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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

Arrest and enforced disappearance of Mohammad Anwarul Islam by Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) members

On April 5, 2013 at around 2:25am, members of  Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) -5 arrested Mr. Mohammad Anwarul Islam (28) the son of Mohammad Israil and Mosammat Nurjahan Begumof Angariapara village in Chapainawabganj from house number 175 of Bil-Shimla Moholla under Rajpara Police Station in Rajshahi district. Later, when family members contacted the RAB-5 office, […]

August 4, 2013 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Police allegedly killed one at Dotterhaat of Sadar upazila and two others at Rajganj of Begumganj upazila of Noakhali district

On February 28, 2013, Delwar Hossain Sayeedi was awarded death penalty (by hanging till death) by the International Crimes Tribunal-1 for committing war crimes during the liberation war of 1971. In protest of this judgment, supporters of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami observed ‘hartal’ (general strike) at Dotterhaat of Sadar upazila and Rajganj of Begumganj upazila of Noakhali. […]

July 18, 2013 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Temples and residences of Hindu minority attacked in Rajganj of Begumganj Upazila in Noakhali district

On February 28, 2013 the International Crimes Tribunal-1 sentenced Secretary General of Jamaat-e-Islami Bangladesh, Delwar Hossain Sayeedi with death penalty for crimes committed against humanity during the liberation war of 1971. In protest against the judgment, Jamaat-e-Islami called for hartal all over the country, which claimed five lives in brutal clashes between the police and the activists […]

July 10, 2013 | Read full story | Comments are closed