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Indian Border Security Force (BSF) killed 3 people in Thakurgaon border

It was reported that on 30 January 2008 Moshir Uddin (27), Ataur Rahman (26) and Shahidul Islam (20) were killed by Indian Border Security Force (BSF) at Bangladesh-India border at Baliadangi upazilla1 in Thakurgaon district. Thakurgaon-BSF killed people-Fact Finding Report-2008  (full text in English, PDF) Thakurgaon-BSF killed people-Fact Finding Report-2008 (full text in Bangla, PDF)

April 1, 2008 | Read full story | Comments { 0 }

Three persons including a BDR personnel injured during shooting by BSF at the Birampur border of Dinajpur

Three persons including a BDR personnel injured during shooting by BSF at the Birampur border of Dinajpur On January 29, 2008, three persons, Md. Tofajjal Hossain Tofa (25), Md. Nurul Islam (45) and BDR officer Latukhan were injured after being fired upon by the BSF at the Kochpara border located between South Damodorpur of Birampur, […]

March 29, 2008 | Read full story | Comments { 0 }

A man allegedly killed by BDR at Feni

Md. Kamal Uddin (28), son of late Latu Miah, who was a resident of the village North Birinchi under Ward No. 5 of Feni Pouroshobha, was arrested by Taskforce during its anti narcotics drive on January 20, 2008. It has been alleged by Kamal’s family that due to immense beatings by the BDR personnel following […]

March 21, 2008 | Read full story | Comments { 0 }

Police action on protesting garment workers

This fact-finding report relates to the unrest of the garments workers of Mirpur in Dhaka and surrounding areas, which erupted on January 8, 2008. Garments workers placed their 8 point demands to the owner of MBM Garments. Their demands included: Their full salaries Overtime Payment of unpaid portion of salaries Ending the sacking of garments […]

March 8, 2008 | Read full story | Comments { 0 }

A man killed in alleged encounter with RAB in Agargaon, Dhaka

At around 10 O’ clock in the morning on the day of Eid ul-Adha on December 21, 2007 Md. Abdul Hannan alias Hanna (38) left home to buy hide of the sacrificed animals. Later on, he was allegedly held and taken away by a group of people in RAB uniform from a road near Premgali […]

January 4, 2008 | Read full story | Comments { 0 }

Journalist Noor Ahmed tortured and forced to stay away from profession by RAB in Sylhet

Noor Ahmed, the editor of the daily newspaper Doinik Sylhet Protidin and also the General Secretary of the Sylhet Press Club, alleged that on April 7, 2007, several officers of RAB 9 arrested him and subjected him to severe torture after which he was handed over to the police following the filing of an extortion […]

April 7, 2007 | Read full story | Comments { 0 }