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Bangladesh: Government must work towards abolishing the death penalty

Odhikar along with six other organizations have issued a joint statement to urge the Government of Bangladesh to work towards abolishing the death penalty, following the conviction and sentencing to death of a national of Botswana for drug related offences. Abolition Of The Death Penalty

June 6, 2024 | Read full story | Comments are closed

BANGLADESH: Government must halt enforced disappearances, hold perpetrators accountable, and ensure access to justice for victims

A Joint Statement by Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD), Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), International Coalition against Enforced Disappearances (ICAED), International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), Maayer Daak and Odhikar on the occasion of International Week of the Disappeared[1] 2024 Bangkok/Dhaka/Geneva/Manila/Paris; 27 May 2024: We, the undersigned organisations, are deeply alarmed […]

May 27, 2024 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Bangladesh needs a democratic system and a robust judiciary to protect the rights of women and girls, must withdraw CEDAW reservations

A Joint Statement by the Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD), Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), Maayer Daak, and Odhikar on International Women’s Day 2024 In Bangladesh, the prevalence of violence and discrimination against women and girls is alarmingly widespread. Domestic violence, dowry-related abuse, rape, and […]

March 8, 2024 | Read full story | Comments are closed

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