[Statement] 10th Parliamentary elections, unilaterally declared by the Election Commission without a political solution, will push Bangladesh towards total political confrontation

10th Parliamentary elections, unilaterally declared by the Election Commission without a political solution, will push Bangladesh towards total political confrontation On January 5, 2014 the 10th Parliamentary elections will be held in Bangladesh. These elections have been rejected by the most of the political parties, including the main Opposition BNP and its 18-Party Alliance, Left Democratic Alliance and others.…

[Solidarity] BANGLADESH: Alarming escalation of threats to human rights defenders -The Observatory

BANGLADESH: Alarming escalation of threats to human rights defenders Publication of an international fact-finding mission report Paris-Geneva, November 9, 2013 -As two members of prominent human rights NGO Odhikar will face trial tomorrow in Dhaka in relation to their human rights activities, the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, an FIDH-OMCT joint programme,…

[Solidarity] Arrest of Odhikar Director, a new step in persecution of prominent human rights organisation -the Observatory

BANGLADESH: Arrest of Odhikar Director, a new step in persecution of prominent human rights organisation Geneva-Paris, November 6, 2013. The World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) and the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), within the framework of the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, express their deep concern as Mr. ASM Nasiruddin Elan,…

[Statement] The release on bail of Odhikar Secretary Adilur Rahman Khan must be the first step to respect and protect human rights defenders! -The Observatory

BANGLADESH: The release on bail of Odhikar Secretary Adilur Rahman Khan must be the first step to respect and protect human rights defenders! Geneva-Paris, October 11, 2013. As t he World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) and the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), within the framework of the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights…

Asian Human Rights Commission

[Statement/Solidarity] Attorney General plays key role to deny Adilur’s bail granted by High Court-AHRC

AHRC-STM-180-2013 October 9, 2013 A Statement from the Asian Human Rights Commission BANGLADESH: Attorney General plays key role to deny Adilur’s bail granted by High Court Bangladeshis authorities are trying to block the process of releasing the human rights defender Adilur Rahman Khan, today, October 9, 2013. A Division Bench of the High Court Division…

[Urgent Appeal] Arbitrary arrest of Mr. Adilur Rahman Khan, Secretary of Odhikar and a member of OMCT General Assembly

Bangladesh: Arbitrary arrest of Mr. Adilur Rahman Khan, Secretary of Odhikar and a member of OMCT General Assembly BGD 001 / 0813 / OBS 074 Arbitrary arrest Bangladesh August 10, 2013 The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a joint programme of the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) and the International Federation for…

[Statement] AFAD remembers and honors the men, women and children victims of enforced disappearance in Asia and the world

AFAD REMEMBERS AND HONORS THE MEN, WOMEN AND CHILDREN VICTIMS OF ENFORCED DISAPPEARANCE IN ASIA AND THE WORLD On the 32nd year of the commemoration of the International Week of the Disappeared, the Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD) joins the families and friends of victims of enforced disappearance in remembering, paying tribute and restoring…

[In the news] Philippines among countries extremely vulnerable to climate change impact – consulting firm -InterAksyon.com

Philippines among countries extremely vulnerable to climate change impact – consulting firm By Bong D. Fabe, InterAksyon.com October 4, 2012 CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines — The Philippines is among the countries with the fastest growing populations that are extremely vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, according to the latest release of Maplecroft‘s Climate…

[Statement] PAKISAMA Statement Condemning the Assassination of Another PAKISAMA Leader, Florita “Nang Flor” Caya

The Pambansang Kilusan ng mga Samahang Magsasaka (PAKISAMA) condemns in strongest possible terms the April 27 dastardly assassination of Florita “Nang Flor” Caya (58), General Manager of a local indigenous peoples’ organization (UTCEL) and Vice-President of a national rural peasant women organization (LAKAMBINI) affiliated to PAKISAMA Confederation. According to police autopsy/investigation, at 7 PM of…