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

Death of Upazilla Porishod (UP) Chairman Abu Zafor Molla in Ujirpur Upazilla in Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) and Police encounter

On 27th December 2008, at around 1:30 in the morning, Chairman of Shatla Union Abu Zafor Molla (50) of South Shatla village of Ujirpur upazilla, Parvez Bali (36), Boni Amin Bali (30) and Manik Biswas (35) were caught by the public from near Labanshara Halima Khatun Senior Mohila Madrasa of Banaripara upazilla of Barisal District. […]

February 26, 2009 | Read full story | Comments { 0 }

Final report : Election Violence Education and Resolution (EVER)

This report details the findings from the Election Violence Education and Resolution (EVER) program, designed by IFES and implemented by Odhikar for the December 28, 2008 parliamentary election in Bangladesh. The EVER program is designed document accurate information about incidents of election-related violence in a methodologically reliable manner, so that stakeholders in the electoral process […]

February 16, 2009 | Read full story | Comments { 0 }

Samsel Islam Robin shot and killed by the Police at Kotchandpur, Jhenaidaha

It was alleged by the family members of the deceased that Samsel Islam Robin (42), son of Fakir Mondol from the village of Sreerampur, Magura, was shot and killed by the Police of the district Detective Branch beside the Kaliganj-Dorshona road near the Kotchandpur bus-stand at 12.00 pm on February 3, 2009. fact-finding-extrajudicial killings-Samsel Islam Robin-2009-eng (full text […]

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