Complaint of the death of BDR member Mobarak at the Pilkahna BDR Headquarters

On the 22nd of March, , Nayak Mobarak Hossain(42), the who was on duty in the riffles security unit at the Pilkhana Bangladesh Riffles(BDR) Head Quarters(HQ) passed away at the Dhaka Medical Collage hospital(DMCH) after being assaulted by the army men, as complained by the deceased’s family. While investigation it was found that Late Mobarak […]

March 22, 2009 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Annual activity report 2008

The human rights situation deteriorated massively in Bangladesh after the caretaker government had seized national power and proclaimed the State of Emergency in 2007.  The caretaker government then announced to the public that it was holding a democratic election in December, 2008. The 19th Parliamentary Election would be held on 9 December, 2008, freely and […]

March 12, 2009 | Read full story | Comments are closed

BDR member Mozammel Hoque was allegedly tortured to death in Pilkhana BDR Head Quarters

On 9 March 2009, Nayak Subedar Mozammel Hoque (50), died while in confinement in the BDR Headquarters in Pilkhana, Dhaka. Mozammel was the son of late Alimuddin Dewan and Momena Begum of Jhargram village of Naogaon district. His family alleged that he had been tortured to death. The fact-finding mission took place on 1 and […]

March 9, 2009 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Soldier Al Masum allegedly tortured after the Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) mutiny

Al Masum is the eldest of five children of Motahar Hossain and Razia Begum of Dohorpara village, Kotalipara Thana of Gopalgonj district. He was a soldier of the 24 Battalion of BDR. His family alleged that he was arrested in March 2009 and subsequently tortured due to the incident of BDR mutiny at Pilkhana, Dhaka. At […]

March 7, 2009 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Human rights monitoring report : February 2009

The February 2009 monthly human rights monitoring report describes the human rights situation in Bangladesh, specifically describing the following areas: Odhikar expresses its grave concern over the violence that occurred in the BDR Head Quarters between February 25 and 26 Acceptance of Anti Terrorism Bill opens the way to human rights violation Prolonged post election […]

March 1, 2009 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Yasin Hossain, a painter commissioned by the BDR, died due to lack of proper medical treatment and for keeping him in degrading atmosphere

On 26 February, 2009, Yasin Hossain (50) was arrested by Army, while unwell, from Pilkhana and admitted to the National Institute of Kidney Diseases and Urology Hospital. His family alleged that on 7 April, 2009 at 8.30 in the morning, he died due to lack of proper medical treatment and keeping him in degrading atmosphere. Yasin Hossain was […]

February 26, 2009 | Read full story | Comments are closed