Youth

Bangladesh: Undertake a judicial investigation into Romel Chakma’s death and deliver justice immediately

10 May 2017 Forty indigenous peoples and human rights organizations, in a letter sent to Bangladesh’s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wazed today, called for immediate judicial investigation into the death of Romel Chakma, who died after allegedly being tortured by Bangladesh Army officers. Further, the organizations have urged for effective justice for the death, including compensation for …

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Bangladesh: Cruel killing of Romel Chakma – Media coverage, Statement of Army & Police, and Propaganda

Though the death of Romel Chakma on 19 April 2017 went viral with the social media and caused heightened agony among the masses, no national daily was noticed to publish news on Romel’s death till 21 April. It was not only the case with the national dailies, no news over death of Romel Chakma was …

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Thailand: Investigate Army Killing of Indigenous Lahu Youth Activist

21 March 2017 [FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE] (Chiang Mai) – Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) calls on the Thai authorities to effectively investigate into the killing of indigenous Lahu youth activist, Chaiyaphum Pasae, without any delay. Chaiyaphum, 17, was shot dead by an army soldier as alleged drug suspect on 17 March in northwest Chiang Mai Province. According to …

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Statement of Indigenous Peoples in Thailand on Shooting of Mr. Chaiyaphum Pasae: An Ethnic Lahu Activist and Chair of the Tonkla Indigenous Youth Network

On 17 March 2017, Mr. Chaiyaphum Pasae, a 17-year-old 10th grade student and ethnic Lahu activist and Chair of the Tonkla Indigenous Youth Network, was extra-judicial killed by a soldiers attached to the 5th Cavalry Action Task Force, 2nd Cavalry Company, stationed at the narcotics inspection check point located at Rin Luang Village, Muang Na Sub-district, Chiangdao District, …

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JOAS Youth Jamboree Declaration 2016

INDIGENOUS YOUTH DECLARATION JOAS Youth Jamboree 2016 We, the 72 indigenous youth from Malaysia that consist of Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah & Sarawak andthe  indigenous  youth delegates from Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar, Bangladesh, North East India, Indonesia, Nepal and the Philippines gathered for the JOAS Youth Jamboree at Shah Alam Botanical Park, Selangor, Malaysia on 4thand 5th August …

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Press statement: upscale the recognition of land rights of indigenous peoples as key to forest-based solutions to climate change

Forest is the lifeline and cultural heritage of more than 100 million indigenous peoples in Asia. According to the World Bank Study “The Role of Indigenous Peoples in Biodiversity Conservation: the Natural but Often Forgotten Partners” traditional indigenous territories encompass up to 22 percent of the world’s land surface and they coincide with areas that …

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