enforced disappearance

October 10, 2022
October 10, 2022

Man “picked up by Rab,” shown arrested after 17 days

A man, Nurul Afsar Hawladar, who was picked up from Uttara on September 22 allegedly by Rab, was shown arrested in Cox's Bazar yesterday (October 9, 2022).

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.

September 3, 2022
September 3, 2022

“I cannot use a phone for my safety or ride my bicycle anymore”

"I cannot use a phone for my safety, or ride my bicycle, which I have ridden for 50 years," said photojournalist Shahidul Alam at a lecture session in Dhaka today (September 3, 2022).

August 26, 2022
August 26, 2022

A family forced into never-ending distress

Four years ago, some plainclothesmen picked up Mohon Mia from his Mirpur house. He has never returned home again. His father Jamsher Ali, a trader, has long insisted he has proof that Rab-4 members took his elder son away without giving any reason.

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 18, 2022
August 18, 2022

UN rights chief hits the nail on the head

Government must allow impartial investigation into rights abuse allegations

May 27, 2022
May 27, 2022

UN body deems govt explanations for enforced disappearance "insufficient"

The government has finally responded to the Human Rights Council’s Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances for the first time in 26 years.

May 15, 2022
May 15, 2022

Return of enforced disappearance and extrajudicial killing?

It was a sombre occasion at the Dhaka Reporters Unity premises on April 30.

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.

April 17, 2022
April 17, 2022

Ilias missing: 10 years gone, no trace yet

“We, the family members of the victims of enforced disappearance, have been leading a miserable life.