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ASEAN governments urged to stop using ‘lawfare’ against critics

“Lawfare is very common in the Philippines, but is happening everywhere in Southeast Asia and beyond," said Charles Santiago

Southeast Asian MPs appeal for help to rescue boat with Rohingya...

"The delay in rescuing these boats has already caused untold suffering and loss of life,” said said Charles Santiago, chairperson of APHR

Inclusion of articles curtailing freedoms in Indonesia’s new Criminal Code hit

APHR said the new Code includes “problematic articles that could unduly restrict the right to freedom of religion or belief"

Southeast Asian countries need to ‘truly guarantee freedom of religion’

Many laws that inhibit, restrict, and repress religious freedoms remain on the books and are implemented throughout Southeast Asia

Climate change solutions should focus on rights of indigenous peoples, say...

The legislators noted that proposed solutions to climate change too often ignore indigenous communities' voices

Southeast Asian parliamentarians warn against ‘politicization of religion’

The ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights noted an “increasing conservatism and discrimination against minorities worldwide”

ASEAN, EU parliamentarians urge UN, US to take sides in Myanmar

The group called for increased and coordinated pressure on the military junta in Myanmar

ASEAN parliamentarians condemn trials against Cambodian political opposition

APHR called for all charges against the political opposition to be dropped, and for all those currently detained to be released

Malaysian foreign minister calls for stronger action on Myanmar

Rights groups also called on the global community to scale up humanitarian aid to the country

ASEAN parliamentarians slam arrest of former Philippine legislator Walden Bello

Walden Bello said his arrest was “pure political harassment and persecution”

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