Tag Archives | Impartial criminal investigation

DB Police firing allegedly killed Roni

Members of the Detective Branch of police (DB) in Dhaka shot 16-year-old Mohammad Shahadat Hossain Roni to death on October 13, 2012 at around 3:00pm in Ashulia, his family members have claimed. Roni is the son Hazrat Ali and Anu Begum of Chanpur village under Savar Police Station and was an 11th grade student of commerce department in […]

January 28, 2013 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Constant negligence and lack of responsibility regarding workers

Odhikar is appalled and dismayed at the news of the death of garment workers due to fire in an Ashulia RMG factory near Dhaka on November 24, 2012. The death toll has already crossed 124 workers. This is not the first time that the workers have died in garment factories. Odhikar has repeatedly raised the […]

November 26, 2012 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Bangladesh: to release an exfiltrated abductee the RAB demands bribes from the family

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information from local human rights organisation Odhikar that the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) caused a man to disappear. After his abduction, they ex-filtrated him from among a group of criminals. The reason for this was the failure of the family to pay bribes. Officers of the RAB-2 […]

October 31, 2012 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Right to truth to be exercised in the arson attack inquiry : a joint statement from the Asian Human Rights Commission and

The investigation into the attack upon minorities, its process and outcome, and subsequent handling of the event by the Government Bangladesh is highly questionable. The incident in question is the arson of properties of the minority communities, particularly of the Buddhists and Hindus in Cox’s Bazar and Chittagong districts that occurred on 29 September. The […]

October 23, 2012 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Bangladesh : State’s unpardonable failures deserve credible investigation

The entire governmental machinery of Bangladesh, with its retinue of law-enforcement units, intelligence agencies, and security forces, have totally and abysmally failed to protect minority communities in the South Eastern region of the country. A large number of monasteries, temples, houses and establishments of the Buddhist communities of the area, and even those belonging to […]

October 17, 2012 | Read full story | Comments are closed

The simultaneous destruction of Buddhist and Hindu temples with flammable substances and explosives resulting in enormous damage to people’s property and trust

This report was prepared by an Odhikar fact finding team after visiting the crime scenes in Cox’s Bazar and Chittagong. On September 29, 2012 about 7.30 pm, a controversial photo showing disrespect for the Holy Quran was shared from the facebook profile of a local Buddhist young man called Uttom Kumar Borua of Haitupi village, […]

October 17, 2012 | Read full story | Comments are closed