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Human Rights leader Arrested August 12, 2013

Posted by bdoza in BANGLADESH.
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Odhikar-2The secretary of Odhikar, a human rights organization is arrested and put on remand for 5 days. Adilur Rahman is arrested as said due to their report on the killing of activists of Hefazat-e-Islam on May 5 and 6 2013. It is said that Odhikar distorted the facts and photos to embarrass the government.

Khalda Zia, leader of major opposition BNP protested the arrest. Human Rights activists also observing the development with anxiety.

With this new move of the government , the issue of Hefazat will get a new life in the political discussions in Bangladesh.

Link: Odhikar

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Follow up:
Minister of Information Mr. Hasanul Huq Inu justified the arrest of Adilur Rahman saying that he has served the purpose of BNP Jamaat. He claimed that a single man was not killed on that night by the government force.
High Court suspended the remand of Adilur Rahman ordered by a lower court.
Human Right activists and organizations of home and abroad condemned the arrest that includes Advocate Sultana Kamal, Ain O Salish Kendro, Human Rights Watch Asia, Amensty International.
Political leaders and parties and different nations also expressed their concern that include Khaleda Zia, EU and USA.

An opinion : Shahdin Malik, Advocate Suprem Court and Teacher, School of Law, Brac University


UN Human Rights Commission urged the government to release Human Right Activists Adilur Rahman.

An opinion: Kamal Ahmed, Prothom Alo

Dr.Mohammad Yunus expressed his support for Adilur Rahman, Human Rights leader of Bangladesh and demanded his release.

Odhikar denied that the report police is showing is not theirs.

Daily Star, leading English daily expressed its surprise for Adilur still in prison.


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