Wednesday, June 30, 2010

URGENT APPEAL:Seeking justice through the proper investigation on the incident of torture by the DV police


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Sunday, June 27, 2010

FACT FINDING REPORT:A Woman has been Raped after Abduction by Temptation to Marry by Local Jubo League Cadre.


Name of the victim             : Mrs. Nusrat Jahan Meghla (Baby)
Type of Violation                           : Right to liberty and security, right to personal integrity
Type of Act                                      : Abduction and rape
Investigation conducted by       : Adv. Shahanur Islam, Executive Director, BIHR, Rabindra Prasad Gupto, GHRD, Golam Mostofa, Coordinator, TFT, Rangpur and Dipak Kumar Pal, Coordinator, TFT, Gaibanda
Date of investigation                     : 23-27 June, 2010
Rangpur Central Jail, where the victim was forced to live in the name of safe custody

IDNTITY OF THE VICTIM:
Name                                                 : Mrs. Nusrat Jahan Meghla (Baby)
Age at time of event                       : 24 years
Citizenship                                       : Bangladeshi
Religion                                            : Islam
Home address:                              Village: Harinsinda, Union: Ramchandrapur, Post, P/s & Dist: Gaibandha

DATE AND PLACE OF THE INCIDENT:
Date                                                   : May 19 to 22, 2010 and May 28 to 29, 2010.  
Location                                          : Different unidentified Place of Kurigram and Rangpur district including House of Mr. Abdul Aziz of the Village: Shibudoitari, P/s: Kaunia, District: Rangpur

ALLEGED PERPETRATORS:
1) Md. Bulet Miah (30) son of Sarder Abdul Hakim of village Nizpara, P/s and District: Rangpur
2) Mr. Abdul Aziz, son of Taher uddin of the village Shibudoitari Post Office: Boraihat P/s: Kaunia District: Rangpur

CASE SUMMERY:
Bulet Miah, son of Sarder Abdul Hakim of the village Nizpara under police station Kaunia in Rangpur district who is also cadre of Jubo League youth wings of Bangladesh Awami League, Kaunia Police Station Unit, proposed the victim Nushrat Jahan Meghla (Baby) while she was visiting the Tista Bridge on April 13, 2010 and the victim asked him to give the proposal to her cousin Mr. Chandan where she was living for last couple of days. Later, the perpetrator Bulet Miah made proposal to her cousin appearing his house at Tista East Dalal Para under police station and district Lalmonirhat and made a good relation with the victim. On May19, 2010 around at 3.00pm Bulet Miah abducted the victim by temptation to marry from the southern side of Tista Bridge and repeatedly rapped her in difference place of Kurigram and Rangpur fraudulently introducing them as a legal couple. Meanwhile, the victim was admitted at Upazial Helath Complex, Kaunia on May 05, 2010 while the victim became seriously sick due to the atrocity committed against her. Later she was again repeteadly rapped in whole night by Bulet Miah in the house of Mr. Abdul Aziz, son of Taher uddin of the village Shibudoitari at Boraihat post office under Kaunia policesation in Rangpur district on May 28, 2010 while she was realese from the hospital after cure. On May 29, 2010  around at 7.00pm the perpetrator took the victim to the house of Mr. Nazrul Islam of village Haldibari Rail Gate under Kaunia police station in Rangpur district and assuerd her to marry before more people. Then the perpetartor escaped leaving the victim on the way of the home of  Mr. Jomsher Ali, of the village Khopatiunder kaunia police station in Rangpur district around at 9.00 pm on the same day. Then the victim searched the perpetrator and went to the home of Mr. Zomsher Ali, failing to tress him  and lived there for that night. Later, she file the case with the Kuanina Police Station appearing the police station on May 31, 2010.

LEGAL STATUS:
Nusrat Jahan Meghla (Baby) lodge the FIR with Kaunia Police Station on 31 May, 2010 against the alleged perpetrator under section 7/9(1) of  the Prevention of  Women and Children Repression Act, 2000 ( Amendment 2003) being Kaunia Police Station No. 27, dated May 31st, 2010. The police recorded the case and send the victim to the department of Forensic Medicine of Rangpur Medical College Hospital on June 1, 2010 for medical examination. After competition of examination by the concerned medical officer, the police produced the victim before the Senior Judicial Magistrate Court, Rangpur on June 1, 2010. The learned court took the statement of the victim under section 22 of the same Act and issued an order to send the victim in safe custody on same day.

Then the concerned administration put the victim Rangpur Central jai in the name of safe custody on June 01, 2010 until June 8, 2010. Meanwhile, a writ petition (public interest litigation) has been file with the High Court Division of Supreme Court of Bangladesh demanding to declare putting jail custody in the name of safe custody as illegal and the learned court pleased to issue rule on June 8, 2010 upon the government to explain why sending the victim to jail should not be declared illegal, and why it should not be directed to ensure proper custody for her. It also ordered to appear the victim before the concerned bench. Furthermore, it ordered to o shift the victim to safe custody under a government or non-government organisation.

On, June 8,2010 the victim was shifted to the safe home is run by Rangpur-Dinajpur Rehabilitation Service(RDRS). Later on 9 June, 20210 the victim was being appear before the court and the learned court order to release her from the safe custody.

ACTION:
Bangladesh Institute of Human Rights with the help of GHRD investigated the incident from 23th June to 26.th June 2010. BIHR team visited the spot, talked with the victim, mother and brothers of the victim, Investigation officer of the case, Officer in Charge of Kaunia Police Station, visited the office of Superintendent of Police (SP), Rangpur Central Jail, office of the Deputy Commissioner (DC), Rangpur; Shelter home of RDRS and talked with all who are concerned in the incident.

UPDATE:
As the lobbying of BIHR team, Mr. Yusuf Jubo Legue leder of the local Upazila Unit and also the patronizer of the main perpetrator Mr. Bulet Miah gang has been arrested on May 26, 2010.

BIHR FINDINGS:
1.      The authorities forced the victim to live at the local jail, in the name of ‘safe custody.
2.      The victim did not receive any physical or psychological treatment as well as education during the staying in jail custody.
3.      In spite of direction of High Court, the police are in active to arrest the perpetrators as well as investigate the incident properly.

RECOMMENDATIONS:
1.      to submit the charge sheet proving the incident of abduction and rape as true, as soon as possible after completing an impartial investigation.
2.      to ensure exemplary punishment of the perpetrators who were directly and indirectly involved in this violation of human rights;
3.      to provide adequate financial compensation to the victim’s family as well as guarantee the physical and psychological integrity with full rehabilitation;
4.      to establish separate  safe home with adequet facilities in every district of bangladesh.
5.      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;
6.      to provide human rights education and training to both the general people and the government authorities in accordance with national laws and international human rights standards

Thank You


Adv. Shahanur Islam Saikot
LL.B (Hon’s); LL.M( law & Justice)
JusticeMakers Fellow 10, Sitzerland

Secretary General/Executive Director
Bangladesh Institute of Human Rights (BIHR)
Cell: +88 017 20308080

Thursday, June 10, 2010

FACT FINDING REPORT:A Hindu Minority community child has been converted and got marriage after abduction by Muslim man


Country                                             : Bangladesh
Name of the victim                         : Ms.Sumitra Dutta
Type of Violation                           : Right to liberty and security, right to personal integrity
Type of Act                                  : Abduction/ rape [1] / forced conversion [2]/ Force marriage[3] 
Investigation conducted by       : Adv. Shahanur Islam, Executive Director, BIHR, Rabindra Prasad Gupto, GHRD and Ashoke Banarjee of HRCBM
Date of investigation                     : 6-9 June, 2010

IDENTITY OF THE VICTIM:
Name                                     : Ms.Sumitra Rani Dutta
Age at time of event           : 14 Years 2 Month 15 Days
Under 18                               :  YES
Citizenship                           : Bangladeshi
Religion                                : Hindu
Home address                 : Vill: Fulkocha, U.P. –Bagbati, P.S. and District- Serajgonj, Bangladesh

DATE AND PLACE OF THE INCIDENT:
Date                                       : 16th March 2010 at 7.00 a.m.  
Location                               : Mango Skaure ( western side of  Bejgati More Dhanirdah) of village Fulkocha in Bagbati Union Parishad, under police station and district of Sirajgonj[4] ; Chhongachha Bazar under police station and district of Sirajgonj[5].
ALLEGED PERPETRATORS:
1) Sohag Rana Bhadhon (24) son of Abdur Razzak of village Satikabari, P.S. and District-Serajgonj

CASE SUMMERY :
Ms. Sumitra Rani Dutta (14), a student of Class IX was abducted by her boy friend Sohag Rana Badhon on 16th of March 2010 around at 7.00 am while she was waiting at Chhongachhi Bazar under police station and district of Sirajgonj. Then the victim was convert as Islam and got marriage with the perpetrator.

The father of the victim came to know about the abduction of his daughter while he called her daughter mole phone and lodged FIR at Serajgonj police station for recovery of the girl and for punishment of the culprits responsible for the kidnapping under national law. Some local people including teachers and students organized a human chain and demonstrated in front of the office of the Deputy Commissioner (DC) demanding recovery of the victim as well as bring the culprits before the book on March 30, 2010. Later the victim was recover as well as the perpetrator Sohag Rana Badhon was arrested on 2 April 2010.

LEGAL STATUS:
Sree Nanda Dutta (40) father of the victim girl lodged FIR at Serajgonj Police station against the alleged perpetrators on 18th March 2010 under section 7/30 of Women and Children Repression Ordinance, 2000 ( Amendment 2003) (Being Serajgonj P.S. case No. 23 dated 18.03.10). The police recorded the case and he recovered victim on April 2, 2010 and send to the General hospital, Siraj gong on April 3 for medical Examination.  But the Residential Medical Officer of Sirajgonj general Hospital refused to conduct examination due to refusal of given consent by the victim. Then the police produce the victim before the Senior judical magistrate Court, Sirajgonj.  The court took the statement of the victim under section 22 of the Prevention of Women and Children Repression Act and issued an order to send the victim in safe custody April 3, 2010.

On May 13, 2010 the father of the victim file a miss case before the Tribunal of Prevention of Women and Children Repression, Siraj gonj applying to give the victim under custody of her father. But the learned tribunal issued an order to put the victim in safe custody refusing the application of the victim’s father on May 17, 2010.

ACTION:
Bangladesh Institute of Human Rights with the help of GHRD investigated the matter from 06th June to 8th June 2010. BIHR team visited the spot, talked with parents of the victim, neighbor of the victim, Investigation officer of the case, Officer in Charge of Serajgonj Sadar Police Station, visited the office of Superintendent of Police, Jailor, Sirajgonj district jail, Senior judicial magistrate, Sirajgonj. BIHR also talked with the Additional District Magistrate (ADM) Sirajgon to send the victim safe custody and the victim was sent to the Women, Children and Youth Safe Custody, Rajshahi on 9th June, 2010.

BIHR FINDINGS:
  • The perpetrator abducted the child girl in the name of so called love affairs( victim is minor, she is child according to her birth certificate).
  • Inspire of filing case by the victim’s father regarding to abduction of her child, the police authority made negligence to rescue the victim as well as arrest the perpetrators.
  • Though the police administration rescued the victim as well as arrested the perpetrators due to continuous demonstration done by the local people, journalists and human rights activists, the police authority made negligence to do the medical examination of the victim.
  • The authorities forced the victim to live with female prisoners at the local jail, in the name of ‘safe custody’ immediately after her rescued.

  • The parents of accused and local influential persons are trying threaten and coerce the victims family into withdrawing the case
  • The police are not providing adequate protection and support for the victim’s family.
  • The Investigation Officer tried to prove the victim as adult by mentioning the age of the victim sixteen years instead of fourteen years without considering the birth certificate and school certificate of the victim when she was forwarded to Residential Medical Officer (RMO) of Sirajgonj General Hospital for Medical Examination to make influence the RMO.
  • The Investigation Officer sent the victim to medical examination without properly informing to the legal guardian of the victim.
  • The Investigation Officer tried to prove the victim as Islam in religious using name of the victim as Sumitra @ Mosammed Suma instead of Ms Sumitra Rani Dutta with out proper evidence during forwarding letter to RMO.
  • The Investigation Officer is going to submit charge sheet against Sohag Rana Badhon only under section 7 of Women and Children Repression Act, 2000 (Amendment 2003) instead of including section 9(1) ( rape) of the same act.
  • The Residential medical officer (RMO), Sirajgonj did not take proper initiative to do medical examination. Rather he sent back the victim without completion the examination showing excuse refusal of the consent by the victim without considering the age of the victim.
  • The police are not taking proper initiatives to prepare and submit the Charge Sheet the accused.
  • The victim was not provided proper psychological treatment as well as counselling during the time of keeping in local jail in the name of saafe custody.
  • Though the jail code is not applicable for the victim, who are living in safe custody, the Deputy Commissioner as well as the District Magistrate of Sirajgonj did not give the permission to fact finding team of BIHR to meet with the victim at jail showing excuse that there is no rule in Jail Code regarding to give permission.
  • The residential medical officer (RMO) of Sirajgonj registered the victim name as Mrs. Suma instead of Sumitra Rani Dutta while she was appeared for medical examination.

Thank You
Adv. Shahanur Islam Saikot
LL.B (Hon’s); LL.M( law & Justice)
JusticeMakers Fellow 10, Switzerland

Secretary General/Executive Director
Bangladesh Institute of Human Rights (BIHR)
Cell: +88 017 20308080,


[1] no medical examined document but main accused confessed that as they got marriage, they make physical relation
[2] no written document but according to statement given by the victim before the court and statement of main accused to FF team the victim convert as Islam
[3] no written document but according to statement given by the victim before the court and statement of main accused to FF team the victim got marriage with the accused
[4] According to statement by victim father
[5] According to Statement given by the victim before the Senior Judicial Magistrate Court, Sirajgonj

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

STATEMENT of BIHR published on newspaper regarding to withdrawing bann on Facebook

A group of Dhaka University (DU) students formed a human chain on the campus yesterday to protest the government decision to block the Facebook, a popular social networking website.With a banner reading 'Stop interference with the freedom of expression', around 25 students staged the protest near the Aparajeyo Bangla at about 12:00 noon.Speaking at the programme, students came down heavily on the government for banning the Facebook, saying that the government had violated its electoral pledges by banning the network in Bangladesh."I voted the present government as it pledged to present us with a digital Bangladesh, but by banning the Facebook, the government has done the opposite," said Satila Sharmeen, a fourth year student of mass communication and journalism department.The agitating students called on the government to withdraw the ban immediately. Most of the Facebook users are young people who voted in the government in the last parliamentary elections, they said.They students also vowed to hold demonstration programmes on the campus today.In the early hours of yesterday, a group of students also held a protest procession at the TSC intersection demanding withdrawal of the ban. 
 
Meanwhile, the Bangladesh Institute of Human Rights (BIHR) expressed resentment and concern over the blocking of the popular social networking website.In a written statement, it said the move violates the constitution of Bangladesh, United Nations charter and the rights to express opinion."While the government wants to build a digital Bangladesh, blocking access to a popular social networking site like Facebook for insignificant reasons clearly violates the rights to freedom of expression," read the statement, signed by BIHR Secretary General Advocate Shahanur Islam.

In a separate press release, Bangladesh Chhatra Moitree also expressed grave concern and demanded immediate withdrawal of the ban.

http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesign/news-details.php?nid=140815

HUMAN RIGHTS REPORT by Bangladesh Institute of Human Rights (BIHR) for the month of May 2010)


HUMAN RIGHTS REPORT by Bangladesh Institute of Human Rights (BIHR) for the Month May-2010


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The State of Human Rights for the Month of May 2010


Ref: BIHR/HRR/05/06/2010                                                                               Date: 01.06.10

Despite of promising to promote human right, especially stop all kind of Extra-judicial Killing in Bangladesh, the Incident of Human Rights Violation is Continuing

(The State of Human Rights for the Month of May 2010)

The Bangladesh Institute of Human Rights (BIHR) is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation registered with the Department of Social Welfare, Government of the Peoples Republic of Bangladesh based on the United Nation Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) dedicated to promote and protect human rights in Bangladesh. BIHR publishes its state of Human Rights for the period of May 01 to April 31, 2010. The report was prepared by the research and documentation cell of BIHR on the basis of report published on 12 national news papers from May 01 to May 31, 2010, fact-finding mission and its direct sources. BIHR is resents and is deeply concerned over the continuing human rights violations in Bangladesh despite the promises to promote human rights, especially in regards to Extra-judicial Killing. Adv. Shahanur Islam, the Secretary General of BIHR asks the Government to take prompt and effective measures ensuring and end to all kinds of violations as well as demands to investigate and bring the alleged perpetrations before the book, forming a special commission.

Human Rights Violation by State Party

Torture:

BIHR defines “torture” as the violation of human rights anywhere in Bangladesh by any means enacted by personnel of the law enforcing agencies. During the reporting period May 1st to 31st in 2010, 132 people were tortured several places in Bangladesh by law enforcing agencies. Of these people four were at fault for their own deaths. Among them 121 people were tortured by policemen, nine were tortured by the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) and two were tortured by other members of law enforcement agencies.

Death due to Killing:

During the reporting period, law enforcement agencies killed 18 people in different places in Bangladesh. Among them nine people were killed by policemen and nine were killed by Rapid Action Battalion (RAB). Among the incident 12 people were killed in the name of so called gun shootings, two were killed in the name of cross fire, and four were killed by torturing in police and RAB custody.

Death in Custody:

During the reporting period four people died in Police and RAB custody due to torture and three people died for different reasons.

Border Conflict:
                                                                                                      
During the reporting period, 17 incidences of human rights violations were perpetrated by the Border Security Force (BSF), India. Among the incident eight Bangladeshi citizens were killed by shootings, five people were injured due to torture and eight people were abducted by the BSF.
                                                           
                                                                       
Organized Violence

Death due to Political Violence:

During the reporting period 12 political leaders, activists and supporters were killed in different political parties in Bangladesh. Among them seven were the leaders, activist and supporter of the ruling party in Bangladesh, the Awami league and its associated wings, and five were leaders, activist and supporters of Bangladesh Nationalist Party. Among them four people from the Awami league and its associated wings were murdered due to internal conflicts and another three were murdered by terrorists. Moreover, four people from the BNP and its associated wings were murderd by terrorists and another was murdered by a member of the Bangladesh Awami Legue.

Injured due to Political Violence:

During the reporting period 730 political leaders, activists and supporters from different political parties in Bangladesh were injured. Among them 550 were the leaders, activists and supporters of the ruling party the Bangladesh Awami League and its associated wings, in which 450 of them were injured due to inner-party clashing and 75 were injured at the hand of the BNP and its associated wings. 25 people were injured by other parties and terrorists. Meanwhile, 180 leaders, activist and supporters of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and its associated wings were injured, which of them 86 were injured due to inner-party clashes, 84 were injured at the hand of Bangladesh Awami League and its associate wings and ten were injured by the hand of others.

Minority Repression:

During the reporting period During the period, 56 minority peoples were injured, three were abducted and 11 were murdered due to 14 incidents of human rights violations including attacks, looting, vandalism, abduction and murder. These offenses have taken place against the ethnical and religious minority community in Bangladesh.

Violence against Women and Children


Rape and attempt to Rape:         

During the reporting period a total 49 women and children were raped. Among them three were killed by perpetrators after rape and two committed suicide after being raped. During the period 11 women and children were victimized in gang rape. Besides these incidents, 11 women and children were victimized in attempted rape.

Eve Teasing & Molestation:

The word molestation means, “sexual harassment through teasing, using abusive worlds, and unwanted disrobing. During the reporting period a total number of 67 women, adolescent girls and children, were victimized in eve teasing and molestation in several places in Bangladesh. Among them five women and children committed suicide. Of them 56 women and children were victimized in eve teasing and 11 were victimized by molestation. Among them, one was victimized by molestation by a doctor while she was admitted as a patient, four were molested by teachers and colleagues and one was victimized by a police officer.

Acid Throwing:
                                                     
During the reporting period six people were victimized by acid throwing. Among them, three were women and two were children.

Violence Due to Dowry:

During the reporting period 21 house wives were killed and 25 were physically assaulted by their husbands or members of their husbands family due to dowry and family related matters. Besides this, 14 house wives committed suicide due to repression from their husbands and his family members in dowry related incidents.                                                              

Abduction and Trafficking:         

During the reporting period 46 people were abducted from different places in Bangladesh. Among them 30 were women, children and adolescent girls. Of them, one girl was raped after abduction.  Besides this, 29 women and girls were rescued from trafficking.                                                 

Suicide and suspected death:

During the reporting period 97 people committed suicide in different places in Bangladesh. Among them were 14 house wives that committed suicide due to repression by their husbands and his family members related to dowry and conjugal disputes, six adolescent girls committed suicide due to being deceived by their lovers and five adolescent girls committed suicide due to eve teasing by the lecher. Besides this, ten were suspected death, which of them, six were women and three were domestic workers.


Other Social Violence

General Killing and Injury:

During the reporting period 243 people died due to different kinds of social violence in several place throughout Bangladesh. Among them 51 were women and six were children.




Death due to Negligence and Dead Body Recovery:         

During the reporting period ten people died due to negligence as well as wrong treatment provided by their doctors. Among them two were women and two were children.  In the same time, 72 dead bodies were found in deferent places throughout Bangladesh. Among them 21 were women and 11 were children.     

Journalist and Human Rights Defender Repression:

Journalists and human rights defenders are considered to be the conscience of society. During the reporting period 17 were physically assaulted, one was murdered and one received a death threat.   

Violence against Law Enforcement Agencies:         

During the reporting period three members of law enforcement agencies died from different incidents including accidents, 49 were injured during dexecuting their duties and one dead body was recovered.


Recommendation:

To promote the existing human right situation in Bangladesh, it is necessary to stop all kinds of torture and extra-judicial killing as well as other human rights violations; to form a special commission to investigate the entire incident and bring the perpetrators before the law as soon as possible.