Call for the end of harassment against Odhikar staff
23 March 2011 8:13 am

Open Letter to Government of Bangladesh 23 March 2011 Her Excellency Sheikh Hasina Prime Minister of Bangladesh Old Sangsad BhabanTejgaon, Dhaka-1215Bangladesh Re: Call for the end of harassment against Odhikar staff Your Excellency Madame Prime Minister, The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), a membership based regional human rights organization, writes this letter [ Read more ]

More linkages and cooperation in human rights, peace and people’s security needed in Asia; Bangladesh plays a vital role
22 February 2011 8:55 am

A firmer commitment to facilitate the convergence of civil society networks in Asia working on common issues was affirmed at the 5th General Forum of the Solidarity for Asian People’s Advocacy (SAPA), at the BRAC Center, Khagan, Savar, Dhaka, on 18-20 February 2011. The general forum discussed impunity, food sovereignty and peace and security concerns [ Read more ]

BANGLADESH – Torture on Mahmudur Rahman, acting editor of an opposition daily
15 June 2010 2:35 am

After forcing to close the Bengali daily Amar Desh on 1 June 2010, the government of Bangladesh arrested its editor. Below is the report by FORUM-ASIA member Odhikar. On 12 June 2010, after being in remand for three days, Mr. Mahmudur Rahman, acting Editor of the Daily Amar Desh, was brought before the court of [ Read more ]

Bangladesh – Border Security Forces Kill the Innocent
31 July 2009 4:30 am

Odhikar, FORUM-ASIA member in Bangladesh, called on the government to address the killing by Indian Border Security Force during the three-day meeting with them. The organisation issued the statement below on 12 July 2009, the first day of the meeting. It reports that 789 people, most of them farmers, were killed by the force. Odhikar, [ Read more ]