Human rights monitoring report : May 2008

The May 2008 monthly human rights monitoring report describes the human rights situation in Bangladesh, specifically describing the following areas: Concern over the Indian High Commissioner’s comment on the extrajudicial killings on the border Stop mass arrests Stop putting fetters on prisoners Freedom of expression Extrajudicial killings Rape Dowry Acid violence Death in jail The report […]

June 1, 2008 | Read full story | Comments are closed

A young man allegedly beaten to death by RAB at Shariatpur

Md. Afzal Khan (21), a resident of the village of Binodpur Charerkandi at Shariatpur district was arrested by a team of RAB-8 on March 18, 2008. Afzal’s family alleged that he later on fell ill due to torture by RAB and died on March 20 while receiving treatment at the Dhaka Medical College Hospital. Shariatpur-Young […]

May 18, 2008 | Read full story | Comments { 0 }

16 months of emergency in Bangladesh : fundamental rights in the Constitution must be restored

Odhikar monitors status of human rights situations according to the standard set by Constitution of Bangladesh as well as in various international instruments. For the last 16 months, since the State of Emergency proclaimed on January 11, 2007, Odhikar paid special attention to Emergency as such an extraordinary measure in itself constitute major challenge to […]

May 12, 2008 | Read full story | Comments { 0 }

A man was allegedly tortured to death by the police of Kushtia

The family members of Akhtar Hossain (35) alleged that at 2 am on March 10, 2008, Akhtar Hossain was physically tortured to death by the Police of the Kushtia Sadar Police Station. However, the Police commented that he was killed by a mob as he went to collect extortion money behind Bismillah Fish Hatchery at […]

May 10, 2008 | Read full story | Comments are closed

One allegedly beaten to death in the custody of Botiyaghata Police Station in Khulna

On 7 March 2008 in the afternoon, a team of Khulna district Detective Branch of Police (DB Police) arrested Abul Hossain Dhali (25), a resident of the Boichana village of Shatkhira district, from Khunla Zero Point and handed him over to the Botiyaghata Police Station. The police authority of the Batiyaghata Police Station stated that […]

May 7, 2008 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Young man shot dead by RAB in Narayanganj Bandar Upazila

The family of Mahey Alam Bipu (32) alleged that Bipu was shot dead by a special patrol team of RAB-11 at Narayanganj Bandar Upazila in Narayanganj district on 5 March 2008. However, RAB-11 claimed that Bipu was killed in an encounter between RAB and the cohorts of Bipu. Narayanganj-Man dead Bandar-Extra judicial killing-2008  (full text […]

May 5, 2008 | Read full story | Comments { 0 }