AHRC: The state of human rights in Bangladesh, 2013

On December 10, 2013, the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) released its annual report on the state of human rights in Bangladesh, 2013. Today, life in Bangladesh continues to deteriorate. Denial of human dignity has become part of the fabric of daily life in Bangladesh, and outright denial of this reality is the default setting of the Bangladesh government. In 2013, human rights violations continued without relent, often under direct orders from the government and the police. The hands of Bangladeshi politicians, the military, and the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) are stained with blood. Those ostensibly meant to protect Bangladeshi citizens, prey on them, all the while holding themselves above the confines of domestic and international law.

AHRC-SPR-008-2013-HRRpt-Bangladesh (full text in English, PDF)


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