Thursday, July 30, 2009

NEWS: Human Chain Demanding on Exemplery Punishment and Compensation

Bangladesh Institute of Human Rights (BIHR) along with Bangladesh Rehabilitation Centre for Trauma Victims (BRCT) has been organized a Human Chain demanding exemplary punishment to the culprit who are directly or indirectly involve with production and marketing of adultery Paracetamol Sysup; Ensuring adequate financial compensation as well as physical and psychological integrity of the family member of the victims who were died after taking adultery Paracetamol Sysup on July 30, 2009 from 12.00-13.00 pm in front the National Press Club, Dhaka, Bangladesh. During the programme more than 100 people were present including more than 40 children

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

NEWS: Human Chain

Bangladesh Institute of Human Rights (BIHR) along with Bangladesh Rehabilitation Centre for Trauma Victims (BRCT) is going to organized a Human Chain demanding exemplary punishment to the culprit who are directly or indirectly involve with production and marketing of adultery Paracetamol Sysup; Ensuring adequate financial compensation as well as physical and psychological integrity of the family member of the victims who were died after taking adultery Paracetamol Sysup tomorrow on July 30, 2009 from 12.00-13.00 pm in front the National Press Club, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

UEGENT APPEAL: Human rights situation in Camp Ashraf-Iraq

Ms. Navi Pillay

High Commissioner for Human Rights

United Nations

Geneva/ Switzerland

Subject: Human rights situation in Camp Ashraf-Iraq

Dear Ms. Pillay

Since January 1st, 2009, when the protection of Camp Ashraf in Iraq has been transferred from US forces to the Iraqi government, the international community is faced with an increasing anxiety over the violation of the most basic rights of 3500 people in Camp Ashraf who 1000 of them are women. Ashraf is home to the members of the Iranian opposition, People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI).

Following the Iranian regime's supreme leader called imperatively on 28 February 2009, on Iraqi government to implement their bilateral agreement to expel PMOI members from Iraq as quickly as possible, the concerns and worries have escalated. In this regard, the Iraqi authorities have threatened to attack buildings in Ashraf and are insisting to displace residents of Ashraf to remote locations in Iraq against international law. Amnesty International has in particular expressed its concern over the statement by Iraqi National Security Advisor who confessed," The authorities are planning to make their presence in Iraq gradually intolerable ".

Currently, Camp Ashraf is under a total logistical blockade. On 24 April 2009, the European Parliament resolution called on the Iraqi government end the blockade of Ashraf, refrain from displacing the Camp residents and " to respect the legal status of the Camp Ashraf residents as protected persons under the Geneva Conventions, and to refrain from any action that would endanger their life or security, i.e. to afford them full access to food, water, medical care and supplies, fuel, family members and international humanitarian organizations"

We urge you as the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to reiterate your previous humanitarian position concerning Camp Ashraf residents to the Iraqi government, and in particular condemn their forced displacement. We also demand you to ask USA through UN Security Council, base on global principle of "responsibility to Protect" (R to P) for vulnerable population, to protect Ashraf residents who left unprotected by US against Iranian regime's threats. This should continue until the Iraqi government in line with its international commitments is capable and willing to stand against the Iranian regime's pressure against Ashraf.

Sincerely,

1- Bangladesh Institute of Human Rights (BIHR)

2- European Association of Lawyers for World Human Rights

3- Human Rights Without Frontiers

4- Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union

5- International Jurist Organization

6- National Integration Assembly-India

7- International Educational Development-USA

8- Association of Humanitarian Lawyers-USA

9- Citizens' Watch- Russia

10- Japanese Lawyers International Solidarity Associations

11- Taiwan Association for Human Rights

12- Italian association of democratic lawyers

13- Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers-Britain

14- Arabic Network for Human Rights

15- Human Rights Society of Uzbekistan

16- The Kyrgyz Committee for Human Rights

17- Bulgarian Helsinki CommitteeJananeethi Institute for Justice, Education, Research and Development-IINDIA

18- Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom- Finnish Section

19- World Maronite Union

20- Programme Against Custodial Torture & Impunity

21- Banglar Manabadhikar Suraksha Mancha(MASUM)

22- International Society for Human Rights –Kenya

23- International Society for Human Rights- Armenia national group

24- Peace Makers Society- Cameroon

25- The International Sakharov Committee

26- Human Rights Center of Azerbaijan

27- Institute of Peace and Democracy- Azerbaijan

28- Mechric Committee- USA

29- Karen Parker, JD, Specializing in Humanitarian Law

30- Italian Helsinki Committee

Sunday, July 19, 2009

FACT-FINDING REPORT: Attacked on the Village of Indigenous People to Grab Land and Pond: Many of Them Assaulted

The news headed on “Attacked on the Village of Indigenous People to Grab Land and Pond: Many of Them Assaulted” at Dulahar village in Nachole upazila under Chapai Nababgong district was published on the daily “Prothom Alo” as well as other most of the Bengali and English daily news paper in Bangladesh on 23 June 2009. The news came to knowledge at the concern authority of Bangladesh Institute of Human Rights (BIHR) and a fact-finding investigation mission has been conducted by a team of Bangladesh BIHR & NHRD comprising Md. Ehshanul Haque and Md. Abu Musha Ashowary from June 29 to 30, 2009. The information that has been collected by the mission is given bellow:
BIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION: Name of the Victims : 01 Sreemoti Lal Muni Mahali W/f: Sree Hiralal Mahali 02 Sreemoti Sumi Mahali W/f: Sree Hiralal Mahali 03 Sreemoti Mayna Mahali W/f-Sree sontosh Mahali 04 Sreemoti austomi Mahali W/f: Sree Modhu Mahali 05 Sreemoti Tuluni Mahali W/f: Sree lalu Mahali 06 Sreemoti Alguni Mahali W/f: Sree Shirish Mahali 07 Sreemoti Prembal Mohali W/f: Sree ratikanto Mahali 08 Sreemoti Sandha Rani Mahali W/f:Late Chandra Mahali 09 Sreemoti Shanti Mahali D/o: Sree suchin Mahali 10 Sreemoti Dinmoni Mahali W/f: Sree Jadu Mahali 11 Sreemoti Minibal Mahali W/f: Sree Ajaru mahali 12 Sreemoti Provati Mahali W/F: Sree ananda Mahali 13 Sreemoti Mini Mahali W/f: Sree Khikon Mahali 14 Sreemoti Batasi Mahali W/F: Sree Kar 15 Sreemoti Danu Bala Mahali W/f: Sree Gurupad Mahali 16 Sreemoti khusi Mahali W/f: Sree Gurupad Mahali 17 Sreemoti Tuluni Mahali W/f: Vajhori Mahali 18 Sreemoti Aduri Mahali W/f: Nanda Mahali 19 Sreemoti Binoti Mahali W/F: Sree Goman Sarkar mahali 20 Sreemoti Guti Mahali W/f: Sree Sadin Mahali 21 Sreemoti Kosolla mahali W/F: Sree Vadu Mahali 22 Sreemoti Nandorani Mahali W/F: Sree Gobinda Mahali 23 Sreemoti Lakkhi Mahali W/F: Sree Amal Mahali 24 Sreemoti Anguri Mahali W/F: Sree Matilal Mahali 25 Sreemoti Tuluni Mahali W/F: Sree Pollad Mahali 26 Sreemoti Arul Mahali W/F: Sree Gurupad Mahali 27 Sreemoti Usha Mahali W/F: Sree Bisu Mahali 28 Sreemoti Sima Mahali W/F: Sree Kanai Mahali 29Sreemoti Josna Mahali W/F: Sree Lajen Mahali 30 Sreemoti Fulbasi Mahali W/F: Sree Amin Mahali 31 Sreemoti Surbala Mahali Suren Karnoker Mahali 32 Sreemoti Tarun Bala Mahali W/F: Sree Khoka Mahali 33 Sondhamoni Mahali W/F: Sree Atul Mahali 34 Sreemoti Membala Mahali W/F: Sree Sibcharan Mahali 35 Sreemoti Fulbasi Mahali W/F: Sree Balaram Mahali Address of all of the victims :Vill: Dulahar, Arjuna Para (Shahan Para) Post & P/s: Nachole, Dist: Chapai Nababgonj. Name of the perpetrators : 01 Md. Joynal Abedin S/o: Md. Ahad Box 02 Md. Jamal Uddin S/o: Md. Ahad Box 03 Md. kamal Uddin S/o: Md. Ahad Box 04 Md. Rajibul Haque Md. Joynal Abedin 05 Md. Rezaul Islam Md. Joynal Abedin 06 Md. Alamhir Hossain Md. Jamal Uddin 07 Md. Mafiz Uddin S/o: Md. Arjan Sheikh 08 Md. Enamul Haque S/o: Md. Abdul gafur 09 Md. Nurul Haque S/o: Enamul Haque 10 Md. Jol S/o:Md. Mafiz Uddin 11 Md. Shafi Rahman S/o: Late Abdul Matin Address of the perpetrators : All of the perpetrators of Village of Dulahar of Post and Police station of Nachole of district of Chapai Nababgonj. Date of the incident: : 18 June 2009 (Thursday) around at 10.30 am to 5.oopm. Place of incident : Vill: Dulahar Arjuna Para (Shahan Para) Post & P/s: Nachole, Dist: Chapai Nababgonj. Case file : Nochole Police Station Case No. 07/09 Date of Case : 18 June 2009 Under Section : 143/447/323/325/307/385/506/114 of Penal Code Name of the complainant : Sree Pollad Mahali, S/o: Late Chandra Mahali Name of the accuseds : Md. Joynal Abedin and others 10 persons. FACT DETAILS:
Seventeen (17) families of indigenous people have been living on about five bigha lands at village of Dulahar Arjuna Para (Shahan Para) under Nachole police station in Chapai Nababgonj district for last four years. A pond about one and half bigha is also sued by the indigenous family for fishing and their other as usual activities. Mr. Joynal Abedin, son of Md. Ahad Box, village of Dulahar, Post office and Police Station of Nachole under district of Chapai Nababgonj attempted to grab the said pond more time in previously. But his entire attempt has been spoil due to combine protest of the indigenous family. So he was angry with them and also looking for the suitable scope to grab the land. On 18 June 2009, Mr. Joynal Abedin along with his terrorist gang came to the place with two pot water without fish seeds by the name of fish cultivation in the pond while the male people of the indigenous families were not in the village due to their as usual activities. Being informed about the process of his pre planed land grabbing, female member of the indigenous family combinely protested their illegal activities and throw the pot on ground. As soon as they throw the pot, Mr. Abedin being angry with them, ordered his terrorist group to beat them and his gang beat up them severely with baton and bamboo stick as well as attempt to do molestation. Thereafter, the terrorist group along with Mr. Abedin escaped from the place seeing other villagers are coming to protest their illegal activities. The attackers seriously injured two indigenous women and threatened with dire consequences if the families did not vacate the khas land and pond. A case has been filed with the Nachole police station in the connection of this incident against 11 people including Mr. Joynal Abedin and the police arrested Mr. Abedin.
STATEMENT OF VICTIM AND EYEWITNESS: STATEMENT OF SREEMOTI SUMI MAHALI:
Sreemoti Sumi Mahali, daughter of Sree Hiralal Mahali who is a victim of the incident said to the fact finding team, “There were no male people in our community due to their as usual activities. Taking this scope they come to grab our land evicting us by beating up showing excuse to cultivate fish in the pond. Though they severely beat up us, we protest their illegal activities instead of escape from the place; they did not grab the land.”
SATEMENT OF MAYNA MAHALI:
Sreemoti Mayna Mahali daughter of Prollod Mahali who is also victim of torture said to the fact finding team, “We protest while they come to cultivate fish in the pond at the day of incident. We understood that there was no fish in to their pot with out water. So, we throw the pot at the time of argument with them. Then, being angry, Mr. Joynal started to beat up us severely. He also continued to kick and beat up me with baton, though I lay down on the ground. Now, I am feeling severe pain at my both hands, waist, head and both of my legs”. She also urges to BIHR & NHRD to assist their rehabilitation.
STAEMENT BY AUSTOMY MAHALI: Sreemoti Austomy Mahali, wife of Modhu Mahali who is another victim of torture said to the fact finding team, “They severely tortured us and we want justice” STATEMENT OF TULUNI MAHALI:
Sreemoti Tuluni Mahali, wife of Lalu Mahali who is also a victim of torture said to the fact finding team, “Bringing two pots water without fish seeds, Mr. Joynal tried to throw in to the pond by the name of fish seeds. But understanding his ill motive when we protest them, they tried to evict us by torturing. But they compelled to escape due to our strong protest. The terroridt groups of Joynal tried to do molestation by opening my wearing cloth. They I fall down on the ground by their hurt on by left hand and waist.”
STATEMENT OF ALGUNI MAHALI:
Sreemoti Algoni Mahali, daughter of Sree Shirish Mahali said to the fact finding team, “Joynal has been attempting to grab this pond for more years ago. He brought pot with water due to make a quarrel that day. I throw the both pots on the ground understanding his ill motive, resulting the Joinal groups started to beat up by being angry with us.”
STATEMENT OF PEMBALA:
Steemoti Prembala Mahali, wife of Sree ratikanto Mahali who is also a victim of torture said to the fact finding team, “Joynal is very bad characteristic person. Previously, he tried to grab this pond and lands for more times. But his attempt had been failed due to our combine protest.” She also urges to the fact finding team to assure them that they would not face this kind of ought situation in future.
STATEMENT OF INVESTIGATION OFFICER:
Md. Abdur Rahman, Sub Inspector of Nachole Police station and also investigation officer of the case that was filed by the Sree Profolla Mahali in the connection of the said incident of torture said to the fact finding team, “we arrested Mr. Joynal, who is the main accused and wee trying to arrest other accusds”. He refused to provide more information regarding this case.
BIHR FINDINGS:
Report published on news paper, statement of victims, victim’s family and eyewitness, information provide by the Investigation Officer it clearly proves that Mr. Joynal abedin along with his terrorist groups has been attacked on the village of indigenous people to at Dulahar Arjuna Para (Shahan Para) under Nachole police station in Chapai Nababgonj district to grab land and pond and many of indigenous female people has been assaulted with is violation of our fundamental, legal and human rights.
RECOMMENDATIONs: 1. to form an independent commission headed by a High Court Judge with a view to enquire into the incident of torture and molestation as well as publish it asap; 2. to submit the charge sheet proving the incident as true as soon as possible after completing an impartial investigation. 3. to ensure exemplary punishment of the perpetrators who were directly and indirectly involved in this violation of human rights; 4. to provide adequate financial compensation to the victims and victim’s families as well as guarantee the physical and psychological integrity of them; 5. to ratify the Article 161 of ILO convention as well as take necessary step to hand over the ownership of their lands; 6. to ensure the respect of human rights and fundamental freedoms throughout the country in accordance with national laws and international human rights standards both of general people and government authority; 7. to provide human rights education and training to both of general people and government authority in accordance with national laws and international human rights standards N:B: The report has been prepared by Adv. Shahanur Islam Saikot, Programme Manager-Legal & Human Rights, Bangladesh Institute of Human Rights (BIHR) according to the investigation conducted by Md. Ehshanul Haque and Md. Abu Musha Ashowary and published by Bangladesh Institute of Human Rights in Cooperation with Naogaon human Rights Development Association (NHRDA) on 19,July, 2009. Thank You Adv. Shahanur Islam Saikot LL.B (Hon’s); LL.M (Law & Justice) Programme Manager-Legal & Human Rights Bangladesh Institute of Human Rights (BIHR) 27, Bijoy Nagar, B-17, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh Email: saikotbihr@gmail.com, bihr@bangla.net Cell: 01720308080, Website: www.bihr-bihr.blogspot.com

Thursday, July 9, 2009

URGENT APPEAL: Bangladesh: Indigenous (tribal) girl raped and murdered in CHT [UA-BA-09.2009]

The Hague, 9 July 2009 URGENT APPEAL [UA-BA-09.2009] BANGLADESH: Indigenous (tribal) girl raped and murdered in CHT. ------------------------------------------------------ ISSUES: Rape, killing, protection of minorities and women. ------------------------------------------------------ Dear friends, Global Human Rights Defence (GHRD) has received a fact-finding report from Bangladesh Institute of Human Rights (BIHR) who investigated the brutal rape and killing of a young indigenous girl by a Bengali guard in the Bandarban District, Bangladesh. Maching Khai Marma (18) was raped then killed with a brick at around 5.30.pm on May 8, 2009. A 13-year old boy witnessed the incident from a nearby forest. FACT DETAILS: Name of the Victim :Maching Khai Marma (18) Adress of the Victim :Vill: Remong Member Para, 305, Gojalia Village, Union: Gojalia, Police Station: lam, District: Bandarban.. Name& Address of the perpetrator: withheld Date of the Incident: : 08 May 2009, at around 5.30 PM Place of Incident : Rejected brick field of Najmul Islam, Vill: Atmile Muslim Para, 305, Gojalia, Police Station: Lama, District: Bandarban. Case file : Lama Police Station Case Number: 03/45 Date of Case : 09 May, 2009 around at 11.30 PM Under Section : 302 of Penal Code BACKGROUND INFORMATION: Maching Khai Marma (18) had gone to gather some bricks from the rejected brick field of Najmul Islam of village Atmile, when the guard grabbed her and raped her savagely. The girl cried that she would inform her parents about the crime, as a result he gagged her with clothing and repeatedly beat her at the back side of her head with a brick until she died. A young boy (13), witnessed the incident from the nearby forest and told the villagers on next day. Thereafter, the victim’s father along with the neighbors and villagers picked up the suspect and handed him over to Lama police station on 9 May 2009 and a filed case under section 302 of penal code with the Lama police station. The autopsy was completed according to the instructions of the court on May 12, 2009. The suspect has already confessed to the crime and legal procedures has been initiated. The local police has so far taken appropriate action and registered the case accordingly, reports BIHR. RECOMMENDATION GHRD is deeply concerned about the continuous and widespread violence against women and children, in particular minority and indigenous women, that prevails in Bangladesh. We have also observed with concern that there is a high level of impunity for these crimes in the country. GHRD therefore welcomes the positive and accurate action taken by the police authorities in this case. We trust the investigation and trial will be conducted, that the perpetrator will be brought to justice and financial compensation awarded to the victim’s family. Specifically, we recommend the local authorities: 1. To submit the chart sheet proving the incident of rape after murder of Maching Kai Marma as true with Senior Judicial Magistrate of Bandarban district as soon as possible after completing an impartial investigation. 2. To ensure exemplary punishment of the perpetrator in accordance with the law. 3. To provide adequate financial compensation to the victim’s family as well as guarantee the physical and psychological integrity of them; 4. To ensure the respect of human rights and fundamental freedoms throughout the country in accordance with national laws and international human rights standards both of general people and government authority; 5. To provide human rights education and training to both of general people and government authority in accordance with national laws and international human rights standards We trust that this case shall be dealt with accordingly. Thank you. Would you like to receive urgent appeals directly in your email inbox? Simply click here and subscribe to our Appeals Desk Terug naar vorige pagina

Monday, July 6, 2009

FCAT FINDING REPORT: AN INDIGENOUS (TRIBAL) GIRL HAS BEEN MURDER AFTER RAPAE BY A BANGALI LETCHER.

The news headed “A marma girl murdered after rape: Demand exemplary punishment” was published the daily prothom alo as well as other most of the Bengali and English dailies on 13 may 2009. The news came to knowledge at the concern authority of Bangladesh Institute of Human Rights (BIHR) and a fact-finding mission has been conducted by a team of Bangladesh BIHR & BCHRD comprising Adv. Shahanur Islam Saikot, Programme Manager of Legal & Human Rights affairs and Shohel Ahmed from May 24 to 29,2009. BIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION: Name of the Victim :Maching Khai Marma (18) Father Name :Chingnu Aung Marma Adgress of the Victim :Vill: remong Member Para, 305, Gojalia Village, Union: Gojalia, Police Station: lam, District: Bandarban. Name of the rapist & Murdered :Md. Juwel Address of the Perpetrators :Vill: Bhatia Par (Behind the rail Bosti), Kobar Khana Road, (Eastern side of Grocery shop of Shafi), Police Station: khalishpur, District: Khulna, Bangladesh Present address :Farm of Munir Hossain,Vill: Atmaile Muslim Para, 305, Gojalia, Police Station: Lama, District: Bandarban. Date of the Incident: :08 May 2009, around at 5.30 PM Place of Incident :Rejected brick field of Najmul Islam, Vill: Atmaile Muslim Para, 305, Gojalia, Police Station: Lama, District: Bandarban. Method used : Murdered by hurt to the back side of head with a brick after rape Case file :Lama Police Station case Number: 03/45 Date of Case : 09 May, 2009 around at 11.30 PM Under Section : 302 of Penal Code FACT IN BRIEF: Maching Khai Marma (18), daughter of Chingnu Aung Marma has been murdered after rape by a bangali letcher gurd in Gojalia, Lama under the Bandarban district in Bangladesh. While the victim went to gather some bricks from the rejected brick field of Najmul Islam of village Atmile, the rapist and murderer Md. Juwel of Village of Bhatia Par (Behind the rail Bosti), Kobar Khana Road, (Eastern side of Grocery shop of Shafi) of Police Station of khalishpur of district of Khulna in Bangladesh grabbed her and raped her savagely. Later, he killed her by repeated hurt to the back side of her head with a brick as well as fastens her throat with cloth, while the victim told that she would inform her parents about crime. During the time, a young cowboy Mr. Delower Hossain (13), witnessed the incident from the nearby forest and told the villagers on next day. Thereafter, the victim’s father along with the neighbors and villagers picked up the rapist and murderer Juwel and handed over him at Lama police station on 9 May 2009 and a filed case under section 302 of penal code with the Lama police station that Lama police station case number 3/45 on May 09, 2009. An autopsy of the murdered victim has been completed according to the instructions of the court on May 12, 2009. Later, the alleged rapist and murderer has been given confession regarding his committed crime before the senior judicial magistrate of Bandarban district on 14 may, 2009 and the perpetrators has been sent to the jail custody. STATEMENT OF THE VICTIMS FATHER: Chingnu Aung Marma, father of the victim said to the fact-finding team during the investigation, “My daughter Maching Khai Marma (18) was ignorance. She always helped us to conduct our normal homework. She was also helping our mason to construct RCC pillar of our house. In the day of incident, around at 3.00 pm, she se went to bring some bricks from the rejected brick field of Najmul Islam of village Atmile in Gojalia, lam under Bandarban district. I am stating to look for her nearby my home around 5.30Pm until she was not return home. During looking for her around at 5.40 PM, I saw her half naked falling on the chest at said brick field. Then I am being ensure about his life by reversed her body and I am starting to cry in loudly while I ensure about her death. Hearing my crying, some of my neighbors cum villagers come to the spot and we draw a decision that she has been died by the accidental hurt of brick during of her bear brick. Then around at 6.45 Pm we buried her according to rule of Buddhist religion on same day. On 09 May 2009, I am being informed by Mr. Delower Hossain of son of Abul Kashem of Atmile Muslim Para of village of Gojalia of Police Station of Lama of district of Bandarban that during the time of incident he was tending cattle nearby forest and he saw that around at 5.30 PM the guard of the farm of Mr. Munir was hurting on the head of the victim after fastened her throat with cloth sitting on the chest of my daughter. Hearing about the real incident we are being confirmed that Juwel has killed my daughter. Then, we along with the villagers and neighbors are starting to search Juwel and picked up him from local Sittortali Bazar with the help local people. While we picked up him Md. Faruk , PC of local Ansar / VDP Camp tried to help the perpetrators to escape. Later, we called the concern police officer of local Lama police station and handed over him to police. Thereafter, I being a plaintiff file a case against Juwel with Lama police Station.” He also said that being an illiterate and poor man he might be deprive from justice. Moreover, some of the bangali influential elite people trying to motivate the police authority to flow the incident to other sides, he claimed to the fact finding team. SATEMENT OF EYEWITNESS: Md. Delower Hossain(13), only one eyewitness incident said to the fact-finding team, “ I went to tend the cattle at paddy field behind the Tobacco field around at 5.30 Pm on 08 May 2009. Suddenly, I see Mr. Juwel to hit on the head of Maching Khai after fastening her throat with cloth sitting on her chest and I entered the jungle”. He also said, “I am known to Juwel from more time ago and also know Maching Kai. Juwel was a guard of the farm of Munir”. He again said that Juwel went to the southern side of the brick field after killing Maching Khai. Then I come to our home and tell my father about the incident” CONFESSION GIVEN BY THE PERPETRATOR: The rapist and murderer Mr. Juwel was given confession regarding to incident of murder after rape perpetrated by him on 14 may, 2009. During the confession he said, ‘I go to my aunt house at Mogbazar, Aziz Nagar from the paddy farm of Munir Hossain at Atmile, Gojalia. I take tea and snack at noon from a restaurant. I was returning to my farm from there. During the returning way, I see a girl to gathered brick at rejected brick field. Seeing her I go to the rejected brick field. I was known to the girl from before. The name of the girl is Maching Khai Marma. One time I worked their house as a construction labor. Reaching brick field, I grabbed the girl and thrown her on the ground. He was wore a cloth of Thami as like Lungi at that time. I capsized her cloth that she was wore of lower part her body. She was wore shirt like blouse upper part of her body. Then I rapped her. I rapped her about two (2) or three (3) minutes. She wanted to shout. I tighten her moth with Gamcha. After complete the rapping, standing from the ground she said that she will inform her father about the rape that has been perpetrated against her by me. Then I hurt on the backside of her head with a half broken brick. Then, her head has been wounded. Bleeding has been started. Then she fall down on the ground. Seeing the bleeding from her head I become afraid and escape from the spot.Then I go to my farm house. My wife along with a baby is living the farm house. I have a two and half years old son. Reching home, I told my with that I am feeling bad. Then I take a bath. After taking bath I go to the victim’s house and asker her mother about her daughter. Then the mother of the victim replied that she did not return home. Then I come back to the farm house and told my wife that I am feeling bad as well as afraid. Then she asked what happened to me. I replied that nothing happened, let we visit Aziz Nagar. Then I go to Sittortoli along with my wife and son to sell our 12 hens. During the way of Sittortoli Bazar, the relatives along with neighbors and villagers of the victim picked up me and handed over the police. The victim has been died. I did not hurt her by brick to kill her. I could not realize that she will die due hurt of brick. I hurt her to make injure. I had no intention or preplan to kill her.” STATMENTOF INVESITIGATION OFFICER: Syed Faruk Ahmed, Investigation officer of the case said to the fact finding team, “I am informed about the incident of picked up the rapist and murderer Juwel at Sittortali Bazar by chairman of Gojalia union parishad Mr. Thorai Ching Marma by my cell phone. As soon as I inform about the incident I go to the spot and bring the culprit to the police station under arrest. In the mean time, the officers of charge of the police station records the written statement as First Information record (FIR) and assign me as an investigation officer of this case. By observing and reviewing the incident I apply with the Senior Judicial Magistrate of Bandarban district to take the perpetrators for interrogation and the honorable judicial magistrate permitted. During the interrogation, the alleged perpetrator confesses about the incident and last 14 may 2009 he gave his confession with the Senior Judicial Magistrate of Bandarban district under section 164 of criminal procedure Code. Beside this, I make environment to give statement under section 164 of criminal procedure Code with Senior Judicial Magistrate of Bandarban district by one and only eyewitness of this case on 10 may, 2009. He also said the investigation team,” at first we thought that the incident is only crime of Murder. So, we record it under section 302 of Penal Code. But now we are seeing that it is not only the case of murder, it is a case of rape after murder. So, already we have applied with the concern court to take the case as cognizance under Women and Children Oppression Act”. BIHR FINDINGS: Report published on news paper, statement of victims family and eyewitness, information provide by the Investigation Officer along with the confession given by the alleged perpetrato with the Senior Judicial Magistrate of Bandarban district under section 164 of criminal procedure Code, it make clearly prove of perpetration of rape after murder by Mr. Juwel. It is gross violation of our fundamental, legal and human rights. RECOMENDATION: 1. to submit the char sheet proving the incident of rape after murder of Maching Kai Marma as true with Senior Judicial Magistrate of Bandarban district as soon as possible after completing an impartial investigation. 2. to ensure exemplary punishment of the perpetrators Mr. juwel and also who were indirectly involved in this gross violation of human rights; 3. to provide adequate financial compensation to the victim’s family as well as guarantee the physical and psychological integrity of them; 4. to ensure the respect of human rights and fundamental freedoms throughout the country in accordance with national laws and international human rights standards both of general people and government authority; 5. to provide human rights education and training to both of general people and government authority in accordance with national laws and international human rights standards Thank You Adv. Shahanur Islam Saikot LL.B (Hon’s); LL.M( law & Justice) Programme Manager-Legal & Human Rights Bangladesh Institute of Human Rights (BIHR) video