Tag Archives | Terrorism

Amendment to Anti-Terrorism Act further undermines compliance with international human rights standards

Joint Press Release Paris-Dhaka, 23 February 2012. The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and its member organization in Bangladesh, Odhikar, are deeply concerned by the adoption on 16 February by the Parliament, the Jatiya Sangsad, of the Anti-Terrorism (Amendment) Bill which widens the scope of sanctions provided in the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2009 (ATA) […]

February 23, 2012 | Read full story | Comments { 0 }

Human rights monitoring report : November 2010

The November 2010 monthly human rights monitoring report describes the human rights situation in Bangladesh, specifically describing the following areas: Extra-judicial killings continue: Incidents of extra-judicial deaths proved in Home Ministry report Tortured to death and false autopsy report Death in jail Allegation of enforced disappearances following arrest by law enforcement agencies Political violence continues BNP […]

December 1, 2010 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Bangladesh : criminal justice through the prism of capital punishment and the fight against terrorism

The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) fact-finding mission’s mandate was to enquire on the death penalty and the administration of criminal justice in Bangladesh, with a focus on people convicted for so-called terrorist offences. The principal objective was to assess the respect of the fair trial guarantees, in particular the prohibition of torture, in capital cases. The mission […]

October 1, 2010 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Doctor Mizanur Rahman Tutu alias Tutul shot dead by Police at Naogaon

It was alleged that at around 4.15 am on July 27, 2008, Doctor Mizanur Rahman Tutu alias Tutul (49) was shot dead by the police at the Eidgah of Dighir Para of Kaligram of Raninagar Upazila, Naogaon. Odhikar’s fact-finding mission discovered that Tutu was the head of Rajshahi-Natore- Naogaon-Chapainawabganj region of Purbo Banglar Communist Party- […]

September 27, 2008 | Read full story | Comments { 0 }

Regional discussion meeting on security and law : South Asian perspective

A far reaching plan of action on national and human security issues has been produced following a two day regional discussion meeting on ‘Security and Law: South Asian Perspective’, organised jointly by Odhikar and the South Asian Network against Torture and Impunity (SANTI). New breeds of threats to security are rapidly emerging during the twenty-first […]

October 15, 2006 | Read full story | Comments are closed

The human rights scenario of Bangladesh of 2005 : 62 killed in bomb attacks and political killing 310 and 396 die in hands of law enforcement agencies

Incidents of bomb attacks by the religious militants were the much-talked issues of year 2005. Serious bomb attacks in 63 districts of the country on August 17, killing of two judges, and death of policemen and lawyers in bomb attacks on courts in Gazipur and Chittagong were also the major incidents. Sixty-two people were killed […]

February 15, 2006 | Read full story | Comments are closed