Action Alerts


Action Alerts

India: Save Changpang and Tsorri Villages from ONGC Oil Spills in Nagaland

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URGENT ALERT: Mining bares more teeth by hiring renegade paramilitaries to force resisting communities to issue their consent in Bukidnon, Philippines

On October 28, 2011, members of the paramilitary group Triom Force intercepted Jimmy Liguyon, the barangay (village) captain of Dau, San Fernando, Bukidnon, and his wife as they were heading home from a human rights rally in Cagayan de Oro City.  According to Liguyon, the motorcycle they were riding was stopped and he and his wife were made to walk to a (vacant) house, accompanied by 13 armed men.  Their leader, whom he identified as Ange Dal-anay also known as ‘Taruc’, then threatened them.  Dal-anay told him to stop joining rallies and stop reporting the Triom Force’s activities on the radio.
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Philippines: Petition – Stop The Violence And Killings Of Indigenous Peoples By Paramilitary Groups
The Philippine government has an obligation to take swift action in investigating the murders and human rights violations of Indigenous Peoples (IP) by paramilitary groups and resolutely disband them. These groups have robbed IP communities of their right to protest destructive economic development on their ancestral lands, without facing harassment, brutal force and death by companies wishing to silence them.
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Philippines: Indigenous organization under constant harassment and threats,  calls for the pulling out of a palm oil plantation project in their community
A indigenous community organization is under threat for resisting land grabbing carried out by a giant palm oil company, A. Brown, in Opol, Misamis Oriental, Philippines.
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Philippines: Torture of Yakan tribal member Abdul-Khan balingtin Ajib – Urgent Action!!

Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP) and Mindanao People’s Caucus (MPC) write to inform you about the arrest and alleged torture committed to a native of the Yakan tribe in Barangay Libug, Sumisip, Basilan Province, island of Mindanao. He was arrested on July 23, 2011 at about 5:30 in the morning. The alleged perpetrators were members of Special Operation Task Force Basilan (SOTF-B) belonging to 39th Scout Rangers under the command of Colonel Alexander Macario.

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Campaign Plan on James Moy Balao's 1,000 Days of Enforced Disappearance

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Press Release: Ifugao solon calls for investigation of IP leader's killing

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Bangladesh: Massive communal Arson attack upon Indigenous Jumma Peoples by Bengali Settlers with the support of security forces in Ramgarh

On 17 April 2011 Bengali settlers with the direct support of security forces made massive communal arson attack on five indigenous Jumma villages of Hafchari union of Ramgarh upazila and two villages in Manikchari upazila in Khagrachari district of Chittagong Hill Tracts. See full text link

Urgent: Cambodia – 40,000 hectares of National Park to be cleared

Local authorities in Kompong Thom province's Sandan district yesterday stopped about 80 villagers from travelling to protest at the offices of two companies they claim are clearing frest on the border of Kratie, Kompong Thom, Preah Vihear and Stung Treng provinces for rubber plantations. see full text link


Bangladesh: Statement by BIHR – Gravely Concerned about the Massive Communal Attack on Jumma Villages by Bengali Settlers 

On 17 February 2011, following a death, the Bengali settlers from Gulshakhali settler area of Gulshakhali union under Longadu upazila in Rangamati district in collaboration with Border Guard of Bangladesh (BGB) (formerly BDR) made a massive communal attack on Jumma villages of Gulshakhali and Rangi Para areas. It is learnt that at least 23 houses of Jumma villagers including one BRAC school were reportedly burnt to ashes in the attack while two Jumma students were seriously injured in another attack made at Tintilya launchghat in Longadu at noon. see full text link

Philippines: Urgent Alert

RE: Illegal Surveillance, Harassment and Intimidation of Progressive Groups by Military Elements. see full text link


India: What Went Wrong Motibagh Gang Rape

By Madhu Chandra, Spokesperson – North East Support Centre & Helpline

Motibagh gang rape is not the first incident and perhaps will not be the last either. The gruesome was the incident – 30 years old BPO employee from Mizoram kidnapped by four men at gun point and gang raped in a moving goods carrier vehicle at midnight on November 23, 2010 at Motibagh, South Delhi, when she and her friend was dropped by company cab 100 yards away from her rented home. read more link

Malaysia: Simunjan fire: Mujah and six others freed
SIMUNJAN: Prominent native rights activist Nicholas Mujah, four longhouse chiefs and two others were released this morning from the Simunjan police station, a day earlier than expected under the remand order. read more link

Bangladesh: Urgent Action: Appeal To Government Of Bangladesh To Postpone Setting Up Science And Technology University In Rangamati: Government of Bangladesh (GoB) resumed its project to set up a science and technology university at Jhagrabill mouza under Rangamati sadar upazila in Rangamati Hill Tracts. However, local indigenous people have been opposing setting up university at their area arguing that it would uproot them once again from their ancestral land and create socio-political problem in this region. read more link

Malaysia: Arrest of 7 Iban leaders in Malaysia
JOAS condemns the unjust arrest of 7 villagers by the police for the crime of allegedly  causing mischief by fire and blocking the company by erecting a blockade. They will be detained until Tuesday until further notice. read more link

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