Last updated 04/12/10
Guilty yet get off scot-free-Road accidents rise as reckless drivers slip thru' legal loopholes
According to police records, on average, around 3,300 people were killed every year in road accidents in last one decade
Almost all drivers responsible for road accident casualties escape punishment through loopholes of law and end up becoming repeat offenders, resulting in recurring crashes across the country.
According to police records, on average, around 3,300 people were killed every year in road accidents in last one decade. Everyone from high-profile people, top bureaucrats to common people are falling victims to reckless driving and lax traffic law enforcement. [The Daily Star] FULL STORY
Convicts move freely while innocent groan in jail
President of the human right body, told UNB that they were providing legal assistance to Ibrahim for securing release from the jail.
Three culprits convicted two years ago for possession of explosives are moving freely while an innocent poor is groaning in prison under the name of the main convict.
Preliminary investigation carried out by the Jhenidah sadar unit of Bangladesh Manobadhikar Bastobayon Sangstha revealed the deceit woven by the culprits to save their skins.
Aminur Rahman Tuku, president of the human right body, told UNB that they were providing legal assistance to Ibrahim for securing release from the jail. [UNB] FULL STORY
Human Rights Monitoring Report 1-30 November 2010
Extra-judicial killings continue. Allegations of enforced disappearances following arrest by law enforcement agencies. Political violence continues. Border violence continues by the Indian BSF. A man languishes in prison for 12 years despite his acquittal; Attack on journalists.Shrimp plant workers terminated for engaging in Trade Union activities;Attacks on religious minority community. Violence against women. Dhaka City Corporation elections delayed;Verdict on BDR mutiny trials at Bandorban and Lalmonirhat
Odhikar is concerned with civil, political, social, economic and cultural rights and as part of its mission observes, reports and analyses the human rights situation in Bangladesh. Odhikar documents and records violations of human rights and receives information from its network of human rights defenders as well as from the monitoring of media reports in twelve national daily newspapers. Odhikar conducts detailed fact-finding investigations where serious violations occur. [NFB] FULL STORY
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