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150 case studies of the atrocities by the Myanmar Military: Between January to November 2017 Odhikar carried out a fact finding mission in several places in Cox’s Bazaar where Rohingya refugees have been kept. These places include both registered and unregistered camps in areas such as Shah Porir Dwip, Teknaf, Leda village, Palong Khali and […]

December 10, 2017 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Bangladesh: Impunity reigns for human rights violations against Santal people

Odhikar, FIDH and the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) published a joint report, entitled “Slap on the wrist: Impunity for human rights violations against Santal community members in Bangladesh”, based on a fact-finding mission conducted by Odhikar from 19 to 22 November 2016. The report documents a series of attacks against members of the Santal community […]

July 25, 2017 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Allegation of torture to a school boy after detaining him at Jessore Kotowali Police Station

On June 8, 2016 at around 2:30 pm, Sub-Inspector (SI) Biplob Hossain, In-charge of Upashahar Police Outpost, arrested Ainul Haque Rohit (16), a student of class X at Badsha Faisal Islami Institute, from his house. Ainul Haque Rohit is the son of Kamal Hossain and Juli Begum, residents of Sector- 1, Upashahar Union Parishad- 5 […]

October 16, 2016 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Allegation of the killing of Shahid Al Mahmud by police 16 days after his disappearance

Shahid Al Mahmud (22) was the son of Rajab Ali and Josna Begum, residents of Badanpur of Kalicharanpur Union under Jhenaidah Sadar upazila. He was a student of Jhenaidah Siddikiya Aliya Madrassa and an activist of the Bangladesh Islami Chhatra Shibir . On June 14 at around 12:15am, Shahid was taken away by a group […]

September 8, 2016 | Read full story | Comments are closed

BANGLADESH:Human rights defenders trapped in a polarised political environment

In November 2012, the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) sent an international fact-finding mission to Bangladesh in the framework of their joint programme, the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders being alerted by reports from various non-governmental organisations (NGOs), including their Bangladeshi member-organisation Odhikar. The […]

March 11, 2014 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Police allegedly tortured Jonayed Hossain Leon, General Secretary of Chhatra Dal of Kapasia upazila unit in Gazipur district

Junayed Hossain Leon (30), son of late Abdul Gani Master and Ismat Ara Begum and a resident of Targaon village under Kapasia Upazila in Gazipur District was tortured in police lockup after he was arrested on November 25, 2013 from the house of late Mosarrof Hossain at Pabur village in Gazipur, alleged Shamima Chowdhury, wife […]

December 12, 2013 | Read full story | Comments are closed