Bangladesh

Bangladesh: Halt extrajudicial execution of alleged drug offenders and ensure right to life and fair trial
8 June 2018 6:59 pm

(Bangkok/Kathmandu – 8 June 2018) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) condemns the extrajudicial killings of more than 130 suspected drug offenders, carried out in May 2018 in Bangladesh. These killings were carried out without conforming to basic international human rights norms and constitutional obligations of the Government of Bangladesh. FORUM-ASIA [ Read more ]

From Our Member Odhikar, Bangladesh – Human Rights Monitor Report (May 2018)
5 June 2018 11:22 am

FORUM-ASIA member from Bangladesh, Odhikar, published its monthly human rights monitor report. The June 2018 report focuses on the following: Election, Political Violence and Criminalisation Hindrance to freedom of assembly Extrajudicial killings Public lynching and death in jail Political suppression and torture in remand Enforced disappearances Freedom of the media Repressive laws Allegations of widespread [ Read more ]

From Our Member Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK), Bangladesh – Anti-drug Drive Kills 119 in ‘Gunfights’
31 May 2018 2:02 pm

Anti-drug Drive Kills 119 in ‘Gunfights’ ASK Expresses Grave Concern [31 May, Dhaka] In line with government’s ‘zero tolerance’ policy, the joint force of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) and Police is carrying out an ‘anti-drug’ drive all over the country. In this drive, within 15 days, 119 people succumbed to death due to the so [ Read more ]

From Our Member Odhikar, Bangladesh – Human Rights Monitor Report (April 2018)
2 May 2018 11:38 am

FORUM-ASIA member from Bangladesh, Odhikar, published its monthly human rights monitor report. The April 2018 report focuses on the following: Election, Political Violence and Criminalisation Hindrance to freedom of assembly Extrajudicial killings Public lynching and death in jail Political suppression and torture in remand Enforced disappearances Freedom of the media Repressive laws Allegations of widespread [ Read more ]

Joint Open Letter: Proposed Digital Security Bill will restrict free expression and promote self-censorship in Bangladesh
24 April 2018 1:46 pm

  To: H.E. Sheikh Hasina Wazed Prime Minister of Bangladesh c/o Md. Nojibur Rahman Principal Secretary to the HPM Prime Minister’s Office   24 April 2018   Dear Prime Minister,   Open Letter: Proposed Digital Security Bill will restrict free expression and promote self-censorship in Bangladesh FORUM-ASIA, the Asian Human Rights Commission and CIVICUS (World [ Read more ]

From Our Member Odhikar, Bangladesh – Human Rights Monitor Report (March 2018)
2 April 2018 12:19 pm

FORUM-ASIA member from Bangladesh, Odhikar, published its monthly human rights monitor report. The March 2018 report focuses on the following: Status of the imprisoned opposition leader Hindrance to freedom of assembly and allegation of arrest Criminalisation of the ruling party Extrajudicial killings Inhuman treatment and lack of accountability of law enforcement agencies Repressive Information and [ Read more ]

Rohingya refugees must be included in the formulation and implementation of resettlement, rehabilitation and repatriation plans and processes
31 March 2018 1:58 pm

(Bangkok/Dhaka, 31 March 2018) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), together with its members in Bangladesh, conducted a fact-finding mission into the situation of Rohingya refugees at Lambasia, Kutupalong, Balukhali and Thyingkhali makeshift camps of Cox’s Bazar on 24-28 March 2018. These camps house around 550,000 of the 695,000 Rohingya refugees [ Read more ]

Joint Statement – Bangladesh: Civil society decries mass arrests amid worsening human rights situation
22 March 2018 1:39 pm

Joint statement Bangladesh: Civil society decries mass arrests amid worsening human rights situation 22 March 2018: The Solidarity Group for Bangladesh[1] today decries the mass arrests of opposition supporters that have taken place in Bangladesh over the past two months, and calls on the government to release all those who have been detained and to [ Read more ]

From Our Member Odhikar, Bangladesh – Statement on the 7th March incidents of sexual harassment against women
10 March 2018 10:47 am

Odhikar deeply condemns the reported disgraceful incidents of sexual harassment of a number of women in different streets of Dhaka City allegedly by the ruling party activists, the day before International Women’s Day. It was reported that the attackers chanted the slogan ‘Joy Bangla’ from the procession while they sexually molested women and obstructed the [ Read more ]

From Our Member Odhikar, Bangladesh – Odhikar Commemorates International Women’s Day 2018
9 March 2018 10:47 am

To commemorate International Women’s Day, Odhikar organised a discussion meeting at its office on 8 March 2018. Odhikar expressed its concern that violence against women is increasing alarmingly in this country, which has a detrimental effect on women’s human rights and political participation. On this day, Odhikar expresses solidarity with all the female family members [ Read more ]