Bangladesh authorities should accept the UN's offer to support an independent commission of inquiry into enforced disappearances, Human Rights Watch said yesterday, on the eve of today's International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances.
A 36-year-old Rohingya refugee activist was preparing a list of refugees allegedly abused by Bangladesh’s Armed Police Battalion (APBn). In consequence, he faced arrest, arbitrary detention and torture, he claimed.
The Bangladesh government should stop the arbitrary arrests and detention of opposition BNP supporters and others, Human Rights Watch has said.
The government should take urgent steps to confirm the whereabouts and release of men held by security agencies beyond jurisdiction, said the Human Rights Watch in a letter to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
Bangladesh authorities failed to respond to repeated and serious allegations of secret detentions, enforced disappearances, and extrajudicial killings, denying the abuses instead of holding perpetrators accountable, Human Rights Watch said in its World Report 2018.
Human Rights Watch yesterday accused Myanmar security forces of committing widespread rape as part of a campaign of ethnic cleansing against Rohingyas in Rakhine State.
Human Rights Watch (HRW) has said that Myanmar military is targeting new areas in Maungdaw town for destruction.
Security forces in Bangladesh are accused of extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearances and secret detentions, including that of