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International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women: Statement from Odhikar

Dhaka, 25 November 2023: 25 November is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Even though 24 years have passed since the UNGA decided to observe this day in 1999, women in Bangladesh, and the world over, are still not free from various forms of violence. Violence against women is rampant in […]

November 25, 2023 | Read full story | Comments are closed

JOINT STATEMENT: Free Khan, Elan; stop attacks against HRDs in Bangladesh

15 Sep 2023 The organizations represented here firmly denounce the conviction of Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) Adilur Rahman Khan and Nasiruddin Elan of Odhikar in Bangladesh. On 14 September 2023, the Dhaka Cyber Tribunal sentenced Khan and Elan to two years in prison with a fine of 10,000 Bangladeshi Taka under the draconian digital security […]

September 15, 2023 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Defend the Defenders: An open letter the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on the protection of human rights defenders in Asia

  15 September 2023 The Asian Federation against Enforced Disappearances (AFAD) joins the international human rights community in strongly denouncing the conviction by the Cyber Tribunal of Dhaka sentencing Adilur Rahman Khan and ASM Nasiruddin Elan, Secretary and Director of human rights organization Odhikar respectively, to two years imprisonment for being fearless activists in defense […]

September 15, 2023 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Human rights breaches in Bangladesh  

Human rights situation in Bangladesh, notably the case of Odhikar Expressing their deep concern at the deteriorating human rights situation in Bangladesh, MEPs call on the government to restore a safe and enabling environment for NGOs, human rights defenders, activists and religious minorities. Bangladesh must uphold the country’s international commitments, particularly under the International Covenant […]

September 15, 2023 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Bangladesh: Quash conviction and release rights defenders

Leaders of Prominent Rights Group Convicted on Trumped-Up Charges September 14, 2023Statement (September 14, 2023) Bangladesh authorities should immediately release human rights defenders Adilur Rahman Khan and ASM Nasiruddin Elan, quash their convictions, and end all reprisals against them for their legitimate human rights work, said 72 organizations today. Khan and Elan were sentenced by […]

September 15, 2023 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Bangladesh: Prominent defenders Adilur Rahman Khan, FIDH Secretary General, and ASM Nasiruddin Elan sentenced to two years in prison

14/09/2023 Press release Bangladesh Human Rights Defenders Odhikar After ten years of relentless judicial harassment, Adilur Rahman Khan and ASM Nasiruddin Elan, two prominent human rights defenders in Bangladesh, have been sentenced to two years in prison today. Their conviction is based on politically motivated charges and aims to intimidate human rights activists in the […]

September 15, 2023 | Read full story | Comments are closed