Tag Archives | Rapid Action Battalion (RAB)

Civil Society Joint Alternative Follow-up Report on Key Recommendations Submitted one year after the UN Committee against Torture’s Concluding Observations on the initial report of Bangladesh

This Alternative Report is submitted by the Advocates for Human Rights; Anti-Death Penalty Asia Network (ADPAN); Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD); Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC); International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH); Odhikar; Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights; and World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) to the United Nations (UN) Committee against Torture (CAT) one […]

September 8, 2020 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Arrest and enforced disappearance of Mohammad Anwarul Islam by Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) members

On April 5, 2013 at around 2:25am, members of  Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) -5 arrested Mr. Mohammad Anwarul Islam (28) the son of Mohammad Israil and Mosammat Nurjahan Begumof Angariapara village in Chapainawabganj from house number 175 of Bil-Shimla Moholla under Rajpara Police Station in Rajshahi district. Later, when family members contacted the RAB-5 office, […]

August 4, 2013 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Mohammad Ali Mohabbat, a leader of Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD), Kushtia was allegedly disappeared by RAB from Jahanabad Cantonment Area in Khulna

On January 25, 2013 at around 8:30pm, Mohammad Ali Mohabbat (34), son of late Intaj Ali and Rahima Khatun of Adabaria village in Kumarkhali Upazila under Kushtia district was picked up by the alleged members of Rapid Action Batallion when he got down from a bus in front of Garrison Cinema Hall of Shahid Captain […]

June 24, 2013 | Read full story | Comments are closed

BNP leader Mohammad Rafikul Islam Majumdar was abducted and killed by men identifying as RAB

On January 5, 2013 at around 7:45pm Haji Mohammad Rafikul Islam Majumdar (42) was abducted and killed by men identifying themselves as RAB officials, claimed his mother in law, brother and relatives. Rafikul was the General Secretary of Ward 56, Dhaka unit of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and vice president of the Hawkers’ Market Committee […]

March 6, 2013 | 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

Man allegedly shot to death by RAB in Kumarkhali of Kushtia

On September 12, 2012 Mohammad Atear Rahman (30) son of Samsuddin Molla and Tara Khatun of Baroipara village under Ambaria Union Parishad 9 of Khoksha police station in Kushtia district was shot dead by Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) members. Atear and his family lived as tenants in Shafi Sheikh’s house in Ataikula moholla of Ataikula police station in […]

September 12, 2012 | Read full story | Comments are closed