Human rights monitoring report : January-June 2011

This human rights monitoring report covers the six-month period from January to June 2011. The main areas of issue within the report are as follows:

  • Political violence continues into 2011
  • Political violence related to elections
  • Extrajudicial killings
  • Death in custody
  • Public lynching
  • Rapid Action Batallion (RAB) in the news
  • The Anti-Terrorism Act of 2009 and torture
  • Human rights violations in border areas
  • Political leniency to accused criminals
  • The right to peaceful association,
  • The presentation of a bill in Parliament aimed at weakening the Anti-Corruption Commission
  • Freedom of the media
  • Attacks on religious minority communities and journalists
  • Rifts between the government and human rights defenders including Odhikar
  • Workers’ rights
  • The transfer of people struggling for self determination to the Indian authorities
  • Violence in the Chittagong Hill Tracts
  • Trial of the BDR mutiny
  • Widespread violence against women

The report closes with statistics on violations and a list of 13 recommendations to the government of Bangladesh.

human rights monitoring-monthly report-Jan Jun 2011-eng (full text in English, PDF)

human rights monitoring-monthly report-Jan Jun 2011-ben (full text in Bangla, PDF)


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