Extrajudicial killing

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 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.

July 5, 2019
July 5, 2019

Cops must be more careful

Law enforcers must be more careful so that extrajudicial killings do not take place, the High Court warned yesterday. “Everyone must be given the legal protection provided by the law,” it said.

March 10, 2019
March 10, 2019

Home boss defends deaths in crossfire

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan yesterday defended crossfire deaths saying the law enforcement agencies opened fire during the anti-narcotics drives only in self-defence.

January 14, 2019
January 14, 2019

Extrajudicial killing at its highest ever

According to human rights group Ain O Salish Kendra, last year witnessed the highest number of extrajudicial killings recorded in our country's history. Other serious human rights abuses such as enforced disappearances also continued throughout 2018.

June 4, 2018
June 4, 2018

BNP demands judicial probe into ‘extrajudicial killing’

BNP vice chairman Abdullah Al Noman demands a judicial investigation into the “extrajudicial killings” carried out by law enforcers during the ongoing nationwide anti-narcotic operation.

June 4, 2018
June 4, 2018

EU for probing deaths of ‘criminal suspects’

The European Union (EU) Delegation in Dhaka urges the authorities concerned to investigate all incidents involving the deaths of alleged criminal suspects in Bangladesh with due processes.

July 24, 2017
July 24, 2017

Extrajudicial Killing: Sordid admission, cryptic apology

"There were quite a few cadres (armed goons) and hoodlums in Savar. Now the situation is still as water. No one dares to utter a word. I have put five persons to cross fire and have prepared the list of another 14."

May 13, 2017
May 13, 2017

2 PBCP outlaws killed in Rajbari gunfight: Rab

A regional leader of an outlawed party and his aide are killed in a “gunfight” with Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) in Goalanda upazila of Rajbari district. Acting on a tip-off that Rakibul was holding a meeting with his cohorts at Rakhalgachi char, two Rab teams cordoned off the area around 3:30am and asked the outlaws to surrender using loudspeakers.