Human rights monitoring report : January-March 2011

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

  • Reported statistics show that every 3 days 1 person is killed extra-judicially
  • Bangladeshi girl killed and hung on barbed wire fence by BSF
  • Complainant receives threats by the killers of Upazila Chairman
  • President’s clemency for person accused of murder
  • Criminal cases withdrawn out of ‘political’ consideration’
  • Political violence continues
  • Whereabouts remain unknown after a man is picked up by RAB
  • Fears that Corruption may increase if the present Anti Corruption Commission Bill is passed
  • Meetings of Lamppost, Chattra Gonomoncho and Arial Beel Rakkha Committee dispersed
  • Clashes between police and protestors against airport at Arial Beel: cases filed against the demonstrators
  • Government’s unwillingness to approve Odhikar’s project – Odhikar HRDs victims of harassment
  • Pourashava (Municipality) Elections, by-elections in two constituencies and Union Parishad elections
  • Arrests under the Anti Terrorism Act 2009 and allegation of torture
  • People struggling for self-determination handed over to the Indian authority
  • Begging by children and protest against expulsion of beggars
  • Verdicts of the BDR mutiny cases
  • Violence in the Chittagong Hill Tracts
  • 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 Mar 2011-eng (full text in English, PDF)

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


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