Bangladesh

Bangladesh: Trace missing journalist Shafiqul Islam Kajol at the earliest
19 March 2020 4:39 pm

(Kathmandu/ Bangkok, 19 March 2020) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) is deeply concerned over the alleged enforced disappearance of Shafiqul Islam Kajol, a Bangladeshi photo-journalist and editor of the Dhaka-based Bangla-language biweekly Pakkhakal. He has been missing since 10 March 2020.  His disappearance is particularly concerning given the criminal defamation [ Read more ]

From C R Abrar from our Member Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit (RMMRU), Bangladesh – Redrawing Rohingya Strategy
3 February 2020 4:26 pm

Redrawing Rohingya Strategy By C R Abrar from our member Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit (RMMRU) Within a week of the ruling of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) that provisionally recognised the group identity of the Rohingya and the unremitting persecution that the community has endured over decades, Bangladesh government announced that it [ Read more ]

Felani murdered nine years ago: Odhikar’s statement on the killings of and human rights violations on Bangladeshi nationals along the border by Indian Border Security Force
6 January 2020 10:52 am

Dhaka, 6 January 2020: January 7, 2020 marks nine years since the death anniversary of Felani Khatun[1], a Bangladeshi adolescent who was shot dead by the Indian Border Security Force (BSF). In 2011, on this day, BSF members shot and killed Felani Khatun at the India-Bangladesh border and hanged her body from the fence. However, [ Read more ]

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 ]