Human rights monitoring report : January – June 2013

This six-monthly human rights monitoring report describes the human rights situation in Bangladesh during the six first months of 2013, specifically describing the following areas:

  • 30 persons on average killed extrajudicially every month
  • Torture in custody
  • NHRC Chairman advises victim to withdraw his case filed against RAB
  • Allegations of enforced disappearance after making arrests by law enforcement agencies
  • Freedom of the media and of expression
  • Political violence
  • Violence against Hefazate Islam activists in midnight operation
  • Human rights violations along the border by BSF
  • Violence against religious and ethnic minority communities
  • Meetings and assemblies prohibited
  • Situation of workers’ rights
  • Imposition of Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure
  • Anti-Terrorism Act 2009 (Amendment) Bill 2013 passed in Parliament
  • Violence against women
  • Situation of human rights defenders
  • Odhikar observes elections in four City Corporations

human-rights-monitoring-Six Monthly-report-2013-eng (full text in English, pdf)

human-rights-monitoring-Six Monthly-report-2013-bang (full text in Bangla, pdf)


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