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Written statement submitted by Odhikar to the UN HRC: Voices Gagged: The Persecution against Human Rights Defenders in Bangladesh

In Bangladesh human rights violations are rampant. There are allegations of torture, disappearance and extra-judicial killings perpetrated by security forces, including the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) and the Detective Branch of Police (DB). According to information gathered by Odhikar, between August 01, 2013 and August 24, 2014 at least 51 persons have become victims of […]

September 7, 2014 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Human rights monitoring report : August 2014

The August 2014 monthly human rights monitoring report describes the human rights situation in Bangladesh, specifically describing the following areas: Political violence Extrajudicial killings Torture in custody Allegations of enforced disappearance Parliament’s power to impeach judges Situation of ready-made garment workers Barriers to meetings and assemblies Freedom of expression and the media Information and Communication […]

September 1, 2014 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Odhikar: An organisation persecuted for defending human rights

August 10, 2014 is the first anniversary of the abduction and detention of the Secretary of Odhikar, Adilur Rahman Khan, for defending human rights. Since 2009, Odhikar has been suppressed and put under pressure by the present Awami League regime due to its ability to be vocal against violations of human rights. The Organisation has […]

August 10, 2014 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Statement of Odhikar : The National Broadcast Policy-2014 empowers the government to put draconian restrictions on media and curb the freedom of expression

On August 4, 2014 the Cabinet approved the National Broadcast Policy-2014, keeping a lot of scope for the government to misuse the policy on the pretext of maintaining the standard of news, programmes and advertisements in the electronic media. The government has unilaterally finalised the policy, brushing aside the recommendations put forth by the stakeholders. […]

August 6, 2014 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Human rights monitoring report : July 2014

The July 2014 monthly human rights monitoring report describes the human rights situation in Bangladesh, specifically describing the following areas: Political violence Extrajudicial killings Situation of ready-made garment workers Land rights in the Chittagong Hill Tracks Circular regarding marriage to Rohingyas Freedom of the media University teacher accused of making derogatory comments Public lynching Human […]

August 1, 2014 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Human rights monitoring report : January – June 2014

This six-monthly human rights monitoring report describes the human rights situation in Bangladesh during the six first months of 2014, specifically describing the following areas: On average, 18 persons were killed extra judicially every month Torture in custody continues Perpetration of disappearance by men claiming to be from law enforcement 132 persons were killed in […]

July 1, 2014 | Read full story | Comments are closed