Monthly Archive: August 2016

Aug 23

Family Statement on the Arrest of Ex-Brigadier General Amaan Azmi

On Monday, 22nd August, at 8pm, more than thirty plainclothes men claiming to be from the Detective Branch of the Bangladesh Police stormed our family residence in the Moghbazar area of the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, and seized our brother, Abdullahil Amaan Azmi. No warrant was provided by the officers, and no cause of arrest was …

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Aug 17

BHRC and Bar Council raise concerns over abduction of Bangladeshi lawyer Mir Ahmad Bin Quasem (English and Bangla)

The Bar Council and Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales have issued a joint statement today, voicing concern over the abduction of Mir Ahmed Bin Quasem, a lawyer in Bangladesh. Reports indicate that Mr. Quasem was taken from his home on 9th August by Bangladeshi security forces. No information has been given on where …

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Aug 14

Bangladesh Supreme Court Lawyers Association calls for Barrister Mir Ahmad Bin Quasem’s release

The following letter was published on 11th August, 2016, by Bangladesh Supreme Court Lawyers Association concerning the demand to release lawyer Mir Ahmad Bin Quasem. It has been translated into English below. It has come to our knowledge, through various newspapers and the testimony by the victim’s family, that Barrister Mir Ahmad Bin Quasem (Arman), …

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Aug 10

Bangladesh Government forces abduct lawyer Mir Ahmad Bin Quasem; share this and raise your voice now

Repression is the daily life norm in Bangladesh. Words sometimes fail to depict the gravity of what is happening in the country at present, as a widely discredited government continues to brutally root out its opponents amidst shameful silence by the international community. Terrorism is the new big boogeyman, and the government in its evil …

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