Human rights monitoring report : January-September 2009

The human rights monitoring report describes the human rights situation in Bangladesh during the first nine months of 2009, specifically describing the following areas:

  • Despite the Government’s declaration of zero tolerance, 97 have been killed extrajudicially in the past 9 nine months
  • Torturing of BDR members in custody must stop
  • Odhikar torture prevention programme has been stopped by the Government
  • Odhikar condemns the police attacks at a procession of the National Committee to Protect Oil, Gas, Mineral Resources, Power and Ports
  • Police attacks on the procession against the Tipaimukh Dam
  • Attacks and cases against journalists continue
  • Barriers to political activities and arrests
  • Political violence
  • A Human Rights Commission obedient to the Government can not protect human rights
  • Anti-terrorism law is a tool for committing human rights abuses
  • Violence along the India-Bangladesh border
  • Conditions of workers in the ready-made garments sector
  • Violence against women (rape, dowry-related attacks, acid violence)

The report closes with statistics on violations and a list of 8 recommendations to the government of Bangladesh.

human rights monitoring-report-Jan Sep 2009-eng (full text in English, PDF)

human rights monitoring-report-Jan Sep 2009-ben (full text in Bangla, PDF)


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