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 […]

February 3, 2009 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Human rights monitoring report : January 2009

The January 2009 monthly human rights monitoring report describes the human rights situation in Bangladesh, specifically describing the following areas:  Post Parliament election violence continues Upazila election violence Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Hearing at UNHRC Intelligence agencies Extrajudicial killings India-Bangladesh border violence Repression on ethnic minority communities Freedom of expression Rape Dowry related violence Acid […]

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

Submission by Odhikar and FIDH to the Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review on Bangladesh

Odhikar, a duly established human rights organisation in Bangladesh, and FIDH submit this information on Bangladesh under the General Guidelines for submission of information for Universal Periodic Review. Odhikar had long been concerned about precarious human rights conditions in Bangladesh, but this report covers situations documented by the organisation for the last three years i.e.01 […]

February 1, 2009 | Read full story | Comments { 0 }

Allegations of Habib being tortured to death by the Police at Chandgaon, Chittagong

It was unearthed through fact-finding that Md. Habib (18) and Arif (20) were arrested by a group of Police Officers led by SI Md. Rafique in the Chandgaon Police Station in the Chittagong municipality’s Badamtol area at 3.45 am on January 28, 2009. Following the arrest, Md. Habib and Arif were taken to the Police Station. The […]

January 28, 2009 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Upazila Parishad Election Observation Annex-2009

Odhikar, a human rights organisation, has been observing elections as a part of its organisational spectrum of work. Since its inception in 1994, Odhikar has established itself as a credible and reliable organisation in Bangladesh in the area of election observation, both national and local. Internationally, it has earned a good reputation and established relationship […]

January 27, 2009 | Read full story | Comments { 0 }