Bangladesh

HRC36 Oral Statement on Enforced Disappearances in Bangladesh
19 September 2017 12:04 pm

36th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 3 General Debate: Oral Statement Delivered by Samia Islam on behalf of Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) and World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) Monday, 18 September 2017 Mr. President, We note observations by the Working Group on Enforced and Involuntary Disappearances (WGEID) [ Read more ]

From Our Member Odhikar, Bangladesh – Human Rights Monitor Report (August 2017)
1 September 2017 4:19 pm

FORUM-ASIA member from Bangladesh, Odhikar, published its monthly human rights monitor report. The August 2017 report focuses on the following: Extra-judicial killings Death in jail Torture, inhuman treatment and lack of accountability of law enforcement agencies Enforced disappearances Public lynching ‘Extremism’ and human rights Criminalization of politics and political violence Questionable activities of Election Commission [ Read more ]

From Our Member Odhikar, Bangladesh – Human Rights Monitor Report (July 2017)
2 August 2017 1:16 pm

FORUM-ASIA member from Bangladesh, Odhikar, published its monthly human rights monitor report. The July 2017 report focuses on the following: Extra-judicial killings Death in jail Torture, inhuman treatment and lack of accountability of law enforcement agencies Enforced disappearances Public lynching Political violence Election Commission and future elections Hindrance to freedom of assembly Interference on freedom [ Read more ]

From Our Member Odhikar, Bangladesh – “Slap on the Wrist: Impunity for Human Rights Violations against Santal Community Members in Bangladesh”
25 July 2017 12:17 pm

FORUM-ASIA’s member from Bangladesh, Odhikar, together with FIDH and Asian Human Rights Commission published a joint report entitled “Slap on the Wrist: Impunity for Human Rights Violations against Santal Community Members in Bangladesh”, based on a fact-finding mission conducted by Odhikar from 19-22 November 2016. The report focuses on a series of attacks against members of [ Read more ]

FORUM-ASIA deeply troubled by the detention of Adilur Rahman Khan in Malaysia today
20 July 2017 8:05 pm

(Bangkok 20 July 2017) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) expresses deep concern about the restriction of the freedom of movement of Adilur Rahman Khan by the Malaysian authorities today. FORUM-ASIA calls upon the Government of Malaysia, and all Governments in the Asian region to ensure the right to movement, assembly [ Read more ]

Malaysia: Release Adilur Rahman Khan Immediately!
6:08 pm

[UPDATE] Several colleagues in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, who have been struggling since early morning to have Adilur Rahman Khan be released, have been told that he will be deported back to Dhaka this evening. — Today, at around 4:00 am local time, Adilur Rahman Khan, Secretary of Odhikar and Vice Chair of FORUM-ASIA was detained [ Read more ]

HRC35 Oral Statement on the declining Human Rights situations in several Asian countries
16 June 2017 4:02 pm

35th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 4: General Debate on the human rights situations that require the Council’s attention Oral Statement Delivered by R. Iniyan Ilango on behalf of Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Friday, 16 June 2017 Mr President, FORUM-ASIA draws the Council’s attention to declining human [ Read more ]

HRC35 Side Event: Freedom of Expression in South Asia
13 June 2017 6:34 pm

Date: Wednesday, 14 June 2017 Time: 11:00-12:00 Venue: Room XXVII, Palais des Nations, Geneva Freedom of expression continues to be under threat in South Asia. Restrictive legislation, criminal defamation, abduction, digital surveillance, killings and threats from rising extremism are some of the trends that plagued have freedom of expression in South Asia. The side event will [ Read more ]

Joint Statement – Bangladesh: Conduct a credible investigation into threats of violence and ensure protection of Sultana Kamal
6:15 pm

We, several international and regional civil society organisations express deep concern over violent threats received by Sultana Kamal, a prominent lawyer and women human rights defender in Bangladesh. Sultana received these threats from the radical Islamist group Hefazat-e-Islam (Hefazat), a coalition of teachers and students of quami Madrasas[1], after expressing her opinion on a news [ Read more ]

From Our Member Odhikar, Bangladesh – Human Rights Monitor Report (May 2017)
2 June 2017 1:20 pm

FORUM-ASIA member from Bangladesh, Odhikar, published its monthly human rights monitor report. The May 2017 report focused on the following: Extrajudicial killings Death in jail Torture and inhuman treatment Enforced disappearances Public lynching Political violence Police raid BNP Chairperson’s party office Hindrance to freedom of assembly Hindrance to freedom of expression and the media Situation [ Read more ]