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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

A new phase of attack on Odhikar by the Anti Corruption Commission

Odhikar is facing severe state oppression since 2013 due to reporting on enforced disappearances, torture and extrajudicial killings and conducting human rights monitoring activities. As part of the oppression, Odhikar and local HRDs, who are associated with Odhikar, are facing false charges, detention, intimidation and harassment. Odhikar’s computers were confiscated and they contained sensitive and […]

May 27, 2016 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Joint Statement: BANGLADESH: Call for justice after another police shooting of a human rights defender

April 6, 2016 A Joint Statement by the Asian Human Rights Commission, the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders [a joint programme of FIDH and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT)], and Odhikar. The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, the Asian Human Rights Commission, and Odhikar urge the global human […]

April 6, 2016 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Immediately Release Mr. ASM Nasiruddin Elan, Director of Bangladeshi human rights organization, Odhikar and stop the attack against human rights defenders

“The recent rejection of the bail application of Mr. ASM Nasirrudin Elan on charges similar to those filed against its recently released Secretary, Mr. Adilur Rhaman Khan only means that Odhikar is effective in its human rights reports because it unmasks the government’s false claim of complying with its human rights obligations,” AFAD Chair Mugiyanto said […]

November 14, 2013 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Alarming escalation of threats to human rights defenders

As two members of prominent human rights NGO Odhikar will face trial tomorrow in Dhaka in relation to their human rights activities, the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, an FIDH-OMCT joint programme, publishes today an international mission report on the situation of human rights defenders in Bangladesh. (full text in English)  

November 9, 2013 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Arrest of Odhikar Director, a new step in persecution of prominent human rights organisation

The World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) and the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), within the framework of the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, express their deep concern as Mr. ASM Nasiruddin Elan, the Director of the prominent human rights non-governmental organisation Odhikar, was sent to jail today after he appeared before […]

November 6, 2013 | Read full story | Comments are closed