Bangladesh

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 February 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 ]

From Our Member Odhikar, Bangladesh – Human Rights Monitor Report (February 2018)
2 March 2018 11:28 am

FORUM-ASIA member from Bangladesh, Odhikar, published its monthly human rights monitor report. The February 2018 report focuses on the following: Mass arrest of opposition party activists, indiscriminate cases filed, suppression and hindrance to freedom of assembly Internal conflict of the ruling party and attacks on ordinary citizens Allegations of extensive corruption Independence of the Judiciary [ Read more ]

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 ]