BANGLADESH: Government must stop enforced disappearances and ensure right to truth, justice, reparation, and guarantees of non-recurrence

A Joint Statement by the Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD), International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), Maayer Daak, and Odhikar on the occasion of International Week of the Disappeared 2022

On the occasion of the International Week of the Disappeared, the Asian Federation against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD), the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), Maayer Daak, and Odhikar remember and pay homage to victims of enforced disappearance and stand in solidarity with the families of the disappeared. In Bangladesh, enforced disappearances continue to occur. Most of the victims of enforced disappearance have been identified as leaders and activists of opposition parties and dissidents. The Awami League-led government has been using members of law enforcement agencies and security forces to suppress dissenting voices and law enforcers are using enforced disappearance as a tool to curb any criticism against the government.

ED_Joint Statement on IWD-2022 AFAD_FIDH_Maayer Daak_Odhikar  (full text in English, PDF)


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