Bangladesh

Bangladesh: Stop violence against peaceful students protesters demanding reforms in the job reservation system
6 July 2018 1:49 pm

(Bangkok/Kathmandu, 6 July 2018) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) condemns the violent treatment of student protestors and teachers of universities across Bangladesh. While the protests and violence started in April, the situation has further escalated in the last few days. They are protesting the Government’s decision on a quota system, [ Read more ]

From Our Member Odhikar, Bangladesh – Statement: Quota Reform Movement: Immediately arrest the Chhatra League perpetrators; reform the quota!
5 July 2018 3:54 pm

3 July 2018 Quota Reform Movement: Immediately arrest the Chhatra League perpatrators; reform the quota! Odhikar would like to express its immense concern and condemnation regarding the horrific attacks by the Chhatra League leaders have unleashed on students protesting for the reformation of the quota on government jobs, since 30 June 2018; along with the [ Read more ]

From Our Member Odhikar, Bangladesh – Half-yearly Human Rights Monitoring Report
2 July 2018 3:16 pm

FORUM-ASIA member Odhikar of Bangladesh has published its half-yearly human rights monitoring report. The report looks at the human rights situation in Bangladesh for the period between January 2018 and June 2018, with focus on: State Repression and Impunity; Public Lynching; ‘Extremism’; Dysfunctional State Institutions; Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Media; Workers’ Rights; [ Read more ]

HRC38: Oral Statement during the Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of opinion and expression
22 June 2018 1:56 pm

38th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 3: Interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression Oral Statement Delivered by Emmanuel Amistad on behalf of Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Wednesday, 20 June 2018 Mr. President, FORUM-ASIA welcomes [ Read more ]

Open Letter to the National Human Rights Commission of Bangladesh regarding Rights of Rohingya Refugees
20 June 2018 6:06 pm

June 20, 2018 Honorable Kazi Reazul Hoque Chairperson National Human Rights Commission of Bangladesh BTMC Bhaban (8 th Floor) 7-9 Kazi Nazrul Islam Ave, Kawran Bazar, Dhaka-1215, Bangladesh chairman@nhrc.org.bd krh_bnhri@yahoo.com Re: Open Letter to the National Human Rights Commission of Bangladesh regarding Rights of Rohingya Refugees Dear Honorable Chairperson, Today, on the occasion of the [ Read more ]

Fact-finding Report on Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh
2:51 pm

  In the face of a new wave of violence that included genocidal killings by security forces in Myanmar’s Rakhine (formerly Arakan) State since 24 August 2017, some 671,000 Rohingyas have fled to Bangladesh from their villages and townships as of April 2018. They are now living in refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar, together with [ Read more ]

HRC38: Oral Statement on extrajudicial killings and mass arrests in the Bangladeshi ‘war on drugs’
19 June 2018 12:33 pm

38thRegular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 3: Special Rapporteur on Summary Executions Oral Statement Delivered by Joëlle Klein on behalf of World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) and Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Tuesday, 19 June 2018 Mr. President, We welcome the report of the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial executions. We [ Read more ]

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 ]