Shirajul, father of a victim of manpower agents killed by police beating in Cox’s Bazar

The family of Md. Shirajul Islam (45), a resident of the village of Villager Para at Chakaria Upazila in the Cox’s Bazar district, alleged that he was killed by brutal police beating on May 14, 2008. The allegation of beating was corroborated by a witness to the incident. The police authorities also confirmed that the […]

July 14, 2008 | Read full story | Comments { 0 }

State of emergency in Bangladesh : reviewing the situation after 18 months

The Caretaker Government was constituted under the provisions of the Constitution (Thirteenth Amendment) Act, proclaimed State of Emergency on 11 January 2007 purportedly under Article 141 A of the Constitution, in the absence of the Parliament and obviously without satisfying constitutional requirement ‘for its validity the prior counter signature of the Prime Minister. Odhikar has, […]

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

Nurnabi of Feni was injured by police beating

A man named Nurnabi (27) from the village of Dakshmin-Purba Char Chandia (south-east Char Chandia) under the Sonagazi Upazila of Feni district alleged that he was called by a police officer of the Sonagazi Police Station at around at 5.30 pm on May 2, 2008 and injured him by beating in the police station. The […]

July 2, 2008 | Read full story | Comments { 0 }

Human rights monitoring report : January-June 2008

The human rights monitoring report describes the human rights situation in Bangladesh during the first six months of 2008, specifically describing the following areas: Prison laws applied selectively Extrajudicial killings Death in jail Freedom of expression Violence against women India-Bangladesh border violence The report closes with statistics on violations and a list of 6 recommendations […]

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

Akash and Tikka shot and killed by RAB at Khoksha, Kushtia

It was learned from the accounts of witnesses and the RAB that Golam Hossain Akash (35) from the village of West Bishoikhali of Jhenaidah district was arrested at around 2.00 am on June 18, 2008 by RAB-6 of Khulna and RAB 12 of Kushtia from the village of Udibari of Kushtia. On the other hand, […]

June 27, 2008 | Read full story | Comments { 0 }

A man shot dead by police at Mirpur in Kushtia

According to the witnesses, in the afternoon on April 18, Abbas (40) was picked up from Alamdanga by the police of the Uslampur Police Camp under the Alamdanga Police Station. Abbas’s family alleged that he was shot and killed by the police from the Mirpur Police Station of Kushtia district at night on the same […]

June 18, 2008 | Read full story | Comments are closed