Bangladesh Torture and Custodial Death (Prevention) Act

10 years of rights commission

NHRC avoids talking about ‘gunfights’, enforced disappearance

The NHRC has confirmed that none of its panel lawyers are giving assistance to victims of extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances

NHRC avoids talking about ‘gunfights’, enforced disappearance

Barishal woman alleges sexual harassment, torture in police custody

A woman arrested in a murder case alleged that she was harassed sexually and tortured in police custody at Wazirpur police station in Barishal after she had been placed on remand for two days

Barishal woman alleges sexual harassment, torture in police custody

Death in SMP police custody: SI Akbar among 6 indicted

The charge sheet in a case filed over the custodial death of Raihan Ahmed at Bandarbazar police outpost in Sylhet has been filed against six including the outpost’s sub-inspector Akbar Hossain Bhuiyan

Death in SMP police custody: SI Akbar among 6 indicted

Bangladesh drops one notch in 2021 World Press Freedom Index

The Index data reflect a dramatic deterioration in people’s access to information and an increase in obstacles to news coverage. The coronavirus pandemic has been used as grounds to block ...

Bangladesh drops one notch in 2021 World Press Freedom Index

Bangladesh at 50

Booming economy, shrinking rights

Bangladesh turns 50 this week as an economic success story but also an increasingly repressive de facto one-party state where a cartoon or Facebook post can land you in jail, or worse

Installation work of the last span (41st) of Padma Bridge is underway at 10:49am on 10 December 2020

Govt enacted Digital Security Act to cling to power: Fakhrul

BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has alleged that the current Awami League government had enacted the Digital Security Act to cling to power by force

BNP organises a rally demanding annulment of Digital Security Act in front of Press Club on Thursday

Statement of Editors’ Council

Concerned over abuse of Digital Security Act, demands review

Sampadak Parishad (Editors’ Council) has once again voiced concern about the Digital Security Act

Concerned over abuse of Digital Security Act, demands review

Torture

Kishore kept in unknown place for 69 hrs, beaten, quizzed about cartoons

According to the case statement, a team of RAB-3 arrested Kishore from his Kakrail residence at 2:30pm on 5 May

Kishore kept in unknown place for 69 hrs, beaten, quizzed about cartoons

Mushtaq’s death was ‘natural’: Home minister

The probe report regarding the custodial death of writer Mushtaq Ahmed, 53, who was detained in a case filed under the digital security act, has been submitted to home minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal ...

Mushtaq’s death was ‘natural’: Home minister

Custodial death of Mushtaq

Statements of foreigners out of diplomatic courtesy: Info minister

Information minister Hasan Mahmud has said the statements of foreigners over the death of Mushtaq are out of courtesy

Information minister Hasan Mahmud talks addresses the 2nd founding anniversary of Bangla daily newspaper ‘Somoyer Alo’ on Bir Uttam CR Datta Road, Dhaka on 2 March 2021
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