Bangladesh

26th Regular Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council
6 June 2014 5:27 pm

The UN Human Rights Council will hold its 26th regular session from 10 to 27 June 2014 in Geneva, Switzerland. FORUM-ASIA interventions, statements and events during this session will appear on this page.   Oral Statements Panel Discussion on the safety of journalists (Human Rights Council decision 24/116) (11 June 2014) Item 3: Interactive Dialogue with [ Read more ]

FORUM-ASIA Executive Committee Member Adilur Rahman Khan, Recipient of 2014 Gwangju Prize for Human Rights
18 May 2014 1:19 pm

FORUM-ASIA Statement:  18 May 2014  FORUM-ASIA Executive Committee Member Adilur Rahman Khan, Recipient of 2014 Gwangju Prize for Human Rights  A Testament to the Indomitable Spirit of Human Rights Defenders The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) extends its heartfelt congratulations to long-time human rights defender Adilur Rahman Khan, Secretary of Odhikar, FORUM-ASIA’s [ Read more ]

Bangladesh: Attempted Abduction Indicates Security Forces Act with Impunity
16 May 2014 7:11 pm

(Bangkok, 16 May 2014) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), a regional human rights NGO, strongly condemns the failure of the Government in preventing the security forces from committing and aiding serious human rights violations. The recent attempted abduction of Mr. Mohammad Nur Khan, Director of Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK) at a time [ Read more ]

Bangladesh: Government Must Expedite Efforts to Ensure Safe Return of Abu Bakar Siddique
17 April 2014 7:10 pm

(Bangkok, 17 April 2014) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), a regional human rights NGO, expressed grave concern over the abduction of Mr. Abu Bakar Siddique, the husband of prominent human rights defender Ms. Sayeda Rizwana Hasan. The human rights group urged the Government of Bangladesh to expedite efforts to ensure [ Read more ]

Asian States Must Cooperate Fully with UN Special Rapporteur on human rights defenders
28 March 2014 9:25 pm

(Bangkok/Geneva, 28 March 2014) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), a regional human rights group, has expressed concern over the lack of cooperation of a number of Asian states with the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders in 2013. The regional human rights group said this following [ Read more ]

Bangladesh: Crackdown on opposition leaders and violence must end for the facilitation of an inclusive political process
9 January 2014 10:32 am

(Bangkok, 8 January 2014) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), a regional human rights group with 47 member organisations from 16 countries across Asia, expresses serious concern over continuing crackdown on opposition leaders and the ensuing violence perpetrated by different political forces centering recent elections. Over the last few weeks, violence [ Read more ]

Bangladesh : FORUM-ASIA Reiterates Call for the Release of Adilur Rahman Khan and Condemns Continued Attacks on Freedom of Expression
25 September 2013 3:46 pm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Dhaka, 25 September 2013) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), a regional human rights group with 47 member organisations from 16 countries across Asia, expresses its deep concerns over the continued detention of Adilur Rahman Khan and deteriorating environment for freedom of expression in Bangladesh. Adilur Rahman Khan, [ Read more ]

Item 6: Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Plenary on Bangladesh
20 September 2013 3:06 pm

Oral Statement Delivered by Mr. Ahmed Adam on Behalf of Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Friday, 20 September 2013 Thank you, Mr. President. FORUM-ASIA notes that the government of Bangladesh made its written responses to recommendations by the UPR Working Group available well in advance in July. While we appreciate Bangladesh’s decision [ Read more ]

Bangladesh: Government Must Retract Proposed Amendments to the Information and Communication Technology Act
23 August 2013 1:21 pm

(Bangkok, 22 August 2013) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), a regional human rights group with 47 member organisations from 16 countries across Asia, urged the government of Bangladesh to rescind the proposed amendment to the Information and Communication Technology Act 2006 (ICT Act), which is riddled with legal irregularities and [ Read more ]

Bangladesh: Arbitrary Arrest of Human Rights Defender Condemned, Adilur Rahman Khan Must be Released Immediately
11 August 2013 5:28 pm

(Bangkok, 11 August 2013) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), a regional human rights group with 47 member organisations from 16 countries across Asia, strongly condemned the arrest and harassment of Adilur Rahman Khan, Secretary of Odhikar, a local human rights organization at the forefront of fighting torture, extrajudicial killings and abuses [ Read more ]