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  • Enforced Disappearances: 92 taken last year: report

    At least 92 people became victims of enforced disappearances last year and 23 of them are still missing, says a new human rights report.

  • ‘I couldn’t find him anywhere’

    Ever since her son went missing four years ago, Shahida Begum, 65, has knocked at every possible door -- local police, Rab, political leaders.

  • Enforced Disappearance in Bangladesh

    A thousand days of wait

    Apart from eyes that fight weariness, each of them has one thing in common: they are all waiting for their husbands -- who had gone missing years ago in a notorious spate of enforced disappearances.

  • Pleads the mother of a man missing for 3 years; families going through similar ordeal gather to share their anguish

    Let me see my son before I die

    “I am growing old. I am becoming sick… I want to see my son for one last time before I die.” The voice of Saleha Begum, 65, was cracking repeatedly as she sought to know the whereabouts of her son Moazzem Hossain Topu.

  • Disavowal is not the correct response

    Five hundred and forty-four is a horrendous number of people to have gone missing, reportedly, in the last eight years since 2008. Only a few of them have returned; unfortunately 300 of them remain unaccounted for. It is a very sorry state where relatives of victims of such patently criminal acts should find themselves between the devil and the deep sea.

  • Govt took limited steps to prosecute rights abuses

    Bangladesh government took limited measures to investigate and prosecute cases of extrajudicial killings and enforced

  • Human Rights Watch

    Investigate fate of disappeared secret detentions: HRW

    The Bangladesh government should take urgent steps to confirm the whereabouts and release of men “held by its security authorities outside the authority of the courts,” Human Rights Watch said in a letter to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina that was made public today.

  • Human Rights Watch

    HRW calls for free probe, prosecution

    Security forces in Bangladesh are accused of extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearances and secret detentions, including that of

  • Freedom of Expression

    HRW raps govt over enforced disappearances

    Human Rights Watch criticises Bangladesh government over the enforced disappearances carried out allegedly by the law enforcement agencies. In a long report, the international rights group also recommends prompt investigation into the allegations of such disappearances.

  • Families want their ‘missing’ dear ones back

    Families of victims of enforced disappearances, who were mostly opposition BNP activists, today urged the prime minister to get back their dear ones at a demonstration staged in Dhaka.