Soon after the Rana Plaza collapsed in 2013 in the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh, killing over a thousand workers, a top official from a global brand flew into Pakistan. His sudden trip was sparked by the desperation to make up…
“Shabana,” a pseudonym, has been working for more than eight years at a Lahore garment factory with about 500 workers, manufacturing for a Pakistani brand. The conditions, she says, are harsh and there is always the risk of being…
Because of the state of emergency, nobody will care if I kill you. I will just say I shot you while you tried to run away.
-Police officer to a detainee, overheard by family members of another detainee…
Malaysia’s use of criminal laws to arrest, question, and prosecute individuals for peaceful speech and assembly has deepened in the year since Human Rights Watch published Creating a Culture of Fear: The Criminalization of…
I have no hope of getting justice in this crooked system.
—Umar Daraz, Karachi, January 2016
How do you expect us to recover stolen items from hardened criminals? Do you think they will agree if we say, ‘Be nice to us and return…
“We Can Torture, Kill, or Keep You for Years”
Enforced Disappearances by Pakistan Security Forces in Balochistan
Map of Balochistan
Background: Conflict and Abuses in…
Detained Without Trial
Abuse of Internal Security Act Detainees in Malaysia
Abuse and Ill-Treatment of ISA Detainees in Kamunting Detention Center
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