Against Involuntary

State Terrorism A Against Desaparecidos

The terrorist assault against the Twin Towers of the New York City World trade has staggered humanity to no measure. It would take a long time before the horrifying images of massive destruction and wanton loss of lives would pass into the cold chronicle of time and stale statistics.

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State Terrorism A Against Desaparecidos

Year 2001 - AFAD gives birth to The Voice, its official publication. In the same way that the federation underwent a process of conception and birth pangs, necessarily , this maiden issue had to undergo the same... so that the voiceless desaparecidos in Asia and in many parts of the world, may be heard amidst the glaring attempts of the perpetrators to forever silence them.

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The Voice

ISSN 1655 5384

The Voice is a bi-annual publication of the Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD). It is providing you with the latest on human rights with focus on involuntary disappearance issue within the Asian region. AFAD welcomes contributions but reserves editorial rights.

Editorial Board

Khurram Parvez


Mary Aileen Diez-Bacalso
Associate Editor


Ivanka Custodio
Managing Editor


Ed Gerlock
Copy Editor



Khurram Parvez
Ivanka Custodio
Yati Andriyani and Tioria Pretty
Parvaiz Matta
Sazzad Hussain
Bikash Basnet
Nilda Lagman-Sevilla
Ruki Fernando
Dhiramedhist Lueng-Ubon
Michele Park Sonen
Shui Meng Ng
Edita Burgos, OCDS
Amina Masood Janjua
Santosh Sidgel
Ron de Vera
Christian B. Gultia
Toni Serrano-Soriano
Mary Aileen Diez-Bacalso

Council Members

Adilur Rahman Khan, Odhikar
Yati Andriyani, The Commission for the Disappeared and Victims of Violence (KontraS)
Wanmayetti, Indonesian Association of Families of the Disap- peared (IKOHI)
Zahir Uddin, Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP)
Chudamani Acharya, Advocacy Forum (AF)
Janak Raut, Conflict Victims’ Society for Justice (CVSJ)
Edita T. Burgos (OCDS), Free Jonas Burgos Movement (FJBM)
Nilda Lagman-Sevilla, Families of Victims of Involuntary Disappearances (FIND)
Boonthan Verawongse, Rel- atives Committee of the May 1992 Heroes (RCMH)
Dr. Pratubjit Neelapaijit, Justice for Peace Foundation (JPF)
Sisto dos Santos, Asosiasaun HAK
Amina Masood Janjua, De- fence for Human Rights (DHR)
Brito Fernando, Families of the Disappeared (FOD)


Kevin Madrilla
Layout Artist


Printing Press 


Secretariat Members

Mary Aileen Bacalso, Secretary-General
Maria Elizabeth Ramos, Finance Officer
Ronald Emmanuel De Vera, Philippine Project Coordinator
Toni Soriano, Administrative Officer
Marija Ivanka Custodio, Research and Documentation Officer
Sara La Rocca, Regional Campaign Officer
Christian Gultia, Assistant to the Secretary-General and Fundraiser
Amy ViƱa, Bookkeeper
Jemina Dagdagan, General Services Staff

This publication is currently funded by:

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