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Detention of Adilur Rahman Khan at KLIA, Malaysia

Detention of Adilur Rahman Khan at KLIA, Malaysia. Statement of Odhikar, 21 July 2017 At approximately 11:00 pm (Bangladesh time), on 19 July 2017, Adilur Rahman Khan Advocate of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh and Secretary of Odhikar, boarded a Malaysia Airlines flight, MH 113, to Kuala Lumpur to attend the Second General Assembly Meeting […]

July 21, 2017 | Read full story | Comments are closed

A Joint Statement by AHRC and Odhikar on BANGLADESH: Institutionalization of torture within law enforcement defeats the purpose of criminalization

23 June 2017 A Joint Statement by the Asian Human Rights Commission and Odhikar on the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture BANGLADESH: Institutionalization of torture within law enforcement defeats the purpose of criminalization Bangladesh’s law enforcement agencies have institutionalized torture within their day-to-day operations. Policing, maintaining law and order, and conducting crime […]

June 30, 2017 | Read full story | Comments are closed

BANGLADESH: Peoples’mobilization needed to end enforced disappearances

25 May 2017 A Joint Statement by the Asian Human Rights Commission, the Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances, and Odhikar, on the International Week of the Disappeared BANGLADESH: Peoples’mobilization needed to end enforced disappearances Hong Kong/Dhaka/Manila; 25 May 2017: Enforced disappearance is universally recognized as a ‘crime against humanity’ under International Law. This crime is […]

May 29, 2017 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Urgent Appeal – The Observatory: Bangladesh: Arbitrary detention of two journalists associated with Odhikar

The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a partnership of the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) and FIDH, condemns the arbitrary detention and judicial harassment of Messrs. Hasan Ali and Aslam Ali, which is only aimed at punishing them for their legitimate human rights activities. Both have actively cooperated with Odhikar, and Mr. Hasan Ali has conducted several fact-finding missions […]

May 13, 2017 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Joint Statement on the World Press Freedom Day by AHRC, FORUM-ASIA and Odhikar

3 May 2017 A Joint Statement by the Asian Human Rights Commission, FORUM-ASIA and Odhikar BANGLADESH: Press Freedom cannot be achieved without effective justice institutions Bangkok/Kathmandu/Hong Kong/Dhaka: The World Press Freedom Day, on 3 May, is celebrated as an occasion to revisit the essence of fundamental principles of the freedom of press. The state of […]

May 6, 2017 | Read full story | Comments are closed

When marriage is for money

FIFTEEN-year-old child bride Babli Akter’s fate took a horrible turn when she was allegedly killed by her husband Rashedul and her in laws on January 27 this year as her family could not pay the Tk 3 lakh as dowry (Manabzamin, January 28, 2017). Dowry is nothing more than marital extortion. Dowry marriage mostly consists […]

March 9, 2017 | Read full story | Comments are closed