Abdul Mukit allegedly tortured to death by police in Noakhali

On September 11, 2008 Police from Sudharam Police Station in Noakhali arrested Abdul Mukit (20) from Fatehpur village in Noakhali Sadar Upazila. The court sent him to jail the next day and on September 13, 2008. Mukit died in Noakhali General Hospital while under the custody of the Jail Police. His family alleged that Mukit […]

November 13, 2008 | Read full story | Comments { 0 }

22 months of emergency in Bangladesh : State of Emergency must entirely be revoked

A State of Emergency is inherently undemocratic and curtails fundamental rights and freedoms without which civilized society cannot operate. Odhikar monitors different aspects of human rights situation of Bangladesh relying on internationally recognised universal human rights instruments and campaigns for rule of law, democracy and justice.   Odhikar believes that the State of Emergency must be […]

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

Montu and Sayed Allegedly shot and killed by RAB and Police in Kushtia

According to the family members and relatives of Sayed (24) from the village of Baniyapara and Montu Member (38) from the village of Nandiya under Sadar upazila2 of Kushtia district, they were shot and killed jointly by the officers of RAB 12, Islamic University Police Station and the Detective Branch of police [DB police] at […]

November 11, 2008 | Read full story | Comments { 0 }

Human rights monitoring report : October 2008

The October 2008 monthly human rights monitoring report describes the human rights situation in Bangladesh, specifically describing the following areas: the State of emergency and elections extrajudicial killings freedom of expression deaths in jail and custody dowry related violence acid violence India-Bangladesh border violence The report closes with statistics on violations and a list of […]

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

Jahurul Islam Mithu shot to death by RAB and Police at Ataikula, Pabna

It has been alleged that Md. Jahurul Islam Mithu, 24, who was a resident of the village of Teli under Santhia Upazila1 of Pabna district, was arrested at around 7.00 pm on August 21, 2008 by RAB12 from his neighbour’s house and was later on brought near Bhulbariya Government Primary School at around 3.00 am […]

October 21, 2008 | Read full story | Comments { 0 }

Afsar Uddin Alias Afsu allegedly tortured to death by RAB in Munshiganj

It was learnt from eyewitnesses that between 11.00 am and 12.30 pm on October 19, 2008, several officers from RAB 11 arrested Afsar Uddin alias Afsu (37) and Shumon (19) residents of Noyagaon, Munshiganj from Noyagaon. The RAB officers held them in custody at the place of the incident till 4.00 pm and severely beat […]

October 20, 2008 | Read full story | Comments { 0 }