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 }

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