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AFAD Commemorates the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances

30th August 2019 Manila: Today, on the occasion of the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, the Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD) brings attention to the global issue of enforced disappearances that violates the fundamental rights to life, liberty, and security of the disappeared individual and the family.  Enforced disappearance is not […]

August 30, 2019 | Read full story | Comments are closed

International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances- Joint Statement by Odhikar and AFAD

Dhaka/Manila, 30 August 2019: The International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances is observed globally on 30 August every year and this gives us the opportunity to remember the numbers of people who were disappeared due to armed conflict, war, occupation, xenophobia, authoritarianism and political turmoil; and to show solidarity with the victim-families. While […]

August 30, 2019 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Odhikar and AFAD Commemorate the International Week of the Disappeared

The International Week of the Disappeared is observed in many countries every last week of May. In commemorating this remarkable week, Odhikar and AFAD remember and pay tribute to victims of enforced disappearance and their families across the globe, including Bangladesh. Like many countries in Asia, enforced disappearances have almost become a regular phenomenon in […]

May 28, 2019 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Bangladesh: Abdul Kaium held in judicial custody on fabricated charges

On 14 May 2019, human rights defender Abdul Kaium was sent to the Mymensingh Central Jail and is due to be held there until his next court hearing, for which no date has been fixed. Abdul Kaium is a journalist and member of human rights organisation Odhikar’s Human Rights Defenders’ Network. He has provided professional […]

May 21, 2019 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Odhikar rejects the statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Odhikar’s statement in response to MoFA statement (full text in English, PDF)

January 2, 2019 | Read full story | Comments are closed

AFAD Commemorates Human Rights Day

Manila: The Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD) commemorates the Human Rights Day, observed each year on the 10th of December. This day this year marks 70 years since the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and thus makes the day of greater significance. This day is an opportunity to assess the situation […]

December 12, 2018 | Read full story | Comments are closed