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BANGLADESH: Government must end torture and fully implement recommendations made by the UN Committee against Torture

On the occasion of the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture (26 June), the Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD), the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC), the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), Odhikar, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) remember and pay tribute to victims of […]

June 30, 2020 | Read full story | Comments are closed

BANGLADESH: Government must stop enforced disappearances and provide special care to families of the disappeared during COVID-19

In Bangladesh, enforced disappearances continue to take place even during the COVID-19 pandemic, targeting opposition political activists and individuals who are critical of the government’s response to the pandemic. According to information documented by Odhikar, 10 people disappeared from January to April 2020. Disappeared persons are often victims of torture and extrajudicial killings and many […]

May 25, 2020 | Read full story | Comments are closed

AFAD Celebrates the 2020 International Women’s Day

Manila: It can be argued that enforced disappearance (ED) might very well take on a woman’s face. This year the Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD) celebrates the International Women’s Day by remembering the collective and individual struggles of women family members of ED victims. These women who bear the burden of having a loved […]

March 10, 2020 | Read full story | Comments are closed

“Other than in war situation, there’s no precedence of so many people being killed on a border”

The recent spike in the killings of civilians along the India-Bangladesh border has created a row between the border guards of two countries. A meeting conducted between the senior border officials of two countries failed to break the ground, with both of them accusing each other of escalation. A flag meeting was called, after killing […]

February 9, 2020 | Read full story | Comments are closed

ফেলানী হত্যার নয়বছর : ভারতীয় সীমান্ত রক্ষী বাহিনী (বিএসএফ) কর্তৃক সীমান্তে বাংলাদেশী নাগরিকদের হত্যা ও মানবাধিকার লংঘনের বিরুদ্ধে অধিকার এর বিবৃতি

ঢাকা, ৬ জানুয়ারি ২০২০: ৭ জানুয়ারি ২০২০ ভারতীয় সীমান্তরক্ষী বাহিনী বিএসএফ’র হাতে বাংলাদেশী কিশোরী ফেলানী হত্যার নবম বার্ষিকী। ২০১১ সালের এই দিনে বিএসএফ’র সদস্যরা বাংলাদেশ ভারত-সীমান্তে গুলি করে এই কিশোরীকে হত্যা করে তাঁর লাশ সীমান্তের কাঁটাতারে ঝুলিয়ে রাখে। কিন্তু ফেলানী হত্যার সঙ্গে সরাসরি জড়িত বিএসএফ সদস্য অমিয় ঘোষ এবং তার নির্দেশদাতা উর্দ্ধতন কর্মকর্তার কোনো শাস্তি […]

January 6, 2020 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Felani murdered nine years ago: Odhikar’s statement on the killings of and human rights violations on Bangladeshi nationals along the border by Indian Border Security Force

Dhaka, 6 January 2020: January 7, 2020 marks nine years since the death anniversary of Felani Khatun, a Bangladeshi adolescent who was shot dead by the Indian Border Security Force (BSF). In 2011, on this day, BSF members shot and killed Felani Khatun at the India-Bangladesh border and hanged her body from the fence. However, […]

January 6, 2020 | Read full story | Comments are closed