BANGLADESH: Set up independent mechanism to investigate all cases of enforced disappearance

A Joint Statement by the Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances, International Federation for Human Rights, Maayer Daak, and Odhikar on the occasion of International Day of Victims of Enforced Disappearances 2022

Manila/Paris/Dhaka, 29 August 2022: On the eve of International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, AFAD, FIDH, Maayer Daak, and Odhikar pay tribute to victims and survivors of the heinous crime of enforced disappearance and stand in solidarity with the families of the disappeared. The Bangladeshi government has consistently denied all cases of enforced disappearance, despite evidence and reports corroborating claims of the families of the disappeared that their loved ones were taken by security forces. Human rights defenders (HRDs) and independent United Nations (UN) human rights monitoring mechanisms have repeatedly expressed concern over the involvement of law enforcement and security forces in enforced disappearances.

Joint Statement IDD AFAD FIDH Maayer Daak Odhikar  (full text in English, PDF)



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