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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

Release Human Rights Defender Elan Immediately

The Asian Human Rights Commission condemns the detention of ASM Nasiruddin Elan and demands his immediate release. Mr. ASM Nasiruddin Elan, Director of Bangladeshi human rights organization, Odhikar, has been detained in prison by the Cyber Crimes Tribunal of Dhaka, today, November 6, 2013. This detention is part of the continued repression against the whistle-blowers […]

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

Nasiruddin Elan, Bangladeshi activist, detained and at risk of torture

It is with extreme alarm that CIVICUS demands the Bangladeshi government halt its campaign of harassment against Odhikar, Bangladesh’s leading human rights organization. Odhikar has been drawing attention to human rights abuses since 1994. Odhikar’s Director, Nasiruddin Elan, and its Secretary, Adilur Rahman Khan, stand accused of committing offences under the controversial and recently amended […]

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

Joint Open Letter to the Prime Minister of Bangladesh on the continued detention of Adilur Rahman Khan

On September 11, 2013 a joint open letter to the Prime Minister of Bangladesh was issued by 32 regional and international organisations on the continued detention of Adilur Rahman Khan and harassment of Odhikar. Adilur Rahman Khan is one of Bangladesh’s most prominent human rights defenders and the Secretary of Odhikar. He is also a […]

September 13, 2013 | Read full story | Comments are closed