Urgent Appeal – The Observatory: Bangladesh: Arbitrary detention of two journalists associated with Odhikar

The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a partnership of the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) and FIDH, condemns the arbitrary detention and judicial harassment of Messrs. Hasan Ali and Aslam Ali, which is only aimed at punishing them for their legitimate human rights activities. Both have actively cooperated with Odhikar, and Mr. Hasan Ali has conducted several fact-finding missions in Kushtia District and published many reports on various human rights violations, including extra-judicial killings, torture, rape, and enforced disappearances. The Observatory urges the authorities to immediately and unconditionally release Messrs. Hasan Ali and Aslam Ali. Read full report


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