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Bangladesh: Judicial harassment of Adilur Rahman Khan and ASM Nasiruddin Elan

New information BGD 001 / 0813 / OBS 074.9 Judicial harassment / Reprisals Bangladesh November 11, 2021 The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a partnership of the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) and FIDH, has received new information and requests your urgent intervention in the following situation in Bangladesh. New information: The […]

November 13, 2021 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Bangladesh: Abdul Kaium held in judicial custody on fabricated charges

On 14 May 2019, human rights defender Abdul Kaium was sent to the Mymensingh Central Jail and is due to be held there until his next court hearing, for which no date has been fixed. Abdul Kaium is a journalist and member of human rights organisation Odhikar’s Human Rights Defenders’ Network. He has provided professional […]

May 21, 2019 | Read full story | Comments are closed

The Observatory: Bangladesh: Slanderous accusations against Odhikar

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November 15, 2018 | 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

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