Odhikar

One killed by police gunfire in Kushtia

Akbar Ali (55) was the son of late Mofizur Rahman (Mofi) Mondol and a resident of the village Nawdapara in Chithlia Union Parishad under Mirpur Upazilla in Kushtia district. Akbar’s family alleged that he was killed by the police of the Mirpur Police Station on 9 February 2008 at around 10:00 in the morning. On […]

April 9, 2008 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Human rights monitoring report : January-March 2008

The human rights monitoring report describes the human rights situation in Bangladesh during the first three months of 2008, specifically describing the following areas: India Bangladesh border violence Extrajudicial killings Death in jail Freedom of expression Violence against women The report closes with statistics on violations and a list of 4 recommendations to the government […]

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

Indian Border Security Force (BSF) killed 3 people in Thakurgaon border

It was reported that on 30 January 2008 Moshir Uddin (27), Ataur Rahman (26) and Shahidul Islam (20) were killed by Indian Border Security Force (BSF) at Bangladesh-India border at Baliadangi upazilla1 in Thakurgaon district. Thakurgaon-BSF killed people-Fact Finding Report-2008  (full text in English, PDF) Thakurgaon-BSF killed people-Fact Finding Report-2008 (full text in Bangla, PDF)

April 1, 2008 | Read full story | Comments { 0 }

Three persons including a BDR personnel injured during shooting by BSF at the Birampur border of Dinajpur

Three persons including a BDR personnel injured during shooting by BSF at the Birampur border of Dinajpur On January 29, 2008, three persons, Md. Tofajjal Hossain Tofa (25), Md. Nurul Islam (45) and BDR officer Latukhan were injured after being fired upon by the BSF at the Kochpara border located between South Damodorpur of Birampur, […]

March 29, 2008 | Read full story | Comments { 0 }

A man allegedly killed by BDR at Feni

Md. Kamal Uddin (28), son of late Latu Miah, who was a resident of the village North Birinchi under Ward No. 5 of Feni Pouroshobha, was arrested by Taskforce during its anti narcotics drive on January 20, 2008. It has been alleged by Kamal’s family that due to immense beatings by the BDR personnel following […]

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

14 months of emergency in Bangladesh : due process of law must be followed

Odhikar continued monitoring human rights situations including infringement of rights during the State of Emergency proclaimed on January 11, 2007. The report summarizes the status of human rights during the 14 months of the State of Emergency. The report deals with the following topics: Due process of law The status of judges The Election Commission […]

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