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SAHR strongly condemns Pakistan's endorsement of military trials for civilians involved in protests. Upholding human rights, SAHR urges respect for the civilian justice system and fair trials for those responsible for vandalism and arson.
The suspension of mobile broadband in Pakistan following Imran Khan's arrest has caused huge financial losses to the IT sector and left thousands unemployed. Lack of consultation and ineffective solutions harm both the industry and Pakistan's reputation.
South Asians for Human Rights (SAHR), has condemned the arrest of journalist Shahid Aslam in connection with leaks of the tax record of former army chief General Qamar Bajwa (retired).
In a joint statement issued by 31 organizations of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and other South Asian countries demanded the SAARC countries humanly treat those fishermen who cross the unmarked maritime boundary.
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
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
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
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
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.
South Asians for Human Rights (SAHR) has expressed concern over President Donald Trump’s refusal to accede defeat in the recent presidential elections, fearing the emergence of ‘copycat’ leaders who will now justify their authoritarian and unlawful moves with reference to the United States.