BANGLADESH: Government must stop enforced disappearances and provide special care to families of the disappeared during COVID-19

In Bangladesh, enforced disappearances continue to take place even during the COVID-19 pandemic, targeting opposition political activists and individuals who are critical of the government’s response to the pandemic. According to information documented by Odhikar, 10 people disappeared from January to April 2020. Disappeared persons are often victims of torture and extrajudicial killings and many have been missing for years.

Joint Statement on IWD (full text in English, PDF)


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