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Statement on arrest of Adilur Rahman Khan, Secretary of Odhikar

Adilur Rahman Khan, Secretary of Odhikar was picked up by approximately 10 plainclothes men from the Detective Branch of Police (DB) at 10.20 pm on August 10, 2013 and taken to the DB custody in Mintoo Road, Dhaka.  He was picked up in front of his house at Gulshan, after returning from a relative’s house […]

August 12, 2013 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Physically disabled sub contractor of a garment factory, Abdul Momin Molla was allegedly shot dead by RAB

Mohammad Abdul Momin Molla (24) was the son of late Abu Sayed and Rojeba Khatun of Gajirkandi village of Nobinogor thana in Bhammanbaria district. At around 1 pm of April 1, 2012, the members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB)-4 arrested Mohammad Abdul Momin from in front of his home at East Chorayil of Keranigonj, Dhaka. […]

April 2, 2012 | Read full story | Comments are closed

CICC Asia Pacific Regional Strategy Meeting : final recommendations

The Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC) and the Philippine Coalition for the ICC (PCICC) organized the “Regional Strategy Meeting for Asia and the Pacific” in Quezon City, The Philippines, from 11-12 April, 2011, to form strategies to move forward support for justice and accountability throughout the region. The meeting brought together non-governmental organizations […]

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

Human rights report 2010 : Odhikar report on Bangladesh

The overwhelming lack of political tolerance, absence of necessary and effective institutions to ensure a democratic polity and blatant violations of human rights still remain the biggest hurdles for democracy in Bangladesh.This atmosphere leads to the manifestation of undemocratic and dictatorial nature of power that abuses the state machinery for parison and narrow political gain. Immediately after coming […]

January 1, 2011 | Read full story | Comments { 0 }

“Trigger happy” : excessive use of force by Indian troops at the Bangladesh border

This report documents a pattern of grave abuses by India’s Border Security Force (BSF) against both Bangladeshi and Indian nationals in the border area along India’s 2,000 kilometer long international fontier with Bangladesh in West Bengal state. The abuses include cases of indiscriminate killing and torture. Most of the abuses documented in this report are […]

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

Human rights report 2009 : Odhikar report on Bangladesh

The human rights agenda never seems to be a very big issue with the Bangladeshi government. Despite the multitude of human rights abuses and deprivations of guaranteed rights, each and every regime in Bangladesh has carried out its term in blissful ignorance, denial or suppression. 2009 has not been an exception, despite the present government emerging after a […]

January 1, 2010 | Read full story | Comments { 0 }