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    Saturday, July 15, 2017

    Human Rights Watch's proposal for a nine-point resolution to the government

    Staff Reporter: Hundreds of people have been detained illegally and have been stuck in the secret place since 2013, according to a report by Human Rights Watch-HRW, a US-based human rights organization. Some of them are also opposition leaders. Urging the government to stop investigating these allegations, stop explaining the details of the disappeared families and take action against those involved in the incident. Human Rights Watch said that the Bangladesh government should ask the United Nations Human Rights Commission to investigate these allegations and ensure justice. Human Rights Watch has offered a 9-point proposal to the government in the report. 
    The 80-page report published on the web site, "He does not have us: secret detention and disappearance in Bangladesh", where at least 90 people have information, which has been aborted in 2016 alone. Most of them have been produced before the court after holding them in a week or a month.
    Human Rights Watch has information that 21 such detainees were later murdered and no information about 9 people was known to them. The three opposition leaders, who have been hanged for crimes against humanity in the list of these 90 people, have three children, one of whom came back after six months. The remaining three were not found yet.
    Human Rights Watch says 48 people have been found missing in the first five months of this year. Brad Adams, Asia director of HRW, said the government of Bangladesh is not very well-versed in this matter despite having enough information on the missing. He said that the people of Bangladesh have been given security forces to arrest the people, whether they are guilty, to determine the punishment, determine the punishment, whether they will survive or not.
    The report contains information of 19 BNP workers, who were withdrawn from different areas before the January 2014 election.
    Human Rights Watch interviewed more than a hundred people including missing family members and witnesses while making the report. There are allegations made by police and other legal papers. The organization says the authorities of Bangladesh have failed to give any explanation about these allegations but they failed to give it. In such a situation, the family members of the disappearances of the accused against the Rapid Action Battalion and Detective Branch, the organization which has long been accused of abusing power.
    RAB members took away Jan 5 Adnan Chowdhury of 2013 Her father, Ruhul Amin Chowdhury, told the company that they were told that the next day RAB members would release them.
    "They said, we're going to take him back, we'll go back to him again. But they cheated us, told the company Mr. Chowdhury. "
    It is said in the report that those who were taken up in 2016 and their position is still unknown, among them Mir Ahmed bin Qasim and Aman Azmi, son of two prominent leaders of Jamaat-e-Islami, who were accused of war crimes, were among them. In addition, after the arrest of 12 Jamaat activists in 2016, they were killed. 
    48 people have been found missing in the first five months of the year, says Human Rights Watch. 
    It is said in the report that a senior RAB officer secretly told the family of disappeared BNP leader Sajedul Islam Sumon that five others including Sumon were in his custody. But after refusing to kill them, RAB officials took them away. His idea is that no one of these six survives.
    It is said in the report that very few people of the 'disappeared' have taken refuge in the law. Many people have told Human Rights Watch that if they take shelter in law, their relatives' security will be severely abated - most families think that they will be released after secret and illegally detained for some time. 
    The United States-based human rights organization says the law enforcement agencies and government officials are also supporting their claims by denying such arrests. Rather, sometimes it is said that these people themselves are hiding. 
    HRW says, in addition to forced disappearance, there is a tendency to increase the rate of death during the stay in secret custody of state officials. Such an incident happened with 24-year-old Jamaat activist, Shahid Al Mahmood. He was dragged from "[house] on 13 June 2016, and was taken to a black microbus," Shahid's father Rajab Ali said to Human Rights Watch. He also said that the police officers were present during the arrest, although they later denied Mahmud's detention. Two weeks later, on July 1st, the police said that the bodies of martyrs were found after gunfight with criminals. Shahid's father told Human Rights Watch that the police had lied: The police kidnapped my son and arranged the 'gunfight' drama to make his kill acceptable.
    Awami League promises "zero tolerance" against human rights violations after coming to power in 2009, but non-extrajudicial killings and forced disappearances are still happening. According to the report of human rights organizations, there have been a total of 320 missing disappeared since 2009. Among the missing people are suspected criminals, army and opposition members.
    According to international law, by the state representative, forcing forced disappearance of independence, denial of independence, or determining their fate or not knowing about their position, they remain outside the protection of law.
    The Bangladesh government should invite the Human Rights High Commissioner to visit Bangladesh to conduct an independent and effective investigation, and to ensure that they can conduct an investigation, and with the opportunity to work independently to deal with justice, accountability and security forces, it can present a proper proposal for reconstruction. The Bangladesh government should also invite special envoys of the United Nations special envoy to the concerned United Nations Special Operations, Execution and Extra-Extinguish Assassination, for the forced and illegal disappearance of the United Nations, and they will be allowed to meet all the places and people without permission.
    Adams said, the Bangladesh government has made human habitation, human life and not paying homage to law and order has become a habit. Even the government does not consider it necessary to deny these allegations, instead they remain silent and expect the same from international organizations. Need to break this silence.
    Custodial detention and murder: On March 18, 2016, Abu Jar Gafari was picked up and his body was recovered on April 13, 2016. His father Nur Islam said, "When my son was coming out of the mosque at the end of Jumma's prayers, some people came in front of my son riding on a motorcycle. After my son called his name, they put him on handcuffs and dragged him into a motorbike with a gun. Some local people tried to resist them, but they ordered their guns not to obstruct their work and said they were performing their 'administrative responsibility'. 
    A day after the 13th of June 2016, the body of Shahid al-Mahmud was found. His father Rajab Ali said, "After midnight, two people broke bamboo fencing and entered our premises and called on the name of the martyrs so that they would call their political colleagues My wife and I got up and went to the door and one of the two men dressed in civilian clothes kept us looking at us. They allowed Shahid to change clothes. Then dragged him and took black in a microbus. There were more people there, wearing them was the clothes of the police. "
    Missing continue: Moazzem Hossain Tipu disappeared from January 26, 2016 Her brother Monirul Hossain Apu said, "We went to our apartment fast. A guard there told us that three people dressed in a formal dress took us to our apartment and took my brother to the middle of the night. When the watchman tries to stop them, they identify themselves as a member of the intelligence department. "
    Mir Ahmed bin Qasim disappeared on 9th August, 2016. His sister Tahira Tasnim said, "When the door was opened, the people asked my fate, 'Where is your husband?' My brother came to the door and the people said to him, 'You have to come with us.' My brother asked, 'Can I get your identity?' Have you come from any force? Are you RAB, CID, DB? ' They did not recognize themselves. He asked several times. There was no military dress and no arrest warrant for you. They said, 'Come with us.' My brother then said, 'I am a lawyer and I need to know it.' Then they replied to my brother, 'We give you five minutes to be ready. Come with us. " ...... I stood in front of my brother and took hold of one of them. The man pulled my hand and grabbed my brother. We started running behind him. We were hesitant. He was admitted in a white microbus. Then they went away. "
    On 4th December 2013, witness of the disappearance of six people from Bashundhara said, "Suddenly, we saw a car coming towards us. There were several cars, but I do not know the exact number. Some people dressed in black clothes came out of the car. They had arms. The cars were lit, so I could see the color of them and their clothes. There was a car named RAB-1. I can say for sure that they were RAB because I saw RAB-1 in their clothes and cars. "
    Nizamuddin Munna disappeared from the 12th of December 2013. His father Shamsuddin said, "I went to the local police outpost. The duty officer told me that the police will not take charges against RAB or any other law enforcement agency. I was told that if I want to file a complaint, then I must say that my son is lost. "
    Salman Reza Pintu, wife of disappeared from December 12, 2013, said, "As soon as the door was opened, they asked whether he was Pintu. He said, 'Yes, I am Pintu'. Then the two of them caught Pintu ... Pintu asked for their identity. They said, 'We came from the administration.' Pintu wanted to see their identity card and then they said, 'It's not a problem, it's not a problem. You will be safe with us. ' My husband did not bind me. "
    Awami League's opposition to the disappearance: Awami League has taken a stand against each other in connection with the disappearance of the disappearance. When asked about the forced disappearance of opposition supporters in November 2016, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal told the Voice of America that these allegations are baseless. He said the missing person was secretly hiding the government to embarrass the world. Although law minister Anisul Haq admitted in March 2007 the disappearance of the UN Human Rights Committee, he claims that the number has been reduced. The law minister also said that there is no word for forced forced disappearance in Bangladesh, investigations into all cases filed against abductions in the country have been successfully investigated in a fair environment. The government is 'zero-tolerant' about the crimes organized by law enforcement agencies. He said, 'Nobody is above the law, no one else.'
    Government proposals: Human Rights Watch has proposed a 9-point proposal for the government in the report. The proposals are, (one) conducting investigations of all the forced disappearances and those who are illegally detained by the security forces, and facing trial of the culprits. Under the trial, political motivated cases should be brought against the members of the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party and Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami or their supporters.
    (Ii) Investigating the cases of all the deaths organized during the so-called gunfight or the shooting of the security during the custody of the security forces and prosecute all the officers responsible for the death. 
    (3) To direct the police stations to take advantage, law enforcement agencies, such as RAB and DB, have to make general diary and FIR lodged against family members. Provide power and encouragement to police to investigate the allegations of forced disappearance against law enforcement agencies. 
    (4) Human Rights High Commissioner for the conduct of independent and effective investigation, Special UN Secretary-General, Special Envoy for Execution of Arbitration and Judiciary, Operating Agency on Forced and Illegal Mistakes, Special Ambassadors for Torture and other cruel, inhuman or humiliating punishment Invite to
    (5) To answer the questions sent by the National Human Rights Commission in a hurry. 
    (Six) Answering the questions asked by various organizations working on forced and illegal disappearances.
    (Seven) All the officials of the law enforcement agencies, including those who are responsible for forced disappearance, face trial. Provide punishment for the officers and officials who have ordered it or informed about this torture, punishing them. 
    (8) There is strong evidence and evidence against them for their involvement in the disappearance, their immediate dismissal, conducting a full investigation and firing from RAB, DB and other law enforcement agencies.
    (Not of) the involvement of numerous human rights violators, and instead of creating a civilian counterterrorism department.

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