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Open Letter to Ms. Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh

The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a joint programme of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), wishes to express its deepest concern about the recent decision of the Bangladeshi authorities to cancel a human rights project led by Odhikar. Open letter Hasina-Urgent appeal-2009 (full […]

September 3, 2009 | Read full story | Comments { 0 }

Bangladesh : Government cancels human rights defender organisation’s project

Urgent Appeal published by Frontline in support of Odhikar. Odhikar has received a letter on 31 August 2009 from the NGO Affairs Bureau informing the organisation that the Ministry of Home Affairs had objected to one of its projects entitled “Human Rights Defenders Training and Advocacy Programme in Bangladesh,” and that it was thereby cancelled. […]

September 2, 2009 | Read full story | Comments { 0 }

Odhikar statement on the reference to the Supreme Court regarding BDR mutiny case

 August 24, 2009 Odhikar welcomes the decision of the Government to send the BDR mutiny matter to the Supreme Court to seek advice under Article 106 of the Constitution of the Peoples Republic of Bangladesh regarding the law under which the trial should take place signifying the sovereign jurisdiction of the Supreme Court in interpreting constitution and recognising the […]

August 24, 2009 | Read full story | Comments { 0 }

Statement on election violence

Dates Covered: 14-24 December 2008

December 24, 2008 | Read full story | Comments { 0 }

17 persons were killed by law enforcers in February 2007

According to the documentation of Odhikar, on human rights violations which occurred during 01 to 28 February 2007, as many as 17 persons were killed by the law enforcement agencies. Of them, 9 were killed by the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), 5 by police, 1 by the army, 1 by joint forces and 1 by […]

March 1, 2007 | Read full story | Comments { 0 }

Indian Border Security Force (BSF) and Indian miscreants kill 607 Bangladeshis in 7 years

Trespass into Bangladesh territory by the Indian Border Security Force (BSF) has caused terrible human rights violations at the border areas in Bangladesh. Bangladeshi people are killed, injured, abducted, arrested by BSF. It has also been alleged that acts of rape and mugging have been perpetrated by BSF at the border areas. Continuous attacks on […]

February 25, 2007 | Read full story | Comments { 0 }