Banishing barbarous torture

June 26, 2016 by CR Abrar International DayToday, June 26, is being globally commemorated as International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. Torture denies inherent dignity of human beings and has a lasting debilitating effect on the victim’s personality. Termed by the United Nations as one of the vilest acts perpetrated by human beings […]

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Letter from the Anti Corruption Commission

Dear Friends This afternoon I received a letter from the Anti Corruption Commission which stated that the investigation regarding the money laundering allegations against Odhikar had yielded no proof and had thus been recorded as having been ‘resolved’.  I have attached the original Bangla version and an English translation here. Once again, thank you so […]

June 22, 2016 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Of bail and bail bandits

June 18, 2016 The independence of the judiciary, respect for the rule of law and respect for fundamental rights are some of the foundations of a democratic society. The more these are abused, the weaker democracy will become, writes Saira Rahman Khan IN THE past few days there has been a slight flurry in the […]

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CITIZENSHIP LAW 2016: Need for thorough scrutiny, drastic revision

June 10, 2016 by CR Abrar MEDIA reports inform that in early February the cabinet has approved the Citizenship Act 2016. The text is likely to be placed in the parliament in its next session. The act is meant to supersede the Citizenship Act 1951 and the Bangladesh Citizenship (Temporary Provisions) Order 1972. A sensitive […]

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মানবাধিকার প্রতিবেদনঃ মে ২০১৬

মে ২০১৬ এর মাসিক মানবাধিকার প্রতিবেদনে বাংলাদেশের মানবাধিকার অবস্থার নিন্মোক্ত বিষয়গুলো বর্ণনা করা হলোঃ সংবাদ মাধ্যম ও মতপ্রকাশের স্বাধীনতায় হস্তক্ষেপ রাজনৈতিক সহিংসতা এবং স্থানীয় সরকার নির্বাচনে সরকারি দলের ব্যাপক অনিয়ম  ধরে নিয়ে যাওয়ার পর গুম করার অভিযোগ বিচারবহির্ভূত হত্যাকাণ্ড বাঁশখালীর গণ্ডামারা এলাকাবাসীর ওপর হামলা ও হয়রানি অব্যাহত  আইন শৃংখলা রক্ষাকারী বাহিনীর সদস্যদের আইনবহির্ভূত আচরণ গণপিটুনীতে […]

June 1, 2016 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Human rights monitoring report: May 2016

The May 2016 monthly human rights monitoring report describes the human rights situation in Bangladesh, specifically describing the following areas: Hindrance to freedom of expression and the media Political violence and vote rigging in local government elections Allegations of enforced disappearance Extrajudicial killings Attacks and harassment on inhabitants of Gondamara in Banshkhali Unlawful acts of […]

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