The International Week of the Disappeared is observed in many countries every last week of May. In commemorating this remarkable week, Odhikar and AFAD remember and pay tribute to victims of enforced disappearance and their families across the globe, including Bangladesh. Like many countries in Asia, enforced disappearances have almost become a regular phenomenon in Bangladesh, and a highly visible and worrying number of enforced disappearances have been committed. A large number of victims of enforced disappearance are political activists belonging to the opposition parties. Some are student activists, non-partisan critical voices, intellectual figures, academics, and journalists. Some return alive, many never at all.
Report Published on 25 May 2019 at www.afad-online.org