extra-judicial killings

April 17, 2022
April 17, 2022

Draft OTT regulations: They'll be threat to free speech, says speakers at webinar

The government’s draft regulation for digital, social media and OTT platforms will be a threat to freedom of speech and people’s basic rights, experts said yesterday.

January 24, 2020
January 24, 2020

3 killed in Cox’s Bazar, Magura, Natore ‘gunfights’

Three alleged criminals are killed in separate reported incidents of “gunfights” with law enforcers in Cox’s Bazar, Magura and Natore districts.

June 27, 2018
June 27, 2018

'Extra-judicial killings': Arbitrary as a process, random in its effects

To this writer the expression “extra-judicial killing” is an apt illustration of the term “oxymoron”— that is, words put together which contradict each other. The expression has most likely been coined by journalists, and perhaps social scientists and rights activists, and curiously is not found in the legal lexicon. One could ask if there is actually anything like a judicial killing and if not, how could there be sense or meaning in the expression “extra-judicial killing”?

June 6, 2018
June 6, 2018

UN human rights chief condemns killings of ‘drug offenders’ in Bangladesh

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein condemns the alleged extra-judicial killings of suspected drug offenders in Bangladesh and urged the authorities to ensure that these serious human rights violations are immediately halted and perpetrators brought to justice.

August 16, 2016
August 16, 2016

‘Robber’ killed in ‘gunfight’ with Jamalpur cops

An alleged robber is killed in a “gunfight” between his cohorts and police in Madarganj upazila of Jamalpur last night.

August 27, 2015
August 27, 2015

What about the other victims?

At last there is acknowledgement from the government party members that innocent people do get killed in “crossfire”. One wishes it had come sooner.

August 26, 2015
August 26, 2015

Crossfire killings

Of late, an influen-tial ruling party MP has registered his contempt for the latest rounds of extra-judicial killings by the RAB in Bangladesh.