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Human rights monitoring report : January 2013

The January 2013 monthly human rights monitoring report describes the human rights situation in Bangladesh, and deals in particular with the following subjects: Political violence continues Use of pepper spray by police during hartal and hunger-strike Meetings stopped by imposing section 144 of the Cr.PC Human rights violations along the border by BSF Extrajudicial killings […]

February 1, 2013 | Read full story | Comments are closed

DB Police firing allegedly killed Roni

Members of the Detective Branch of police (DB) in Dhaka shot 16-year-old Mohammad Shahadat Hossain Roni to death on October 13, 2012 at around 3:00pm in Ashulia, his family members have claimed. Roni is the son Hazrat Ali and Anu Begum of Chanpur village under Savar Police Station and was an 11th grade student of commerce department in […]

January 28, 2013 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Human rights report 2012 : Odhikar report on Bangladesh

The Human rights movement does not merely revolve around activities to protect victims of human rights violations from the abuses of the State, but by its very gesture interrogates the nature of political power and the moral and cultural foundations of a society. In countries like Bangladesh, where democratic transformation is still a task to […]

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

A bloodstained garment sector: impunity of government officials and factory owners: Tazreen Fashions Limited tragedy

The Garment industry in Bangladesh has developed tremendously since the eighties, however, in an unplanned way. Currently, 3.5 million workers are engaged in 5,000 factories, 80 percent of them women. The readymade garment sector earns Bangladesh a major share of the foreign reserve, and hence keeping the economy moving. During the last fiscal year 2011-2012, […]

December 5, 2012 | Read full story | Comments are closed

The battle continues : aspects of violence against women in Bangladesh

From July 2011 to June 2012, Odhikar carried out a project to study the situation of some common instances of violence against women in four areas of Bangladesh. The acts of violence were dowry-related violence, acid violence and rape. The study areas were Satkhira, Sirajganj, Tangail and Munshiganj. The study was supported by the Finnish NGO Foundation for Human Rights, […]

December 1, 2012 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Constant negligence and lack of responsibility regarding workers

Odhikar is appalled and dismayed at the news of the death of garment workers due to fire in an Ashulia RMG factory near Dhaka on November 24, 2012. The death toll has already crossed 124 workers. This is not the first time that the workers have died in garment factories. Odhikar has repeatedly raised the […]

November 26, 2012 | Read full story | Comments are closed