Tag Archive: human rights

Jan 26

Enforced Disappearances in Bangladesh: A Study (2010-2012)

Introduction Enforced disappearances have been a matter of rising concern over the past few years in Bangladesh. Historically, the phenomenon of enforced disappearances in Bangladesh was observed early during the post-independence period in 1972, after the government led by Sheikh Mujibur Rahman instituted the Jatiya Rakkhi Bahini on 8 February 1972 through a constitutional order. Although initiated …

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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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Apr 20

NHRC Chairman Mizanur claims “fanatics” behind sexual assaults; vile narrative to hide real sex offenders

In a not so shocking and thinly veiled comment, NHRC chairman Mizanur Rahman claimed that fanatic quarters were involved in the sexual assaults on women during Pahela Boisakh celebrations at various places in the country, including Dhaka University campus. The statement, though rhetorically appealing to a few and unpalatable to the bulk of us, is …

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Nov 14

Tohurul Islam, another life snubbed by fascist Bangladesh regime

On 29th October, 2014, police fired upon a protest procession by Bangladesh Jamaat–e-Islami and Bangladesh Islami Chatra Shibir activists at Chapai Nawabganj which was brought out at about 3 pm local time in protest of the death penalty handed down by the Bangladesh based International War Crimes Tribunal against Ameer-e-Jamaat Maulana Motiur Rahman Nizami. The …

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Jun 05

Bangladesh police defy court order, ransack and loot home of opposition leader Mir Quasem Ali

In an unwarranted and shocking incident, police in Dhaka today, the 4th of June, 2014, raided the house of Mir Quasem Ali, senior Jamaat-e-Islami leader and Chief Executive of Diganta Media Corporation, currently standing trial at the International Crimes tribunal in Dhaka.  Family and close relatives said that Mirpur thana police and detective branch personnel …

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May 28

We demand justice for Afzal Hossain, Shibir leader from Rajshahi

After illegally arresting Rajshahi University Shibir leader Afzal Hossain, police have tortured him using hammers, iron rods and sticks, breaking his arms and legs in the process. Officials of Shibir revealed such shocking allegations against the police at a press briefing on the 26th of May, 2014. They strongly protested the incident perpetrated by the …

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Apr 22

Jamaat supported UP member extra-judicially killed by government forces in Jhenaidah

Four days after being abducted by men claiming to be members of Kothchandpur Detective Branch (DB) of Police, the dead bullet ridden body of a Jamaat-e-Islami supported Union Parishad member was discovered by police at Mamunshia village under Sadar upazila of Jhenaidah district on Monday morning. The deceased was identified as Hafez Abul Kalam, 40, …

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