disappearance

Stop denial

More than nine months after being allegedly picked up by men in plainclothes, Imam Mahadi Hasan Dollar returned home on Saturday, but he has not talked publicly about his ordeal.

December 9, 2022
December 9, 2022

Are we only paying lip service to human rights?

Bangladesh must improve its human rights record

August 31, 2022
August 31, 2022

Stop denial

More than nine months after being allegedly picked up by men in plainclothes, Imam Mahadi Hasan Dollar returned home on Saturday, but he has not talked publicly about his ordeal.

March 18, 2019
March 18, 2019

The case of the missing ambassador

We are happy to see that the ambassador, who had gone missing 15 months ago, has returned home. And he happens to be among only a lucky few to have done so.

May 11, 2018
May 11, 2018

Still waiting for the bell to ring

I am tired of visiting morgues, riverbanks and other places in search of my brother,” said Rehana Banu. Her brother Pintu, an opposition activist, was picked up allegedly by plainclothes law enforcers from Pallabi on December 11, 2013. Pintu remains untraced.

December 25, 2017
December 25, 2017

Mysteries of the missing persons

It is not that we are pointing the finger at the government and blaming it for the disappearances, but we must question its lack of interest when it comes to investigating these incidents

December 7, 2017
December 7, 2017

Another unexplained disappearance

It has come to light that yet another person has also gone missing following a string of high-profile disappearances that include NSU teacher Mubashar Hasan who went missing exactly a month ago.

June 12, 2016
June 12, 2016

Where is Kalpana?

An Amnesty International poster with the sketch of a young woman appears on the screen when googled for #myunseensister. The question “Kalpana Khudu?” (Where is Kalpana?) glares beside the pictures.

May 28, 2016
May 28, 2016

People can't just go 'missing'!

When nine people mysteriously go “missing” from two villages of the same upazila in less than a month, including three members of the same family...

April 22, 2016
April 22, 2016

Probir Sikdar appeals to PM for ‘safety’

Fearing that he might disappear or be harassed further, veteran journalist Probir Sikdar appeals to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to save his life immediately.

December 7, 2015
December 7, 2015

Where have all the missing persons gone?

The statistics are frightening for any society that prides itself on its civilisational credentials, and even more so for any government....