Odhikar

Nazrul Islam was allegedly arrested and then disappeared by RAB

Mohammad Nazrul Islam (38) is the son of late Soloyman Sarkar and Zohura Begum of Jhaoil village in Kamarkhand upazilla of Shirajganj. At around 5.30 pm on June 13, 2012, Nazrul Islam was allegedly arrested and then disappeared by RAB-12 members.

Nazrul Islam was working in the vegetable plot beside the rail-crossing near his house, when RAB arrested him. Then they forcefully took him to the RAB-12 head office in a motorcycle and confined him. Since then he has been missing, his family alleged.

Statement of Odhikar

In Bangladesh, the incident of enforced disappearance is increasing. It is already evident that the position against all extra-judicial killing and torture, declared by the government in the United Nations Human Rights Council, was actually meaningless.

RAB-12 denied the allegation of abducting Nazrul Islam despite of evidence to the contrary. According to the Convention related to enforced disappearance, this is an incident of enforced disappearance. Odhikar is concerned about this matter and demands the Human Rights Commission take this matter into its account and that the government take steps for proper investigation and recovery of Nazrul Islam.

fact-finding-disappearances-Nazrul Islam-2012-eng (full text in English, PDF)

fact-finding-disappearances-Nazrul Islam-2012-Ban (full text in Bangla, PDF)

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