Written statement submitted by Odhikar to the UN HRC: Voices Gagged: The Persecution against Human Rights Defenders in Bangladesh

In Bangladesh human rights violations are rampant. There are allegations of torture, disappearance and extra-judicial killings perpetrated by security forces, including the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) and the Detective Branch of Police (DB). According to information gathered by Odhikar, between August 01, 2013 and August 24, 2014 at least 51 persons have become victims of enforced disappearances and 224 were killed extra judicially. The present Government led by Awami League , has undertaken the practice of gagging the voices of human rights defenders and victims of violence.

Statement Written_UN HRC_Odhikar_25 August 14 (full text in English, PDF)


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