21 months of emergency in Bangladesh : emergency and general election incompatible

The President of Bangladesh imposed the State of Emergency back in 11 January 2007, were that the security and economic life of Bangladesh was threatened by internal disturbances. 21 months on, the ‘internal disturbances’, which were stated as the reason for the proclamation of Emergency, no longer exist. The State of Emergency, as has been […]

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

Human rights monitoring report : January-September 2008

The human rights monitoring report describes the human rights situation in Bangladesh during the first nine months of 2008, specifically describing the following areas: Extrajudicial killings Freedom of expression Freedom of assembly Death in jail and custody Violence against women India- Bangladesh border violence Violations of workers rights The report closes with statistics on violations […]

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

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 }