Born in England of Scots/Irish parents Stewart was raised in Hong Kong where he lives with his wife, family and cats. His first short story was published in the late eighties and his first novel, The Sorceress in 1994.
Simon was meandering home from work. It’d been a long day, the transportation was packed and he was in no rush to get home so he could listen to his Mother-in-Law telling him about how her other sons, Sons and Daughters -in-Law were earning so much more than he was and living in much bigger, better apartments. Her name was Leung and she was mother to three daughters and two sons.
He stopped off at a convenience store and bought himself two cans of beer. Ta
Detective Sergeant Leung was not a happy man. He had fought long and hard to be transferred to the Criminal Investigate Division, the CID, and he had just received the info that he was to head up a three man team to investigate missing persons in the Tai Po area. Missing persons were the responsibility of the relevant station, not the CID. He went for the meeting scheduled with his boss, a Chief Inspector who had, so far, spent most of his tenure as head of E-Section behind
(Lanka-e-News- 24.Aug.2014, 7.00PM) Information has been received that the executive director of the Asian Human Rights Commission, a regional NGO based in Hong Kong, has been telling falsehoods to members of his staff with regard to payments and other matters and that the management and chairman of the board have offered him impunity.
This is of particular concern as the issue of impunity has been at the forefront of the AHRC’s attacks on the Sri Lanka Police Service and other bran
Counting down the days to my departure from the Asian Human Rights Commission. My last day is the 30th June but I will actually leave at 1 PM on the 27th.
Many good memories and some sad
We fought tooth and nail for five years to save the life of Rizana Nafeek, a 17-year-old Sri Lankan girl falsely accused of murdering an infant in Saudi Arabia, before the bastards beheaded her, regardless of international condemnation and pleas for clemency f
This is one of the most important statements ever produced by the AHRC Pakistan Desk - it shows the unadulterated brutality of the Pakistani police.
May 14, 2014
The citizens of Pakistan watched a video recording of a police encounter on all the television channels where a man who had been pronounced dead started crying and screaming that he was alive. The police ignored his cries for help and dragged him by the hair into a police van
The attempted murder of an anchorperson of a popular media house triggered the open discussion on the role of the ISI in dealing with the freedom of expression and the media as a whole. Indeed, this is not the first occasion that the role of the ISI was brought up as a conspirator in the affairs of the state. However, the involvement of the ISI has always been swept under the carpet on the
I am not suggesting for one minute that two wrongs make a right or that Sri Lanka should not be held accountable. However, the call by the Sri Lankan government that people in glass houses shouldn't throw stones is a valid one. The United Nations and the United States of America are calling for an investigation into human rights abuses by the Sri Lankan government and LTTE. Sadly, one of the regular responses by the Sri Lankan govern
I, John Stewart Sloan, take you, Airyn Rano Lentija, to be my lawfully wedded wife, to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, until death do us part.
And you have been there for me,
when I was sick.
Even before we were married,
You were there for me.
You have been there for me
when I was weak
when I was foolish,
and when I was selfish
My last article for the Middle East Monitor. I say the 'last' article because I have recently been asked to sign a petition that, if followed, would allow the Palestinians to mistreat the Israelis in the same manner in which they have been treated the Palestinians. I am not defending the Zionists but two wrongs don't make a right.
PALESTINE: The United Nations and the need for America to wake up
The article may be seen at: https://www.facebook.com/l.
The United Nations under Ban Ki Moon has announced that 2014 is the International Year of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. Despite the fact that Palestine is a ‘non-member observer state’ and the year being dedicated to solidarity with the country and six resolutions being passed against Israel, nothing much in the way of progress has been seen. Israeli atrocities continue to happen and in one recent incident alone, Israeli soldiers ordered the members of a hous
Due to the ethnic conflict between Israel and Palestine a blockade has been imposed on most of the country of Palestine. The supply of electricity and running water has been cut off and Palestinian commerce virtually brought to a halt due to the stringent travel restrictions imposed by the Israelis. This has brought the economy to a standstill but it is not so much a case of not having enough money to buy food but rather the fact that there is no food to buy.
I am happy (and a little proud) to inform you that one of Airyn's poems, 'Badjaos meet Joseph' has been used on the back cover of a book published by the organiser of the Badjao project, Joseph Zanetti Jr. in collaboration with Rochelle Rubio.
FYI (From Wikipedia) The Bajau (/ˈbædʒɔː/, also spelled Badjao, Bajaw, Bajao, Bajo, Badjau, or Badjaw), are a Moro indigenous ethnic group of Maritime Southeast Asia. The Bajau continue to live a seaborne life
The Neglected Genocide - Human rights abuses against Papuans in the Central Highlands, 1977-1978, co-published by the Asian Human Rights Commission and ICP (Human Rights and Peace for Papua), is a report detailing a series of human rights abuses that took place in the Central Highlands of Papua, during the military operations in 1977-1978. In this publication, the AHRC reports that at least 4,146 Papuans, including children, women, and the elderly were killed. The research found that the methods
(Four years ago on November 21st a horrendous massacre took place in Maquindanao in the Southern Philippines on the island of Mindanao. The family members of the victims still seek justice with no help or assistance from the government of President Aquino. I was proud to have been asked to assist in the writing of this Press Release by the Philippines Desk of the Asian Human Rights Commission)
(I was recently asked to write a review for the latest issue of Torture - Asian and Global Perspectives, a magazine which is jointly published by the Asian Human Rights Commission and DIGNITY).
November 28, 2013
John Stewart Sloan
The latest issue of Torture - Asian and Global Perspectives covers the issue of military torture in the article, Psychodynamic - Military torture in UN peace operations. This article by Claus Kold raises the question of human rig
(This is what happens when I get bored in the office)
A old story, slightly amended by Stewart Sloan
It was a dark and stormy night and two nuns were driving down a mountain road in Transylvania in an old, decrepit Volkswagen. The driver was Sr. Agatha, an old Irish battleaxe and her passenger was Sr. Maria Gonzalez Alonso Reyes (who was from Spain). Suddenly, without warning, which is usually what happens when something happens suddenly, a hideous vampire landed on the