extrajudicial killings

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.

April 13, 2022
April 13, 2022

Reports of widespread impunity for security force abuses in Bangladesh: US State Dept

The US State Department in its annual human rights report for 2021 stated that there were reports of widespread impunity for security force abuses and corruption in Bangladesh.

October 24, 2018
October 24, 2018

Rohingya Violence: Australia slaps sanctions on 5 top Myanmar army officers

Australia yesterday slapped travel and financial sanctions on five top Myanmar military officers, accused of overseeing brutal violence against Rohingya Muslims by units under their command, following similar moves by the European Union and United States.

June 7, 2018
June 7, 2018

Akram Killing: Teknaf AL postpones emergency meeting

Teknaf upazila Awami League leaders would be called to Dhaka to discuss the killing of Akramul Haque with the prime minister after she returns from Canada, claimed a leader of the upazila AL.

June 7, 2018
June 7, 2018

Halt killings of suspects in anti-drug drive

Condemning the alleged extrajudicial killings of suspected drug offenders in Bangladesh, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, yesterday called for an immediate halt to these serious human rights violations and bringing the perpetrators to justice.

June 6, 2018
June 6, 2018

Time to break the silence

Since the government launched the so-called “anti-drug drive” in early May, akin to the Philippines' “war on drugs”, more than one hundred people have been subjected to extrajudicial killings. Although the number and pace of these killings, described by the government as “gunfight”, have been staggering, extrajudicial killing is not a new phenomenon in Bangladesh.

June 3, 2018
June 3, 2018

STOP extrajudicial killing

Ten eminent citizens yesterday called for an end to extrajudicial killings and urged the government to ensure judicial investigation into all the incidents of “shootouts”.

May 29, 2018
May 29, 2018

AL faces questions from foreign diplomats

Diplomats, stationed in Dhaka, yesterday expressed deep concern over the "extrajudicial killings" in the ongoing nationwide anti-narcotics drive.

April 22, 2018
April 22, 2018

Govt took limited steps to prosecute rights abuses

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

September 28, 2017
September 28, 2017

Extrajudicial killings

A report in this newspaper yesterday has revealed that in the last 13 years, 1900 people have been victims of extrajudicial killings, of whom 800 died in police custody.