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Human rights monitoring report: March 2017

The March 2017 monthly human rights monitoring report describes the human rights situation in Bangladesh, specifically describing the following areas: Extrajudicial killings Torture and inhuman treatment Enforced disappearances Public lynching Political violence Local government elections held with irregularities Hindrance to freedom of assembly Hindrance to freedom of expression and the media Situation of workers’ rights Issues […]

April 1, 2017 | Read full story | Comments are closed

When marriage is for money

FIFTEEN-year-old child bride Babli Akter’s fate took a horrible turn when she was allegedly killed by her husband Rashedul and her in laws on January 27 this year as her family could not pay the Tk 3 lakh as dowry (Manabzamin, January 28, 2017). Dowry is nothing more than marital extortion. Dowry marriage mostly consists […]

March 9, 2017 | Read full story | Comments are closed

AHRC TV: Sri Lankan police arrested for death in custody and other stories in JUST ASIA, Episode 161

This week Just Asia begins with Sri Lanka, where five police officers have been arrested in connection with the custodial death of a suspect at the Peliyagoda Police station. The 42-year-old Chadik Shyaman Wickramarachchi was arrested on February 25, following information provided by another suspect. The next day, Chadik’s body was recovered by his family […]

March 4, 2017 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Burma: UN body urged to establish a Commission of Inquiry into recent atrocities in Rakhine State

On 3 March 2017 FIDH, its member organizations Alternative ASEAN Network on Burma (ALTSEAN-Burma) and Odhikar urged the Human Rights Council to establish a United Nations (UN)-mandated Commission of Inquiry or similar international mechanism to investigate serious human rights violations in Burma, particularly the country’s northern Rakhine State.  “The statements by Rohingya refugees who recently […]

March 4, 2017 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Myanmar: Joint open letter to UN Human Rights Council members on human rights violations in Rakhine State

On 3 March 2017 Alternative ASEAN Network on Burma (ALTSEAN-Burma), Amnesty International, ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights, Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), Burma Campaign UK, Christian Solidarity Worldwide, FIDH – International Federation for Human Rights, Fortify Rights, Human Rights Watch, International Campaign for the Rohingya, International Commission of Jurists, Odhikar, Unitarian Universalist […]

March 4, 2017 | Read full story | Comments are closed

মানবাধিকার প্রতিবেদনঃ ফেব্রুয়ারী ২০১৭

ফেব্রুয়ারী ২০১৭ এর মাসিক মানবাধিকার প্রতিবেদনে বাংলাদেশের মানবাধিকার অবস্থার নিন্মোক্ত বিষয়গুলো বর্ণনা করা হলোঃ রাজনৈতিক সহিংসতা অব্যাহত রাজনৈতিক বিবেচনায় মামলা প্রত্যাহার সভা-সমাবেশে বাধা মত প্রকাশ ও সংবাদ মাধ্যমের স্বাধীনতায় হস্তক্ষেপ অবৈধ আটকাদেশ ও হয়রানী বিচারবহির্ভূত হত্যাকাণ্ড গুম নির্যাতন ও অমানবিক আচরণ গণপিটুনীতে মানুষ হত্যা শ্রমিকদের অধিকার বাংলাদেশ-ভারত ও বাংলাদেশ-মিয়ানমার সর্ম্পক জাতীয় সংসদে বিতর্কিত ‘বাল্যবিবাহ নিরোধ […]

March 1, 2017 | Read full story | Comments are closed