Tapan and Rikta from Jhenaidah allegedly killed by RAB in Kushtia

On June 18, 2008, in the village of Baradi, Kushtia Abdur Rashid Malitha alias Tapan alias Dada Tapan (48) from west Bishoykhali village under the Sadar Upazila of Jhenaidah district and Nasima Akhtar Rikta (18) from the village of Bepari Para under the same Upazila were shot to death by RAB. This allegation was made […]

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

Abdul Mazid from Raninagar in Naogaon shot dead by police

Abdul Mazid (25) from the village of Bhatkoi under Raninagar Upazila in Naogaon district left home at around 7.00 am on June 12, 2008 to appear before the court. However, he did not return home that day. When Mazid’s wife enquired about her husband at the Raninagar Police Station, she was told that the police […]

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

19 months of emergency in Bangladesh : Election under state of emergency is violation of constitutional and human rights

Odhikar has been monitoring the State of Emergency since its imposition on 11 January 2007. The democratic and human rights concerns Odhikar has been raising since the political, constitutional and human rights crisis started to deepen in Bangladesh. This report covers: Democratic & human rights concern under ‘State of emergency’ Experience of election observers Neither truth nor […]

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

City Corporation English 2008: Anomalies in Elections under the State of Emergency

On January 11, 2007, the military-backed interim government took over, primarily, to hold the ninth parliamentary polls that had been scheduled for January 22 that year, but had to be cancelled because of nationwide political turmoil. The polls were cancelled and a State of Emergency imposed, citing a number of reasons for it. The two […]

August 5, 2008 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Human rights monitoring report : July 2008

The July 2008 monthly human rights monitoring report describes the human rights situation in Bangladesh. The report closes with statistics on violations and a list of recommendations to the government of Bangladesh. human rights monitoring-monthly report-Jul 2008-ben (full text in Bangla, PDF)

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

Clashes between police, army and agitated workers at Narshingdi

On 31 May 2008, at the bus stand that is under construction at Shalidha, Narsingdi Poursava of the district of Narsingdi, a gathering organised by the power-loom workers to demand to increase their salary and other allowances, reducing power load-shading and justice of killing one of the worker Taslima by the owner. It was complaint from the […]

July 31, 2008 | Read full story | Comments { 0 }