Tag Archives | Impunity

Nine year old Belal Hossain, allegedly tortured by Khulna City Metropolitan Police

On April 12, 2011, Belal Hossain (9), son of Golam Sarwar and Shahinur Begum, residents of Khalpar road, Mistripara, compelled by hunger, allegedly stole 5/6 pieces of metal rod from the Nirala Alkatra (tar) Mill of Khulna city, in order to be able to buy food. The members of the Metropolitan Police arrested him on this allegation. The police […]

April 12, 2011 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Bangladesh : mid-term assessment and report on the Universal Periodic Review

Bangladesh has so far failed to implement the promises made before the international community in the Human Rights Council, on key human rights issues. The elected government of Bangladesh, within weeks of coming to office in first week of January 2009, sent a high profile delegation, headed by the Foreign Minister of Bangladesh, Dr. Dipu […]

February 10, 2011 | Read full story | Comments { 0 }

Bangladesh : criminal justice through the prism of capital punishment and the fight against terrorism

The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) fact-finding mission’s mandate was to enquire on the death penalty and the administration of criminal justice in Bangladesh, with a focus on people convicted for so-called terrorist offences. The principal objective was to assess the respect of the fair trial guarantees, in particular the prohibition of torture, in capital cases. The mission […]

October 1, 2010 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Md. Zakir Hossain allegedly tortured to death in Ramna Model Police Station custody

On March 4, 2010 at around 12.05 pm, Senior Assistant Police Commissioner of the Detective Branch, Mohammad Mokhlesur Rahman arrested Md. Zakir Hossain (42) from his rented house at Shahidnagar residential area in Fatulla under Narayanganj district. Zakir Hossain was taken on 2 days remand by DB police. He was sent to Court on March 8, […]

March 4, 2010 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Human rights monitoring report : January 2008

The January 2008 monthly human rights monitoring report describes the human rights situation in Bangladesh, specifically describing the following areas: Ensure freedom of media Stop impunity of custodial deaths and torture Free detained workers and peasants Extrajudicial killings Death in jail Freedom of expression Rape Acid violence India – Bangladesh border violence The report closes […]

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

The state of human rights in Bangladesh 2006 : an Odhikar report

The current human rights situation in Bangladesh reflects an increasing global erosion of the gains achieved by the socio-political struggles of the people against repression at various levels – family, community and the state. Violations of human rights in Bangladesh are challenges faced by the country routinely every year. Unfortunately, old issues remain largely unresolved […]

February 20, 2007 | Read full story | Comments are closed