Manila, 11 November 2016 – The Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD) wishes to express its deepest gratitude to the Taiwan Foundation for Democracy (TFD) for selecting it the 2016 Asia Democracy and Human Rights Award (ADHRA).
Today is the 30th day of the continuing arbitrary, unjust and illegal detention of AFAD’s Chairperson, Khurram Parvez. AFAD and its member- organizations are deeply disappointed and outraged by this continuing violation of the rights of Mr. Parvez.
Odhikar:22 years of defending human rights – despite persecution
Statement from Odhikar
Dhaka, October 10, 2016 – Odhikar was established on the 10th of October 1994 with thevision of a society based on the rights and responsibilities of State and citizen. Having rights and being able to freely enjoy them, as inscribed and protected by a democratic constitution, is an obvious expectation, but the people of Bangladesh have been deprived from such protection for too long. Odhikar’s strategic campaign has, therefore, always been to reclaim the social, cultural, religious and political unity that was expressed in three principles of the Bangladesh Liberation War; and inscribed in the ‘Proclamation of Independence’: equality, human dignity and social justice.