Bangladesh

Facts and Figures

Police-population ratio: 1:1073

Number of female police officers: 4804

Strength of police: 139,546

News

Righting the wrongs: Activist highlights Asia’s dismal human rights record

Righting the wrongs: Activist highlights Asia’s dismal human rights record

On 18 Feb, 2014

After terming torture an epidemic in South Asia, an activist highlighted the

Political killings spread fear in Bangladesh

Political killings spread fear in Bangladesh

On 13 Feb, 2014

An alarming rise in the number of killings of political activists in

Int’l lawyers request ICC probe of state ‘crimes’

Int’l lawyers request ICC probe of state ‘crimes’

On 13 Feb, 2014

Lawyers representing a newly formed Europe-based human rights organisation have requested the

Legal notice seeks explanation

Legal notice seeks explanation

On 13 Feb, 2014

A legal notice was served on the government yesterday seeking an explanation

Violence against RU students

Violence against RU students

On 04 Feb, 2014

The joint attack of the police and leaders and activists of the

Man dies in custody - Villagers besiege police station

Man dies in custody - Villagers besiege police station

On 04 Feb, 2014

Angry villagers on Monday laid siege to a police station and clashed

Bangladesh: Drop Charges, Stop Harassment of Odhikar

Bangladesh: Drop Charges, Stop Harassment of Odhikar

On 21 Jan, 2014

Bangladeshi authorities should immediately drop criminal charges against two senior members of

Inqilab sued, 4 journos picked up

Inqilab sued, 4 journos picked up

On 21 Jan, 2014

Detectives last night raided the office of the Bangla daily Inqilab and

Bangladesh: Elections Further Tainted by Arbitrary Arrests

Bangladesh: Elections Further Tainted by Arbitrary Arrests

On 14 Jan, 2014

Bangladesh authorities should immediately end arbitrary arrests of opposition party members and

Odhikar secretary, director indicted

Odhikar secretary, director indicted

On 14 Jan, 2014

Two officials of the rights body Odhikar were indicted yesterday for running

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