Bangladesh

ANNI Member Update, Odhikar – Bangladesh
22 October 2019 12:02 pm

Quarterly Human Rights Monitoring Report on Bangladesh Reporting Period: July – September 2019 This report is based on the human rights situation in Bangladesh from July to September 2019. The human rights situation continued to remain grave during the reporting period. The Awami League government, which came to power without the people’s vote, has systematically [ Read more ]

ANNI Member Update, Ain O Salish Kendra (ASK) – Bangladesh
11:48 am

A call for transparency By Tamanna Hoq Riti from ANNI member Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK) The National Human Rights Commission’s procedures require an upgrade The former chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission, Bangladesh went in retirement on July 1, 2019. We were expecting to get a new chairperson from July, but unfortunately, that did [ Read more ]

From Our Member Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit (RMMRU), Bangladesh – Kashmir: The Desecrated Crown
20 October 2019 3:12 pm

Kashmir: The Desecrated Crown 20, October,2019 “Boys and girls can now talk to each other,” declared the governor of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) on October 14. He made the comment while announcing the resumption of post-paid mobile phone services in the valley after a 72-day blockade, imposed on the eve of the Centre’s decision to [ Read more ]

From Our Member Odhikar, Bangladesh – Quarterly Human Rights Monitoring Report on Bangladesh  
16 October 2019 5:39 pm

FORUM-ASIA member from Bangladesh, Odhikar, published its quarterly human rights monitor report covering the period of July- September 2019. The report documents different human rights violations and looks at issues of impunity, abuses in prisons, repression on freedom of assembly, corruption, and violence against women, among others. It also looks into the human rights situation along [ Read more ]

Bangladesh: Ensure justice and accountability for the killing of Abrar Fahad
11 October 2019 11:35 pm

(Kathmandu/Bangkok, 11 October 2019) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) strongly condemns the killing of Abrar Fahad, a student of the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET). He was allegedly beaten to death by members of Chhatra League, the student wing of the ruling party Awami League, following his Facebook [ Read more ]

From Our Member Odhikar, Bangladesh – Odhikar strongly condemns the killing of BUET student Abrar Fahad
10 October 2019 9:57 am

Odhikar strongly condemns the killing of BUET student Abrar Fahad In the night of 6 October 2019, Abrar Fahad, a second-year student of Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department in Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), was murdered by being beaten to death, by a group of Awami League backed Chhatra League activists, led by [ Read more ]

[ANNI Statement] Bangladesh: Another Flawed Selection Process for National Human Rights Commission of Bangladesh
3 October 2019 5:41 pm

(Bangkok, 3 October 2019) – The Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI) and its members deplore the flawed selection process for the appointment of new commissioners for the National Human Rights Commission of Bangladesh (NHRCB). The lack of a participatory, transparent and merit-based selection process has resulted in the selection of commissioners with [ Read more ]

Bangladesh: Restore freedom of movement and communication of Rohingya
13 September 2019 6:04 pm

(Kathmandu/Bangkok, 13 September 2019) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) expresses its deep concerns over the shutdown of 3G and 4G services in the Tekhnaf and Ukhiya camps, in Cox’s bazaar. This shutdown has grave consequences for the rights of the Rohingya people, as it restricts their freedom of expression, their [ Read more ]

Myanmar / Bangladesh: Stop Rohingya Repatriation
21 August 2019 6:15 pm

(Bangkok, 21 August 2019) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development urges the Governments of Myanmar and Bangladesh to stop the repatriation of Rohingya refugees scheduled to start on 22 August. The Government of Myanmar has not met the conditions necessary to ensure voluntary, safe and dignified return of Rohingya refugees and the [ Read more ]

Joint Statement – Bangladesh: Human rights groups urge government to implement recommendations on torture and other abuses after damning UN review
14 August 2019 2:21 pm

Global, 14 August 2019: – Following serious concerns expressed by the UN Committee against Torture (CAT) about torture in Bangladesh, seven human rights organizations call on the Bangladeshi government to recognize the magnitude of the problem and address and implement the nearly 90 recommendations made by the UN body. On 9 August 2019, the CAT, [ Read more ]