Enforced Disappearance in Bangladesh

September 21, 2022
September 21, 2022

Stop hiding behind technicalities

Government must act on rising allegations of enforced disappearances

September 17, 2022
September 17, 2022

‘Expatriate Diplomacy’ and ‘Mercenary Columnists’

Government decision to engage in expatriate diplomacy to tackle negative propaganda raises a lot of questions.

August 30, 2022
August 30, 2022

International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances 2022: Where do they disappear to?

“How are our loved ones? Are they eating well? Are they being tortured? Are they… alive?”

August 30, 2022
August 30, 2022

Where do the ‘disappeared’ disappear to?

While their families search every alleyway, survivors say that they lived right around the corner in the capital city. 

August 20, 2022
August 20, 2022

UN rights chief’s visit: Conflicting expectations and a hope for positive change

UN human rights chief's visit to Dhaka revealed contrasting expectations on the part of the government and rights groups.

August 19, 2022
August 19, 2022

Column by Mahfuz Anam: No govt has ever fallen for being self-critical

If we want to stop being lectured by international bodies, then we as a people, and much more so our government, must listen to our own critical voices.

June 13, 2022
June 13, 2022

Stripping Odhikar of its rights?

When Bangladesh needs to show that it has been listening to the concerns about respecting human rights and upholding the rule of law, it has done quite the opposite.

May 29, 2022
May 29, 2022

Govt report on enforced disappearance masks a bigger problem

Justice for the victims of enforced disappearance must be ensured

April 21, 2022
April 21, 2022

Rab says it tried to find BNP leader Ilias Ali

Rapid Action Battalion today rejected allegation of the force's involvement in BNP leader Ilias Ali’s disappearance as "baseless". 

April 20, 2022
April 20, 2022

An open letter to the makers of ‘Nikhoj’

Dear Reehan Rahman, My father, photojournalist and editor Shafiqul Islam Kajol, was added to the list of hundreds of Bangladeshi victims of enforced disappearance on March 10, 2020.