Written statement by Odhikar submitted at the 37th session of the UN HRC – BANGLADESH: Failing to Fulfil its Obligations under the UN Convention against Torture

Torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment perpetrated by the law enforcement agencies are widespread in Bangladesh. Apart from leaders-activists of the opposition political parties, people from all walks of life were tortured and became victims of inhuman or degrading treatment. The actual number of incidents of torture are probably much more than what is documented, as most of the survivors and victim-families do not speak of the incident in public due to fear of reprisals and further harassment.

Statement Published on 15 February 2018 at https://documents-dds-ny.un.org


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