Bangladesh

Bangladesh : FORUM-ASIA Reiterates Call for the Release of Adilur Rahman Khan and Condemns Continued Attacks on Freedom of Expression
25 September 2013 3:46 pm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Dhaka, 25 September 2013) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), a regional human rights group with 47 member organisations from 16 countries across Asia, expresses its deep concerns over the continued detention of Adilur Rahman Khan and deteriorating environment for freedom of expression in Bangladesh. Adilur Rahman Khan, [ Read more ]

Item 6: Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Plenary on Bangladesh
20 September 2013 3:06 pm

Oral Statement Delivered by Mr. Ahmed Adam on Behalf of Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Friday, 20 September 2013 Thank you, Mr. President. FORUM-ASIA notes that the government of Bangladesh made its written responses to recommendations by the UPR Working Group available well in advance in July. While we appreciate Bangladesh’s decision [ Read more ]

Bangladesh: Government Must Retract Proposed Amendments to the Information and Communication Technology Act
23 August 2013 1:21 pm

(Bangkok, 22 August 2013) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), a regional human rights group with 47 member organisations from 16 countries across Asia, urged the government of Bangladesh to rescind the proposed amendment to the Information and Communication Technology Act 2006 (ICT Act), which is riddled with legal irregularities and [ Read more ]

Bangladesh: Arbitrary Arrest of Human Rights Defender Condemned, Adilur Rahman Khan Must be Released Immediately
11 August 2013 5:28 pm

(Bangkok, 11 August 2013) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), a regional human rights group with 47 member organisations from 16 countries across Asia, strongly condemned the arrest and harassment of Adilur Rahman Khan, Secretary of Odhikar, a local human rights organization at the forefront of fighting torture, extrajudicial killings and abuses [ Read more ]

Bangladesh: Ban on Political Activities Condemned – Government Urged to Refrain from Restricting Freedoms of Assembly, Association and Expression
20 May 2013 10:39 pm

(Bangkok, 20 May 2013) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), a regional human rights group with 47 member organisations from 16 countries across Asia including Bangladesh, expressed serious concern over the decision of the Government to ban all political activities in the country. The decision has come not through an official [ Read more ]

Bangladesh: Arrest of the Bloggers and Editor – Government Must Refrain from Muzzling Freedom of Expression
18 April 2013 10:23 pm

(Bangkok, 18 April 2013) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), a regional human rights group with 47 member organisations from 16 countries across Asia, expresses serious concern over the arrest of the acting editor of ‘Amar Desh’ and nineteen other employees of that newspaper. Attempts to prevent future publications of the [ Read more ]

Bangladesh: Government should initiate dialogues with teachers and refrain from using force
15 January 2013 7:35 pm

The Government of Bangladesh should refrain from using force on the teachers, who have been demonstrating for a week and should instead initiate dialogue with them to meet their grievance, said the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), a regional human rights organization representing 47 human rights organizations from 16 Asian countries including [ Read more ]

Dhaka Consensus : Regional Initiative for South Asian Human Rights Mechanism
7 December 2012 4:15 pm

The concluding document of the National Consultation in Bangladesh on 3-4 December 2012, organized by the Regional Initiative for a South Asian Human Rights Mechanism Dhaka, 4 December 2012: ‘Regional Initiative for South Asian Human Rights Mechanism’ is a network of organizations and individuals which aims to create an environment conducive to the establishment of [ Read more ]

More transparency and less control needed in Bangladesh’s foreign donations bill: International CSOs
4 December 2012 3:03 pm

DHAKA, 1 December 2012: There needs be more transparency and lesser control by the Government of Bangladesh as it seeks to bring in a new law to regulate foreign donations in the country said Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation and the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI). [ Read more ]

Bangladesh: Refrain from using force on student’s protest; protect people’s right to peaceful assembly and association
30 August 2012 1:28 pm

(Bangkok, 29 August 2012) The Government of Bangladesh should initiate dialogue with the protesting students, rather using force to meet their grievance, said the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), a regional human rights organization representing 49 Non Government Organizations across Asia. In Bangladesh, medical and dental college admission seekers are having peaceful [ Read more ]