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  • Disappearances: Rights activists demand independent probe body

    Rights organisation Mother’s Call holds a discussion on the occasion of the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances at the National Press Club in Dhaka.

  • Enforced Disappearance: 40 families'painful wait lingers on

    At a crowded room of the capital's Jatiya Press Club yesterday, eight-year old Adiba Islam Hridi cried softly while sitting on her mother's lap.

  • Narayanganj Araihazar Map

    'Picked up' pro-AL men return

    The three ruling party men, allegedly picked up by plainclothes men from Narayanganj's Rupganj, returned home yesterday.

  • Put public concerns at rest

    On average, 16 people have become victims of enforced disappearance between 2012 and 2017, which amounts to more than one every month. It is regrettable too that in the four or five years that the afflicted families have been making their annual plea to the government through a press conference, to trace the victims out, their number has risen gradually.

  • The Disappeared

    The statistics, the names, the stories continue to pile up, an almost “normalisation” of the crimes taking place—anyone, doing anything, might disappear. Until one day, until this time, it is one of our own.

  • Enforced disappearance - The burden of proof

    According to several past reports published by Human Rights Watch, Privacy International, and Swedish Media, there has been a rise...

  • People can't just go 'missing'!

    When nine people mysteriously go “missing” from two villages of the same upazila in less than a month, including three members of the same family...

  • Disappearance panic spreads in Pabna villages

    Panic grips two villages in Faridpur upazila of the district as nine people hailing from there went missing in less than five weeks after being picked up by people claiming to be law enforcers.

  • People feeling insecure: Fakhrul

    BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir says people have no security of their lives at present as killings and enforced disappearances are going on across the country.

  • Culture of impunity led to more killings: Fakhrul

    BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir says that increased incidents of killings have arisen out of a prevailing culture of impunity in Bangladesh.

  • Where have all the missing persons gone?

    The statistics are frightening for any society that prides itself on its civilisational credentials, and even more so for any government....

  • Families of disappeared 19 for govt intervention

    Families of the 19 persons, who were picked up allegedly by law enforcers about two years ago and never returned, demands the government to take necessary steps to find them.

  • Govt using law enforcers to crush movement: BNP

    BNP accuses government of carrying out killings, abductions and repression on the 20-party alliance men using law enforcement agencies and its political cadres

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    ASK concerned over missing people including Salahuddin

    Ain O Salish Kendra expresses deep concern over increasing number of missing people, alleging law enforcers have picked up at least 20 people this year but denied detaining them.

  • HRW urges probe into Salahuddin’s ‘disappearance’

    Human Rights Watch urges Bangladeshi authorities to immediately order an independent investigation into "enforced disappearance" of BNP leader Salahuddin Ahmed