Bangladesh

From Our Member Odhikar, Bangladesh – Protest against fictitious report against Odhikar published in the Daily Janakantha
15 November 2018 12:29 pm

On 11 November 2018 a report by Bibhash Baroi titled “Controversial organisation Odhikar is again involved in murky activities” published in the daily Janakantha, has come to Odhikar’s knowledge. Such report is completely false, fabricated and motivated. In this report, it has been stated that “the intelligence agency recommended stopping all the activities of Odhikar [ Read more ]

Bangladesh: 100 days of incarceration for dissent, release Shahidul Alam without further delay
13 November 2018 6:17 pm

(Bangladesh/Kathmandu, 13 November 2018) – The Asian forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) strongly denounces the continued detention of Shahidul Alam, a well-known photographer and human rights activist from Bangladesh. Alam, who founded the Drik Photo Gallery, was arrested shortly after he posted on Facebook about the protests for road safety in Dhaka in [ Read more ]

From Our Member Odhikar, Bangladesh – Human Rights Monitor Report (October 2018)
4 November 2018 2:51 pm

FORUM-ASIA member from Bangladesh, Odhikar, published its monthly human rights monitor report. The October 2018 report focuses on the following: Statistics of Human Rights Violations: January-October 2018 Suppression on Opposition political parties ahead of the upcoming National Elections Political Violence Hindrance to Freedom of Expression and the Media Cases filed against Dr. Zafrullah Chowdhury Barrister Moinul [ Read more ]

From Our Member Odhikar, Bangladesh – Bangladesh: Concrete human rights improvements must accompany election to top UN rights body
11 October 2018 11:41 am

FIDH – International Federation for Human Rights and its member organization in Bangladesh Odhikar Joint press release Bangladesh: Concrete human rights improvements must accompany election to top UN rights body  Dhaka, Paris, 11 October 2018: Bangladesh will be a credible member of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council (HRC) only if it makes concrete [ Read more ]

From Our Member Odhikar, Bangladesh – 24th Anniversary of Odhikar: Continuing to defend human rights and justice amid persecution
10 October 2018 2:19 pm

24th Anniversary of Odhikar: Continuing to defend human rights and justice amid persecution  Statement from Odhikar Dhaka, 09 October 2018: Odhikar remembers the victims of human rights violations around the world while commemorating its 24th founding anniversary on the 10th of October 2018. The Organisation was formed in 1994 with the vision of a just society based on [ Read more ]

From Our Member Odhikar, Bangladesh – Human Rights Monitor Report (September 2018)
3 October 2018 1:02 pm

FORUM-ASIA member from Bangladesh, Odhikar, published its monthly human rights monitor report. The September 2018 report focuses on the following: Upcoming National Elections: Suppression of Opposition Political Parties Election Commission: Attempts to use controversial EVM for the upcoming elections and intelligence activities Hindrance to Freedom of Expression and the Media Political Violence Independence of the Judiciary [ Read more ]

From Our Member Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK), Bangladesh – statement on the imprisonment of Maidul Islam, Assistant Professor, University of Chittagong
1 October 2018 2:06 pm

Maidul Islam, Assistant Professor, University of Chittagong, sent to Prison: Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK) Expresses Grave Concern and Protests [1 October 2018, Dhaka] Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK) expresses grave concern over the imprisonment of Maidul Islam, Assistant Professor, University of Chittagong, against whom a case was filed under the most controversial Section 57 [ Read more ]

HRC39 Oral Statement on the Universal Periodic Review of Bangladesh
21 September 2018 11:15 am

 39th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 6: Universal Periodic Review of Bangladesh Oral Statement Delivered by Ahmed Adam on behalf of Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Thursday, 20 September, 2018 We note that Bangladesh has fully accepted 178 out of 251 recommendations. We appreciate that the government has [ Read more ]

Bangladesh: Digital Security Bill legitimises suppression of freedom of expression and the press
20 September 2018 11:41 pm

(Bangkok/Kathmandu, 20 September 2018) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM ASIA) strongly denounces the passage of the controversial Digital Security Bill yesterday by the Bangladesh Parliament. Several sections of this Bill fall short of international human rights standards and pose serious threats to the freedom of expression and the press. The [ Read more ]

FORUM-ASIA and ANFREL concerned about human rights violations and lack of conducive environment for free and fair elections in Bangladesh
15 September 2018 3:54 pm

(Bangkok, 15 September 2018) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), with the participation of the Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL), conducted a fact-finding mission in Dhaka, Bangladesh from 7-10 September 2018. In light of the testimonies and data gathered during the mission, we express our utmost concern about the deterioration [ Read more ]