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Arrested Indian fishermen sit in a police station in the Pakistan's port city of Karachi on November 11, 2017.

Decriminialise inadvertent border crossings,’ say South Asian organizations

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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.

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

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.

Silent coup against democracy underway in US, fears SAHR

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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.