Doctor Mizanur Rahman Tutu alias Tutul shot dead by Police at Naogaon

It was alleged that at around 4.15 am on July 27, 2008, Doctor Mizanur Rahman Tutu alias Tutul (49) was shot dead by the police at the Eidgah of Dighir Para of Kaligram of Raninagar Upazila, Naogaon. Odhikar’s fact-finding mission discovered that Tutu was the head of Rajshahi-Natore- Naogaon-Chapainawabganj region of Purbo Banglar Communist Party- […]

September 27, 2008 | Read full story | Comments { 0 }

BDR officers Abdul Hannan and Krishnapada Pal shot and killed by BSF at Chapainawabganj

On the night of July 17, 2008, a speedboat and an engine-run boat of the Indian Border Security Force (BSF) crossed the border near Roghunathpur of Shibganj, Chapainawabganj, one and a half kilometres into Bangladesh on the Padma river shared by Bangladesh and India. At around 11.45 pm, when a patrol boat of Bangladesh Rifles […]

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

RAB alleged to have shot and killed a Chhatra Dal leader at Barisal

It was learned from the witnesses and RAB sources that Md. Moshiul Alam Sentu (34) from west Kauniya Bagan Bari, Barisal was arrested by a team of RAB at the Nilkhet area in Dhaka on July 15, 2008. Sentu’s family alleged that he was shot and killed by RAB following his arrest. His family also […]

September 15, 2008 | Read full story | Comments { 0 }

20 months of emergency in Bangladesh : the Government lacks legitimacy

Odhikar, as a part of its commitment to uphold human rights, rule of law and democracy, has been monitoring and publishing reports of the human rights situation under the State of Emergency, each month of the military backed government which was installed on 11 January 2007. This report covers the following topics: The crisis of […]

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

Human rights monitoring report : August 2008

The August 2008 monthly human rights monitoring report describes the human rights situation in Bangladesh, specifically describing the following areas: End extra-judicial killings Telephone tapping contravenes constitutional rights India Bangladesh border violence Freedom of Expression Rape Acid violence Dowry violence The report closes with statistics on violations and a list of 5 recommendations to the […]

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

An Awami League leader killed by police at Mirpur, Kushtia

It has been alleged that Anwar Hossain (25), a resident of the village of Katdohochor of Mirpur in Kushtia was shot and killed by the police of Mirpur Police Station in a brick field in the village of Housepur at around 12.25 am on June 28, 2008. It was unearthed through fact-finding that at around […]

August 28, 2008 | Read full story | Comments { 0 }