Tag Archive: abduction

Aug 13

Lamentations of a mother – 1 year of Mir Ahmad Bin Quasem’s abduction in Bangladesh

  From the Facebook post of Ayesha Khandkar, mother of Mir Ahmad Bin Quasem (Arman), who was abducted on 9th August, 2016 by state forces in Bangladesh, Many days, nights and months have gone by, and a year has passed. Arman has not not come. He has not returned. Everybody had asked me to keep …

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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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Jan 21

Shibir activist Jobayer, another victim of political killing

On Monday night, the night of 13th of January 2015, Mohammad Zobaer (18), son of Mohammad Younus, and an activist (worker) of Bangladesh Islami Chhatra Shibir, was returning from attending a mehfil (religious congregation) on the occasion of Siraat-un-nabi (term referring to the legacy and life of the Prophet S.A.W), at Chunti Union, Lohagara sub …

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Sep 03

International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearance: The Bangladesh Chapter

August 30 is the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearance. The crime of enforced disappearance may be considered a way to create terror in society, when victims are picked up and never seen again; and where victim families are left in a maelstrom of fear, uncertainty and, in many cases economic crises. The …

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May 25

Government behind it all – Killing and abductions continue unabated in Bangladesh

On the 19th of April, at a seminar organized at Spectra Convention Center in Dhaka on shaping and implementing community policies to combat climate change, Information minister Hasanul Haq Inu came up with another great piece of information. He claimedthat “to combat climate change, we first and foremost need to equip and enhance our abilities …

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Jul 03

Shahbag spearheads cheap politics with dead BCL cadre Dip

A third-year student of mechanical engineering and BUET unit Chhatra League convening committee member, Arif Raihan Dip, died at about 4:00am in Square Hospitals in the capital on the 3rd of July 2013. He had been unconscious since he had been stabbed him in his room at the Kabi Nazrul Islam Hall on April 9. …

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Jun 25

Chatra League: Embodying terrorism en masse

UNB reported that two people, including an 8 year old boy, were killed and another person was injured during a gunfight between armed cadres of the Jubo League and Bangladesh Chhatra League over dropping a tender for three development projects of Bangladesh Railway East Zone headquarters, CRB Bhaban, under Kotwali Police Station at around 11:45am. …

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