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BANGLADESH: Killings of suspected “drug offenders” in Bangladesh must stop – UN Human Rights Chief

A Statement from the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission GENEVA (6 June 2018) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra...

BANGLADESH: Proposed Digital Security Bill will restrict free expression and promote self-censorship in Bangladesh

An Open Letter from the Asian Human Rights Commission, CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation, and FORUM-ASIA to the Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina To: H.E. Sheikh Hasina Wazed ...

BANGLADESH: Crackdown on opposition prior to elections deteriorates the Human Rights situation

Joint Statement (28 March 2018): Bangladesh’s incumbent Government has escalated cracking down on the country’s opposition prior to the general elections expected to take place by December...

BANGLADESH: Incumbent government should not be afraid of probing disappearances if its hands are clean

Dhaka/Bangkok/Hong Kong/Manila: 29 August 2017: Bangladesh Government owes answers to the families of the victims of enforced disappearances regarding their whereabouts. Reports show that enforced di...

BANGLADESH: Questions arising from the abduction of Farhad Mazhar

Law enforcement agencies in Bangladesh have announced on 3 July 2017, that at 11:30 pm they have ‘rescued’ Mr. Farhad Mazhar from a Dhaka bound passenger bus at Noapara in the south-western distri...

BANGLADESH: Institutionalization of torture within law enforcement defeats the purpose of criminalization

A Joint Statement by the Asian Human Rights Commission and Odhikar on the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture Bangladesh’s law enforcement agencies have institutionalized torture ...

BANGLADESH: Radio Sweden report on extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearances, and torture demands no-nonsense response

Radio Sweden has published the recording of a conversation with an officer of the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB). In it, the officer confirms the widespread practice of extrajudicial killings practice...

BANGLADESH: UN expert group urges Bangladesh to stop enforced disappearances

A Statement from United Nations Independent Experts of Human Rights forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission GENEVA (24 February 2017) – United Nations human rights experts* are calling on Ban...

BANGLADESH: Aspirations for democracy and the rule of law cannot be defeated by authoritarianism

A Statement by the Asian Human Rights Commission on the occasion of Human Rights Day Bangladesh’s incumbent government, its law-enforcement agencies, and its Judiciary, complement each other in main...

BANGLADESH: Democracy and competent justice mechanisms needed to stop extrajudicial executions

A Written Submission to the 32nd Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council by the Asian Legal Resource Centre There has been a continuing discussion about extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary exec...

AHRC TV: JUST ASIA, Episode 128

This week’s episode of Just Asia focuses on the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. June 26 is marked around the world to speak out against the heinous crime of torture and to stand ...

BANGLADESH: A man’s whereabouts remains unknown since police arrested him three years ago

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information that Mr. Bolli Monsur Ahmed remains disappeared since the police arrested him three years ago. The Fatikchhari police of...

BANGLADESH: “We want our disappeared son back”

An article from the parents of enforced disappeared victim Imam Hassan Badal forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission May 26, 2016 “Dear Journalists: Assalamu Alaikum. My name is Ruhul Amin. F...

BANGLADESH: Enforced Disappearances in Bangladesh: An Institutional Practice

Enforced Disappearances in Bangladesh: An Institutional Practice (A Statement of the International Coalition Against Enforced Disappearance (ICAED) on Bangladesh on the Commemoration of the Internatio...

BANGLADESH: Impunity and corporate interests end lives and livelihoods

Bangladesh police have once again killed protestors. This time four out of a few hundred villagers who protested on 4 April 2016 have been killed. The farmers were protesting against acquisition of th...

BANGLADESH: Call for justice after another police shooting of a human rights defender

A Joint Statement by the Asian Human Rights Commission, the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders [a joint programme of FIDH and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT)], and ...

BANGLADESH: Immediately release Mahmudur Rahman, arbitrarily imprisoned since 2013 

Hong Kong, 03 February 2016 Geneva-Paris-Hong Kong, February 3, 2016. The authorities of Bangladesh should immediately release journalist Mahmudur Rahman, who completed 1,000 days in custody without t...

BANGLADESH: Rebuilding justice institutions a must for realising rights

International Human Rights Day offers one more opportunity to streamline the discourse on human rights. The achievements in terms of the development of normative standards have been immense in the las...

BANGLADESH: Government repression and intimidation of families of victims of enforced disappearance

A Joint Statement by  Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances Asian Legal Resource Centre The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders [a joint programme of the Internatio...

BANGLADESH: Government must ensure justice for enforced disappearances

A Joint Statement by Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances, Asian Legal Resource Centre, & FIDH – International Federation for Human Rights on the occasion of the International...