AFAD condemns the imprisonment of two Bangladeshi journalists, Hasan Ali and Aslam Ali, due to charges under Section 57 of the repressive Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Act. Both are also human rights defenders. Hasan Ali is associated with AFAD member organization, Odhikar, and has published several reports on human rights violations in Bangladesh, including extra-judicial killings, torture, rape and enforced disappearances.
Manila, 10 May 2017 – The 3rd Cycle of the Universal Period Review (UPR) of the Philippines took place on May 8, 2017, in Palais de Nations, in Geneva.
The review process was led by a troika of three member States of the UN Human Rights Council, namely Paraguay, Switzerland, and Kenya.
May 4, 2017 - On the founding anniversary of the Citizens Alliance of North Korean Human Rights (NKHR), AFAD congratulates NKHR, its member organization in South Korea, for its invaluable role in supporting victims of human rights violations by North Korea.