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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

Urgent alert : human rights defender under threat

Shampa Goswami is 32 years old and a mother. She is a teacher in a primary school in Kaligonj in the district of Satkhira. Shampa participated in a human rights defenders training programme run by Odhikar in early 2011 and is now a woman human rights defender, working in Odhikar’s violence against women project. In May […]

November 25, 2011 | Read full story | Comments { 0 }

Open letter to the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders

The Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD), a regional federation of human rights organizations of advocates and families of the disappeared in Asia working directly on the issue of enforced disappearance, is deeply concerned with the bleak situation of human rights defenders (HRDs) in Asia, whose difficult work for human rights protection in their respective […]

August 16, 2011 | Read full story | Comments { 0 }

A call for investigation of state intimidation of Adilur Rahman Khan & Odhikar

The Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL), an organization and network of democracy and political rights promoting groups, wishes to express its concern regarding the continued harassment and intimidation of Odhikar and its staff. In particular, the harassment of its Secretary Advocate Adilur Rahman Khan gives ANFREL concern that the government is attempting to intimidate […]

March 28, 2011 | Read full story | Comments { 0 }

Call for the end of harassment against Odhikar staff

The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), a membership based regional human rights organization, writes this letter expressing their deep concerns over the continued harassment of Mr. Adilur Rahman Khan and Odhikar by national security agencies. Mr. Khan, a prominent human rights defender, is an advocate in the Supreme Court of Bangladesh and […]

March 23, 2011 | Read full story | Comments { 0 }