Tag Archives | Freedom of association

Joint written statement to the 35th session of the UN HRC by OMCT and Odhikar, BANGLADESH: Freedoms of Expression, Assembly and Association Are Under Serious Threat

The current human rights situation in Bangladesh is catastrophic due to an absence of democracy and a lack of functional institutions, which have been aggravated by an increasingly repressive political context. The rights to freedom of opinion and expression, freedom of peaceful assembly and of association are constantly violated while human rights defenders (HRDs) are facing […]

June 12, 2017 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Four student leaders allegedly injured in an attack by Chattra League members in Narayangonj

At around 12 noon on June 8, 2011, Mostafizur Rahman Titu, the leader of Bangladesh Awami League supported student organisation, Bangladesh Chattra League, and 20/25 associates allegedly attacked four ‘leftist’ leaders, in Narayangonj Tolaram Government College, who were distributing leaflets in support of a hartal (general strike). The hartal was being called to protest the […]

June 8, 2011 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Human rights monitoring report : October 2009

The October 2009 monthly human rights monitoring report describes the human rights situation in Bangladesh, specifically describing the following areas: Shipping Minister Shahjahan Khan’s comment on extrajudicial killings The banning of Hizbut Tahrir Torture of a journalist under RAB custody State inflicted persecution of Lamppost members Incidents of torture in remand continue Law Minister’s comment […]

November 1, 2009 | Read full story | Comments are closed

15 months of emergency in Bangladesh : right to food must be guaranteed

Odhikar continued monitoring the human rights situation, including infringement of rights, during the State of Emergency proclaimed on January 11, 2007. The report below summarises the status of human rights during the 15 months of the State of Emergency. It also highlights new crises that emerged since imposition of nationwide emergency. This report covers the […]

April 12, 2008 | Read full story | Comments { 0 }

Bangladesh Telecommunication Ordinance 2005 : national security or infringement on civil rights?

Article by Arafat Amin, Researcher, Odhikar. Tapping a telephone does not only infringe the privacy of the person who owns the telephone, the interception subject – it also affects anyone who calls or is called by that person. If communications relating to medical, religious, journalistic or legally privileged material are likely to be involved, the […]

January 1, 2006 | Read full story | Comments are closed