Under the incumbent Awami League Government which has been in power since 2009, human rights violations continue unabated through suppressing political parties, particularly the opposition BNP and Jamaat-e-Islami and dissenting voices, including human rights organizations.
Human rights violations include enforced disappearances, extrajudicial killings, torture and arbitrary arrests of leaders and activists of the BNP-led 20-Party Alliance. The government is also harassing opposition party leaders and activists in various ways to create pressure on them, including implicating them in criminal cases or lodging false cases against them. Hindrances to freedom of expression and repression on the ordinary people and leaders and activists of the opposition political parties are also happening.
ODHIKAR reports that the police forces are used to suppress dissent resulting to human rights violations affecting mostly the opposition. Bangladesh is not a yet a party to the International Treaty on the Protection of Persons against all Enforced Disappearances (ICCPED). #YesToICCPED #ICCPED #Bangladesh #HumanRights #EnforcedDisappearance #ODHIKAR.