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Odhikar: An organisation persecuted for defending human rights

August 10, 2014 is the first anniversary of the abduction and detention of the Secretary of Odhikar, Adilur Rahman Khan, for defending human rights. Since 2009, Odhikar has been suppressed and put under pressure by the present Awami League regime due to its ability to be vocal against violations of human rights. The Organisation has […]

August 10, 2014 | Read full story | Comments are closed

One Year After the Rana Plaza collapse: Odhikar’s statement

April 24, 2014   is the one year anniversary of a collapse of Rana Plaza.  The nine-storied Rana Plaza collapsed in Savar, Dhaka, injuring or taking away the lives of many people. During the incident, around five thousand workers were working in the five garments factories situated in the building. After the collapse, rescuers retrieved 1135 […]

April 23, 2014 | Read full story | Comments are closed

One Year After the Rana Plaza Catastrophe : Slow Progress and Insufficient Compensations

One year has passed since the collapse of the Rana Plaza in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and survivors and victims’ families are still waiting for adequate compensation. Safety conditions and respect for workers’ rights in garment factories in Bangladesh remain concerning. (full text in English)

April 23, 2014 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Odhikar’s statement on the occasion of International Human Rights Day: Constant political violence causes human rights violations

Odhikar issued a statement on the occasion of the International Human Rights Day on December 10, 2013. Odhikar would first like to honour the great human rights defender, Nelson Mandela. The Odhikar team expresses deep condolences on the death of South Africa’s great leader. Odhikar recalls with due respect his invaluable contribution and struggles for […]

December 10, 2013 | Read full story | Comments are closed

01 December 2013: ASM Nasiruddin Elan finally out on bail!

On December 01, The Attorney General’s office preferred a Civil Miscellaneous Petition with the Chamber Judge of the Appellate Division; against the bail order for ASM Nasiruddin Elan that was granted by the High Court Division of the Supreme Court on 24 November 2013. Deputy Attorney General Ekramul Huq Tutul along with Sufiya Khatun, Advocate […]

December 1, 2013 | Read full story | Comments are closed

29 November 2013: Odhikar Director has not been released yet from Kashimpur Jail till 2.30pm

On 24 November 2013, the High Court Division bench of Justice Borhanuddin and Justice Kamrul Kader ordered six-month ad interim bail to the Director of Odhikar, ASM Nasiruddin Elan. Today on 29th November, Deputy Jailor Amanullah (Phone: +88 01717292051) of Kashimpur Jail-2,  informed Odhikar that they have received the Court’s order dated 24th of November […]

November 29, 2013 | Read full story | Comments are closed