Bangladesh

From Our Member Odhikar, Bangladesh – Statement: Seven years since the killing of Felani by India’s Border Security Force
9 January 2018 11:41 am

Odhikar’s Statement protesting the Indian government’s political and economic aggression and human rights violations against Bangladeshi citizens along the border Dhaka, January 6, 2018: Seven years have passed since adolescent Felani was killed. On January 7, 2011, members of the Indian Border Security Force (BSF) shot dead Felani Khatun, as she was crossing the India-Bangladesh [ Read more ]

Bangladesh: Urgent action required to trace former diplomat Maroof Zaman
8 December 2017 5:39 pm

(Bangkok/Kathmandu, 8 December, 2017): The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) is deeply concerned over the disappearance of Muhammed Maroof Zaman, a former Bangladeshi diplomat, who has been missing since 4 December. According to information received by FORUM-ASIA from its members, Zaman was on his way to the Dhaka International Airport on the [ Read more ]

Adilur Rahman Khan and Rosemarie Trajano win Franco-German Prize for Human Rights and Rule of Law 2017
6 December 2017 12:35 pm

At the Franco-German Council of Ministers in April 2016, Germany and France announced the launch of an annual international Franco-German Prize for Human Rights and the Rule of Law. In 2017 the prize is being awarded for the second time to committed human rights defenders from around the world who have done outstanding work in [ Read more ]

From Our Member Odhikar, Bangladesh – Human Rights Monitor Report (November 2017)
4 December 2017 2:19 pm

FORUM-ASIA member from Bangladesh, Odhikar, published its monthly human rights monitor report. The November 2017 report focuses on the following: Resignation of the Chief Justice and Independence of the Judiciary Extrajudicial killings Death in jail Torture, inhuman treatment and lack of accountability Enforced disappearances Public lynching ‘Extremism’ and human rights High Court verdict on the [ Read more ]

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 ]