human rights activists are appealing their convictions, a coalition of organisations has questioned the legitimacy of the trial and condemned the reported ill treatment of the activists since they have been in detention.
IFEX members called on Philippines authorities to reprimand a local police chief who arrested a radio broadcaster without a warrant after he talked about police incompetence on the air.
A consortium of NGOs and individuals has called on the Pakistan Telecommunication Company to investigate the existence of a FinFisher surveillance tool on its network and publicly disclose its findings.
In a joint letter, the Government of Indonesia is urged to reopen investigations into the 1996 murder of investigative journalist Udin and to identify and prosecute his killers before the statute of limitations on his murder runs out in August 2014.
A broad coalition of human rights organisations has called for UN free speech and human rights watchdogs to intervene and secure the immediate release of Vietnamese blogger and human rights activist Le Quoc Quan.
Three Al Jazeera journalists reporting on an armed standoff near Lahad Datu, Sabah, in Malaysia were detained and interrogated by Malaysian authorities for at least six hours on 20 February 2013.
The Bar Association of the Kingdom of Cambodia is moving to prohibit lawyers from giving radio and television interviews without its prior permission. Legal action would be taken against any lawyers whose public dissemination of information risks damaging the reputation of the legal profession.
Thirty IFEX members protested the sentencing of bloggers, citizen journalists and rights activists, jailed for up to 13 years in the biggest ever trial of pro-democracy activists in Vietnam.
Leading international rights organisations have called for the postponement of the adoption of the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration, pointing out that the Declaration risks creating a sub-standard level of human rights protection in the region.
26 September 2012 | India
Over 30 human rights groups worldwide have appealed for charges to be dropped against two men charged with several offences after circulating a harmless cartoon on an internal mailing list.
As trial proceeds, over forty IFEX members urge the Cambodian government to drop charges facing detained rights defender and broadcaster Mam Sonando.
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When asked about her work, the counsel often explains that FFFJ was organised to find ways to counter the culture of impunity surrounding media killings.