Bangladesh : Government cancels human rights defender organisation’s project

Urgent Appeal published by Frontline in support of Odhikar.

Odhikar has received a letter on 31 August 2009 from the NGO Affairs Bureau informing the organisation that the Ministry of Home Affairs had objected to one of its projects entitled “Human Rights Defenders Training and Advocacy Programme in Bangladesh,” and that it was thereby cancelled. No official explanation was mentioned in the letter for the Ministry’s objection. Odhikar is an organisation that works on awareness raising of human rights and human rights abuses in Bangladesh through monitoring and training projects.

Government cancels project-Urgent appeal-2009 (Full text in English, PDF)



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