Human Rights Violation : Police brutality on opposition activists in Bangladesh

The photos that clearly depicts the fascist role of Bangladesh Ruling Party Awami League and their police force that shamelessly patronizes the ruling party thugs (Bangladesh Chatra League, BCL) to use their weapons to kill them.

there is no human Rights in Bangladesh now, ways for criticism is far away! Almost all the media and newspapers are in full control by the ruling party and its alliance so that such reports are not reaching to the people of the world.

We are seriously concerned for the existence of democracy in Bangladesh. Fascism has gripped in every aspects here. We expect the kind consideration of the world to help this country for making it a place for living.

Ruling Party Men (BCL) are firing in support of Police to the opposition peaceful procession. #Dhaka [12 Feb 2013]

Police watches while allegedly ruling party men dragging opposition supporter (Shibir) while he is bleeding to death. #Dhaka [12 Feb 2013]

Police watches while allegedly ruling party men dragging opposition supporter (Shibir) while he is bleeding to death.#Dhaka [12 Feb 2013]

Police watches while allegedly ruling party men dragging opposition supporter (Shibir) while he is bleeding to death.#Dhaka [12 Feb 2013]

Two of the opposition supporters killed by Ruling Party men in presence of Police  #Dhaka

Police killed opposition supporter in Chittagong. #Chittagong [05 Feb 2013]

Police killed opposition supporter in Chittagong. #Chittagong[05 Feb 2013]

Police killed opposition supporter in Chittagong #Chittagong [05 Feb 2013]

Police killed opposition supporter boy in Chittagong. The boy is 17 years old. Later Police disrupted his eyes #Chittagong [05 Feb 2013]

Bangladesh Police of Awami League : The Shameless Brutal Force who Kills only Civilians and Does nothing to the Terrorist

Police Brutality on Civil people on Bangladesh at a glance.

Police has beaten up the man almost dead.

Photo 1 : Who is this killing a civil people in wearing Police uniform? where Police trying to save the helpless civilian, Ruling Party thug, isn't he?

Govts student wing cadres are using Illegal arms and killing people. govt is silent !!

Photo 1 : Who are all these in the dress of Elite Force RAB? they do not seem to be RAB members. People says, these are ruling party Awami League thugs to kill opposition activists.

Deaths in the shooting of Police on UNARMED people, #Genocide #Feb28 

Police : Torturing people to death. this is the Awami Police of Bangladesh. A shame to the humanity.

 Photo : In presence of POLICE, ruling party thugs are vandalizing and destroying the Islami Bank and other Financial Offices in #Sylhet
 Photo : Who are in civil dress shooting to the Protesters DIRECTLY? where protesters are totally UNARMED? why is this? it was the day of #GENOCIDE #Feb28

Photo : Police torturing a Muslim bringing him out of the mosque in the day of protest against slanderer of Dearest Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him)

Abusive Brutal Torture on Women by Bangladesh Police

Bangladesh Ruling Party Awami League have generated mass killing to hold their Fascist Power. Police force and even the Elite Force have been using as the hand of Ruling party. Ruling party armed thugs have joined them to 'manage' opposition activists. But, when they are on the streets, their abusive attitude surpasses any level. Civil women are being abused, tortured and even murdered by the combined thugs where police has a big role in play. The country has become a death valley. Women have lost their assurance of security from the ruling party thugs and police. We need GLOBAL AWARENESS from the people around the world.

Photo 1 : Police beating a women on the street. She is not a terrorist!!

Photo 2 : Who is torturing the helpless women in presence of Armed RAB pushing on the ground?

Photo 3 : A Police is taking a chance to abuse women who are workers. Corrupted Police in ethics and morality

Photo 4 : A Group of Police enjoying beating a helpless women on the streets. Humanity Cries!

Photo 5 : Bangladeshi Police Brutality on women and children.

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Torture on older Islamists by opposition thugs in presence of Police in Bangladesh

Torture on older Islamists by opposition thugs in presence of Police in Bangladesh, #Paltan #Dhaka [13 Feb, 13]

Torture on older Islamists by opposition thugs in presence of Police in Bangladesh, #Paltan #Dhaka [13 Feb, 13]

Bangladesh: Justice for the past requires fair trials, warn UN experts

Bangladesh: Justice for the past requires fair trials, warn UN experts

GENEVA (07 February 2013) – Two United Nations human rights experts expressed concern on Thursday about the death sentence passed by the International Crimes Tribunal in Bangladesh against Mr. Abdul Kalam Azad, following a trial conducted in absentia that did not provide for all the guarantees of a fair trial and due process. In a second verdict issued on 5 February, the Tribunal sentenced Mr. Abdul Kader Molla to life imprisonment. Judicial proceedings are underway in several other cases and there is a risk that the defendants could also be sentenced to death.
“Given the historic importance of these trials and the possible application of the death penalty, it is vitally important that all defendants before the Tribunal receive a fair trial,” said the two UN Special Rapporteurs.
Christof Heyns, the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, expressed alarm at the fair trial and due process concerns raised during proceedings that led to the imposition of the death penalty against Mr. Azad, including that the trial was conducted in absentia. “International law requires compliance with the most stringent fair trial and due process guarantees in cases where death sentences are imposed,” he stressed.
“Capital punishment may be imposed only following proceedings that give all possible safeguards to ensure a fair trial and due process, at least equal to those stipulated in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, to which Bangladesh is a State party,” he added.
“I am concerned by questions that have been raised about the impartiality of judges and prosecution services of the Tribunal, as well as their independence from the executive,” said Gabriela Knaul, the UN Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers. “Witnesses and lawyers for the defence have also complained about an atmosphere of hostility, intimidation and harassment,” she added.
“Due process requires at a minimum that defendants are able to speak freely with their counsel, have adequate time to conduct their defence, and the ability to call witnesses to speak on their behalf,” Ms. Knaul said. “The principle of equality of arms should be respected at all stages of the proceedings.”
The Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal established by the Government of Bangladesh in March 2010 is in fact as a domestic court with the jurisdiction and competence to try and punish any person accused of committing atrocities, including genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity, in Bangladesh, including during the country’s 1971 independence war.
The experts stressed that any shortcomings in the trial proceedings should be carefully examined during any appeal. “A credible appeal process also constitutes an imperative component of fair trial guarantees, particularly in instances, where the death penalty has been imposed,” they noted.
“The Tribunal is an important platform to address serious crimes from the past, which makes it all the more important that it respects the basic elements of fair trial and due process,” concluded the experts.
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Economist Reports on War Crime Tribunal

Bangladesh: Discrepancy in Dhaka | The Economist

Bangladesh: Discrepancy in Dhaka—a brief update | The Economist

Trying war crimes in Bangladesh: The trial of the birth of a nation | The Economist .                    

Human Rights Watch is concerned about Bangladesh War Crime Tribunal

Defense lawyers in war crimes trial arrive at court with witness. Police grab and “disappear” him

Bangladesh : Ever murkier [The Economist]

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Nov 19th 2012, 15:26 by T.F.J.
WHAT explains the apparent abduction of a defence witness, just before he was to testify at Bangladesh's International War Crimes Tribunal in Dhaka? Shukho Ranjon Bali was bundled away at the very gates of the tribunal, a domestic court that is charged with bringing to justice some of those accused of killing huge numbers (the government claims as many as 3m) of people in the bloody 1971 war of secession from Pakistan.

Mr Bali was snatched as the defence team and its witness arrived at the tribunal on November 5th. They were ordered from their car and told to identify themselves. Hasanul Banna Sohag, a defence lawyer, says one of four men, who claimed to be from the police Detective Branch, "snatched [Mr] Bali from my hand" and forced him inside a white police van, which then drove off.

The witness was to have spoken in the case of Delwar Hossain Sayedee, the prosecution's strongest. Mr Sayedee is one of seven leading figures of Jamaat-e-Islami (Bangladesh's biggest Islamic party) who is on trial. He is charged with crimes against humanity, genocide, murder, religious persecution and 16 other counts. He pleads not guilty. Mr Bali was originally a prosecution witness but he never appeared in court to testify to what he is alleged to have told investigating officers that he saw: the killing of his brother on the orders of Mr Sayedee in 1971.

Instead, says a defence lawyer, Mr Bali was going to tell the court that Pakistani army officers killed his brother and Mr Sayedee was not involved. It is not the only allegation of forced testimony: Tajul Islam, a defence lawyer, asserts that the prosecution has adopted a deliberate strategy of not producing witnesses so that their written rather oral testimony in court can be allowed as evidence. "They abducted him because this government plans to hang Mr Sayedee", claims Mr Islam. On November 14th the prosecution called for the defendant to receive the death sentence.

One might have expected that elected political figures, who have been the driving force behind the trial, would now be determined to show that the legal process is not becoming a travesty. Yet the official response to a daylight abduction of a witness is hard to fathom. The tribunal meekly asked the prosecution to "look into the matter", which found that the story of an abduction had been fabricated. The police refused to file a complaint. On November 11th, Bangladesh's attorney-general testified before the High Court on a writ habeas corpus that the abduction claim had been fabricated by the defence to bring the tribunal into disrepute.

None of this brings confidence that the trial is being conducted to the highest standards. Even observers who have long insisted that there is merit in the process now see a rush to get the trial finished. The goal may be to wrap up before a general election that is expected in a little over a year. An indication of this is the tribunal's decision to limit the number of defence witnesses. In Mr Sayedee's case 28 of 46 witnesses were not allowed to give testimony. The court limited the number of witnesses to 12 in the case of Ghulam Azam—the head of the Jamaat in 1971, who is accused of having created pro-Pakistan death squads. Such squads carried out many killings and rapes during the nine-month war that pitted Bengali-dominated East Pakistan against West Pakistan.

The trial was always going to be awkward, and the defence's tactics, for example submitting a list of 2,000 defence witnesses in the case of Mr Azam, have not always helped. The greatest problem, however, is that the main perpetrators, former Western Pakistani officers, are not in the courtroom but in Pakistan. This month Bangladesh demanded an apology from Pakistan for war crimes committed by its army, but as usual Pakistan's government refused. Perhaps as a result, Bangladesh's prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, has spurned an invitation to visit Islamabad, Pakistan's capital.

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Saudi Gazette :: Stop the witch hunt against Ghulam Azam

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A flawed trial process results in the miscarriage of justice. But if a trial itself is based on a biased motive and contrived charges, then the result is injustice.
Injustice indeed has been done to Bangladesh's nonagenarian political figure Professor Ghulam Azam, who was arrested in January this year and has been kept in solitary confinement ever since.
The former leader of Jamaat-e-Islami Bangladesh has been unjustly accused of crimes against humanity committed during the 1971 independence struggle. He is awaiting trial by the International Crimes Tribunal, whose legality and scope have been questioned by Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, the UN Human Rights Council, and US Ambassador for War Crimes Stephen Rapp.
Ironically, the court which was set up to try Prof. Azam for crimes against humanity has not even defined what "crimes against humanity" means. Stephen Rapp during his third visit to Bangladesh last November raised this issue. He also called for the participation of foreign counsel, which he said, was very important to ensure that uniform or generally agreed standards are observed.
Laurel Fletcher, clinical professor of law at the University of California, Berkeley, said, "Such trials run the risk of turning into political show trials, where laws are bent to produce predetermined results."
The Tribunal, which remained defunct for 40 years, was revived in March 2010. But its character is still undetermined. At present, it lacks international character because of the lack of a number of legal provisions.
The case against Prof. Azam smacks of a vendetta. He is facing charges on 62 counts. If convicted he faces execution by hanging. The three-judge Tribunal earlier this month deferred to May 2 its decision as to whether it will frame charges against him.
Prof. Azam, who supported the unity of West and East Pakistan and opposed a military solution to political problems, denies any wrongdoing.
The trial is politically motivated because no one has been tried for war crimes committed by pro-independence forces and for the massacre of Biharis.
Prof. Azam, too old and infirm to appear in court, has been denied bail. Members of his family are not allowed to meet him on a regular basis. He has no access to books.
He is being treated like a convicted hardcore terrorist even though he has yet to be charged with any crime.
Bangladesh is a signatory to a number of international human rights conventions, including the Rome Statute for the International Criminal Court, and the world expects it to uphold the ideals of these accords

Death Toll Rises in Bangladesh Protests :: Wall Street Journal

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DHAKA—The disappearance of a leading opposition figure in Bangladesh has plunged the poor South Asian nation into a political crisis and threatens efforts to turn around its global image as a "basket case," as former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger once famously put it.
At least five people were killed and scores injured in the protests. Above, a scene in Dhaka on Tuesday.
On Tuesday, the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party called supporters into the streets for the third straight day of strikes to protest the disappearance last week of Ilyas Ali, a party member from the northeastern city of Sylhet.

Political disappearances plague Bangladesh :: Al Jazeera

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Human rights organisations say about 100 people, mostly political activists, have disappeared in the last year in Bangladesh.
Among them is Ilyas Ali, a former parliament member from the region of Sylhet. He was seen as a rising figure among the ranks of the opposition. Ali's wife is convinced security forces abducted him because of his political activities.
While her fears are not groundless, it is also true that local politicians are often linked to organised crime. Many of those who have disappeared had a criminal past. Ali, for example, had spent time in prison on suspicion of murder.
Adilur Rahman, a Dhaka-based human-rights lawyer, believes that the disappearances reveal the shortcomings of the justice system.
There is a two-three year backlog of cases in court and criminals often go unpunished.
"Many local politicians believe they are above the law," Rahman says. "These disappearances are a form of quick justice."
Security forces, though, deny any involvement in the disappearances.
Recently, after a meeting with her intelligence chief, Sheikh Hasina Wajed, the Bangladesh prime minister, said that Ilyas was in hiding and this was a ploy to stir up trouble.
The opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), along with its 18 political allies, responded by announcing a countrywide general strike on Sunday.
After a night of violence, during which angry opposition activists torched vehicles, schools, businesses and shops remained shut throughout on Sunday.
About 30,000 extra police officers were on duty and security forces cordoned off the BNP headquarters in the capital, Dhaka.
Opposition activists who were to be seen on the streets said hundreds of their colleagues had been arrested.
Striking a note of defiance, they have vowed to continue to protest until Ilyas Ali is found alive.

The Guardian : Bangladesh police out in force as tension rises over missing politician

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Sheikh Hasina claimed Ilias Ali may be hiding on the orders of his own party.
Bangladesh's prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, claimed Ilias Ali may be hiding on the orders of his own party. Photograph: Faisal Al-Tamimi/AFP/Getty Images
Police in Bangladesh used baton charges, live bullets and teargason Sunday in clashes with demonstrators protesting against the alleged abduction of a senior politician. The violence was the most acute for many months in the unstable state.
In Dhaka, the capital, dozens of small devices were reported to have exploded and 20 arrests were made. In the north-eastern city of Sylhet, 12 people were reported to have been injured and more than 50 detained in running battles. On Sunday night a tense calm had been established, although tens of thousands of security personnel remained deployed across the country in anticipation of further clashes on Monday.
The crisis was sparked by the disappearance last Tuesday of Ilias Ali, a key organiser with the Bangladesh Nationalist party (BNP). Ali was the latest in a series of political activists who have apparently been abducted, raising fears of a concerted campaign of intimidation aimed at opposition politicians. At least 22 people have gone missing so far this year, the local human rights organisation Ain o Salish Kendra said. In 2011, the number was 51. Estimates of the exact number vary though all indicate a rising overall total.
Many local and international campaigners have blamed security forces, accusing the paramilitary Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) and local police of eliminating opposition figures to benefit the administration of Sheikh Hasina, the prime minister.
Spokesmen from the Rab have denied the charge, saying that many of those found dead or who have disappeared were involved in crime and killed by associates or rivals. The director of the Rab's legal wing, Commander Mohammed Sohail, said an operation had been launched to recover Ali and a search was continuing.
Speaking in Dhaka last week, Hasina suggested Ali might have been "hiding somewhere" on the orders of his party. Ministers described his disappearance as "sad" and "unexpected".
Police officials contacted by the Guardian refused to comment on the case.
Ali's wife, Tahsina Rushdir, said her husband, a veteran activist who had risen through the ranks of the BNP, had been campaigning for the party in Sylhet before he disappeared. "He told me that the government was making a list of people who were being critical about them. He wouldn't be picked up this way unless he had posed a threat to the government," she said. "The waiting is very difficult."
More than 30 people were injured in clashes between opposition activists and the police on the streets of Dhaka last week following the news that Ali was missing.
Tensions in the south Asian state, home to 160 million people, have been building for months. Runaway inflation, rising inequality and recent corruption charges against some ministers have all combined to undermine the popularity of the government, in power since winning a landslide victory in 2008.
Politics in Bangladesh, which won independence from Pakistan after a bloody conflict in 1971, has been marked for decades by the personal rivalry of Sheikh Hasina, head of the Bangladesh Awami League, and Khaleda Zia, leader of the BNP. This has not however prevented economic growth rates that are among south Asia's highest and some significant improvements in areas such as education. But governance and the rule of law remain weak. Adilur Rahman Khan, secretary of Bangladeshi human rights group Odhikar, said the disappearances were "a result of the impunity granted to the law enforcement [agencies] for the last 41 years". Dr Iftekhar Uz-Zaman, executive director of the Bangladesh chapter of Berlin-based Transparency International, blamed "growing partisan political influence" that was eroding "the capacity of the state to promote rule of law, justice, equality and basic human rights of the people".
Among the recent missing are three student leaders from the BNP. The body of a trade union organiser, apparently tortured, was found after he disappeared on 4 April. Two opposition activists, both members of an Islamic student organisation, disappeared in February.
Shafiq Ahmed, minister for law, justice and parliamentary affairs, said that a full investigation was under way to locate all those who have disappeared, and that allegations that the government could be responsible in any way for abductions were motivated by "an interest to gain public attention".
The minister also rejected criticism of the government's economic record. "The economy [in Bangladesh] is better than many countries in the face of global economic depression," he said.
The Rab has received training from British police, the Guardian revealed in 2010. Details of the programme appeared in a number of cables released by WikiLeaks. The Rab is believed to be responsible for up to 1,000 extrajudicial killings since being formed eight years ago.
In its 2012 annual report Human Rights Watch said ministers have denied that such incidents occur, even when the government's own investigations found evidence of wrongdoing.

Police 'beat up' blindfolded JCD men : Torture on Opposition

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Subir Roy Correspondent 

Khulna, Apr 22 ( – Police have allegedly beaten up two activists of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal after blindfolding them and hanging one of them from the ceiling. 

A committee has been formed to investigate the incident that took place at Khulna Sadar Police Station on Sunday afternoon, assistant commissioner of Khulna police Mosharraf Hossain told

The one-member panel is headed by deputy commissioner Haider Ali. 

The two victims, Mahmud-ul-Haque Tito and Ferdaus-ur-Rahman Munna, were detained in the morning on charges of attacking police with petrol bombs in Tutpara area. 

BNP, of which JCD is the student wing, has demanded trial of the police personnel involved in the incident and threatened to stage protests if the demand is not met in 24 hours. 

Some journalists rushed to the police station on hearing about the incident and also snapped pictures, party's city unit chief and MP Nazrul Islam Manju told

Officer in-charge S M Qamruzzaman, along with some sub-inspectors and constables, hung Tito from the ceiling and beat him up with sticks, Manju said. Munna was also beaten, he added. 

The OC, however, denied the reports of beating and said they were only blindfolded and threatened. 

"The allegation of beating after hanging is false," he said. 

The duo has admitted to the misdeed, Qamruzzaman said. 

According to him, SI Shah Alam filed a case naming Munna, Tito and nine others and 150 unidentified people charging them with bombing, hindering government duty and causing injuries to police personnel.

Bangladesh | A War Crimes Court and a Travesty of Justice [New York Times]

Tom Felix Joehnk wrote on The New York Times  | 08 December 2011

DHAKA, Bangladesh — On the fourth floor of a nondescript pale-blue government building in Old Dhaka, clerks are stapling together copies of depositions from witnesses to the crimes committed during Bangladesh's 1971 war of secession from Pakistan — a conflict that may have killed up to three million people, according to the Bangladeshi government. Above them on the wall is a map showing the 11 sectors of what was then called East Pakistan.

Delwar Hossain Sayedee, a leading cleric of Bangladesh's Islamist party, Jamaat-e-Islami, at the International Crimes Tribunal in Dhaka in November.
Maulana Delwar Hossain Saydee is accused
politically  and victim of the  War Crime Court

Strdel/Agence France-Presse — Getty ImagesDelwar Hossain Sayedee, a leading cleric of Bangladesh's Islamist party, Jamaat-e-Islami, at the International Crimes Tribunal in Dhaka in November.