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SAHR hails BDI award for Dr Hameeda Hossain

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July 30th, 2021; LAHORE; SAHR has congratulated former co-chairperson Dr Hameeda Hossain for receiving this year’s Bangladesh Development Initiative's (BDI) Lifetime Achievement Award

SAHR demands inquiry into deaths of five Sri Lankan men at hands of police

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June 14th, 2021; On behalf of South Asians for Human Rights; SRI LANKA; In a strongly-worded letter, international rights SAHR has called on the Sir Lankan Govt to carry out an impartial inquiry into the police for the extra-judicial killing & deaths by negligence of 5 men

SAHR slams onslaught of attacks on Pakistan journalists

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June 2nd, 2021; Staff Report; LAHORE; SAHR calls upon the Pakistani government to launch effective investigations into all cases of violence against journalists who are facing a tumultuous moment for press freedom in the country

SAHR condemns arrest of Bangledeshi journalist, demands immediate release

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May 22, 2021; By Ahmed Saeed; LAHORE; South Asians for Human Rights (SAHR) has expressed concerns over the arrest of senior Bangladeshi journalist, Rozina Islam, under the draconian Official Secrets Act. She has been reporting on corruption in the health sector for the past month

SAHR pays tribute to Kamran Arif

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South Asians for Human Rights (SAHR) has praised late Kamran Arif’s consistent contribution towards the protection and promotion of human rights, democratic values and peace in the South Asian region.

Sri Lanka govt timed Pak PM visit for OIC support: SAHR

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February 18th, 2021; By Staff Reporter; LAHORE; SAHR on Thursday criticized the Sri Lanka government for timing Pakistani PM Imran Khan’s visit on 22nd February in bid to garner support of OIC states in face of UN Human Rights Council resolution against the island nation.

South Asian rights activists decry attacks on civil society & media

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December 9th, 2020; Bureau Report; LAHORE; In a webinar hosted by SAHR, Prominent rights activists from South Asian countries decry the use of power by state and non-state actors on civil society and press to quell the dissenting voices.

Sri Lanka must cease cremation of Muslims who die of COVID: SAHR

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November 16th, 2020; Bureau Report; LAHORE; South Asians for Human Rights has expressed its concern over Sri Lankan authorities insisting on mandatory cremation for Muslims who die of or are suspected to have died of COVID, in violation of Islamic funeral practices.