Tag Archives | Harassment

Open letter to the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders

The Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD), a regional federation of human rights organizations of advocates and families of the disappeared in Asia working directly on the issue of enforced disappearance, is deeply concerned with the bleak situation of human rights defenders (HRDs) in Asia, whose difficult work for human rights protection in their respective […]

August 16, 2011 | Read full story | Comments { 0 }

AFAD statement on state harassment against Odhikar

5 April 2011 Protecting the Rights of Human Rights Defenders: A State Obligation and a Moral Duty It is not only a legal obligation of any state to promote, protect and fulfill the fundamental rights and freedom of its citizens but it is also its moral duty to recognize and protect those who are defending […]

April 5, 2011 | Read full story | Comments { 0 }

A call for investigation of state intimidation of Adilur Rahman Khan & Odhikar

The Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL), an organization and network of democracy and political rights promoting groups, wishes to express its concern regarding the continued harassment and intimidation of Odhikar and its staff. In particular, the harassment of its Secretary Advocate Adilur Rahman Khan gives ANFREL concern that the government is attempting to intimidate […]

March 28, 2011 | Read full story | Comments { 0 }

Call for the end of harassment against Odhikar staff

The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), a membership based regional human rights organization, writes this letter expressing their deep concerns over the continued harassment of Mr. Adilur Rahman Khan and Odhikar by national security agencies. Mr. Khan, a prominent human rights defender, is an advocate in the Supreme Court of Bangladesh and […]

March 23, 2011 | Read full story | Comments { 0 }

The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a joint programme of the FIDH and OMCT requests urgent intervention in the following situation in Bangladesh

The Observatory has been informed by reliable sources about continuing acts of harassment against the members of Odhikar, a human rights organisation composed of lawyers, university professors, journalists, social and development activists committed to human rights. Since March 14, 2011, members of the National Security Intelligence (NSI) reportedly resumed their activities of close monitoring on […]

March 22, 2011 | Read full story | Comments { 0 }

Urgent appeal on the closure of the daily Amar Desh and the acts of harassment and ill-treatment against Mahmudur Rahman

The Observatory has been informed by Odhikar about the closure of Amar Desh, an opposition Bangladeshi daily newspaper which regularly reports on corruption cases and about the acts of harassment and ill-treatment against several member of its staff, including Mr. Mahmudur Rahman, Amar Desh’s Editor, presently arbitrarily detained. This harassment intervenes after the publication of […]

June 15, 2010 | Read full story | Comments { 0 }