Government must protect rights workers from intimidation and legal persecution
Usually, one sees the families of the victims of enforced disappearances demanding their loved ones be returned. But in a rare occurrence, the survivors came to the fore at a programme yesterday to narrate the ordeals they went through.
No credible and independent investigation has so far been carried out into any of the alleged incidents of enforced disappearance in Bangladesh.
The government is looking into the cases of 28 victims of enforced disappearance, State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam said today.
Government must act on rising allegations of enforced disappearances
Government decision to engage in expatriate diplomacy to tackle negative propaganda raises a lot of questions.
“How are our loved ones? Are they eating well? Are they being tortured? Are they… alive?”
While their families search every alleyway, survivors say that they lived right around the corner in the capital city.
UN human rights chief's visit to Dhaka revealed contrasting expectations on the part of the government and rights groups.