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Human rights monitoring report : August 2008

The August 2008 monthly human rights monitoring report describes the human rights situation in Bangladesh, specifically describing the following areas: End extra-judicial killings Telephone tapping contravenes constitutional rights India Bangladesh border violence Freedom of Expression Rape Acid violence Dowry violence The report closes with statistics on violations and a list of 5 recommendations to the […]

September 1, 2008 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Intercepting/recording inter-personal communications : infringing on democratic liberties of the citizens

Article by Nurul Kabir, Acting Editor of New Age, Dhaka, who comments upon the Bangladesh Telecommunication (amendment) Act, 2006. The author concludes: “Under such undemocratic legal and political an environment the country’s media discharges its democratic responsibility, as much as possible, to keep the people informed. Now that a legal tool is there for the government […]

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

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