On the occasion ofthe International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, Odhikar organised discussion meeting at the National Press Club on 26 June 2010. Odhikar’s human rights defenders also staged rallies in the districts of Munshiganj, Tangail, Sirajganj and Satkhira to observe the day. Advocate Adilur Rahman Khan, the Secretary of Odhikar, chaired the meeting while Farida Akhter, eminent women’s rights activist and the Treasurer of Odhikar, presented a position paper on behalf of Odhikar. Advocate Yousuf Hossain Humayun, Presidium Member of the Bangladesh Awami League; Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, Senior Joint Secretary General of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP); Mahmudur Rahman Manna, an Awami League leader and former Vice President of the Dhaka University Central Students’ Union (DUCSU); Mahbubul Alam, Member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Bangladesh (CPB); Saiful Haque, the General Secretary of Biplabi Workers Party, Razekuzzaman Raton, Member of the Central Committee of Bangladesher Shomajtantrik Dol; Dr. Mushtaq Hossain, former General Secretary of DUCSU; Dr. Piyash Karim, Professor of Sociology, BRAC University; Dr. Asif Nazrul, Professor of Law, Dhaka University; Dr. Faizul Haqim Lala, the Secretary of Jatiyo Mukti Council; Mustain Jahir, Member of the board of editors of the fortnightly Bangla language magazine ‘Chinta’ and Abbas Faiz, Senior Researcher for South Asia, Amnesty International, spoke at the meeting.
Odhikar observes day-Event report-2010 (full text in English, PDF)
Odhikar observes day-Event report-2010 (full text in Bangla, PDF)