Tag Archives | Fair trial

Mohammad Anwar Hossain of Bhola district was allegedly tortured at the Lalmohon Police Station

On August 20, 2012 at around 8:00 pm Lalmohon police arrested and took Mohammad Anwar Hossain, son of Manik Showdagar and Bibi Sokhina to Lalmohon Police Station of Bhola district in custody. His family alleged that the police tied his hands from behind, blindfolded him and beat him on the leg inside the police station. Odhikar’s Statement Torture […]

August 20, 2012 | Read full story | Comments are closed

An insurance company employee given a 6 month prison sentence by a mobile court and allegedly tortured in Gulshan Police Station custody upon an accusation of setting fire to a car in the evening of July 05 before the Hartal of July 06 and 07

On July 05, 2011, senior assistant officer Khandaker Ashaduzzaman (32) of Reliance Insurance Limited and his colleague (who wishes to remain unnamed) spent the entire day at the office. At 7:59 pm (check-out time as entered on the office online register) the two colleagues headed out from the Mohakhali office in Dhaka to go home. Since the Bangladesh […]

July 5, 2011 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Bangladesh : re-open shuttered newspaper; free editor – Investigate serious allegations of torture in detention

July 7, 2010 (New York) – The Bangladesh authorities’ forced closing of a daily newspaper linked to the political opposition and the detention of its editor appear to have violated both freedom of expression and due process, Human Rights Watch said today. The government should immediately ensure that an impartial investigation is conducted into allegations by the […]

July 7, 2010 | Read full story | Comments { 0 }

Dr.Tamanna Haque Munira found dead by hanging, allegedly due to non-compliance of dowry demands

On the morning of 29thAugust, 2009, Dr. Tamanna Haque Munira (28) was allegedly strangled to death by her husband Dr. Fakrul Islam Utpol, mother-in-law Salina Begum and father-in-law Farhad-Uddin Bhuiyan. Her body was found hanging from the ceiling of her bedroom at their residence in ‘Dream View’ at No.2 Bibir Bagicha 76/Kha/1, Jatrabari, Dhaka. Tamanna […]

August 29, 2009 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Odhikar statement on the reference to the Supreme Court regarding BDR mutiny case

 August 24, 2009 Odhikar welcomes the decision of the Government to send the BDR mutiny matter to the Supreme Court to seek advice under Article 106 of the Constitution of the Peoples Republic of Bangladesh regarding the law under which the trial should take place signifying the sovereign jurisdiction of the Supreme Court in interpreting constitution and recognising the […]

August 24, 2009 | Read full story | Comments { 0 }