Wednesday, 31 October 2007

Tortured: Jahangir Alam Akash

Jahangir Alam Akash detained and tortured. Persecuted for exposing extra-judicial executions by RAB. IFEX alert. Drishtipat commentary. Asian Human Rights Commission appeal.

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Monday, 29 October 2007

DGFI engineers BNP coup

M Saifur Rahman “acting chairperson.” Hafiz Uddin Ahmed “acting secretary general.” 6 standing committee members held hostage at gun point. Khandaker Delwar Hossain, ASM Hannan Shah missing. DGFI — ATM Amin and Chowdhury Fazlul Bari — behind the coup. “An absolute violation of the BNP constitution.”

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Saturday, 27 October 2007

Denial will rewrite history soon

Now it is being claimed that no war criminal exists in the country. Maybe after some time they will say that the Liberation War never took place. All this will mean, we will be deprived of the real history.– Former chief justice and chairman of the Law Commission Mostafa Kamal.

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"No war criminal in Bangladesh"

“There is no anti-liberation force in the country, either. January 22 election was forestalled because some parties made irresponsible remarks on the issues,” Mujahid added. Asked what role Jamaat played during the 1971 war, he avoided a direct reply, “You find that out and evaluate.”

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Tuesday, 23 October 2007

Financial statement confirms Trust Bank loan

The audited financial statement for 2005 available on the Trust Bank website indicates that loans to directors of Trust Bank at the end of 2005 was Taka 10,974,435. This is the same loan amount indicated on page 20 of the Trust Bank prospectus.

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Wednesday, 17 October 2007

Blog Action Day: Bangladesh and Environment

Yesterday was the Blog action day, a day when bloggers around the web were unite to emphasize the important issue ‘the environment’ that people tend to ignore. The campaign asked every blogger around the world to post about the environment in their own way and relating to their own local or international topic.

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Wednesday, 10 October 2007

The continuing rape of Bangladesh

In September Iranian President Mahmud Ahmedinejad delivered a speech at Columbia University amidst much protest. The protests stemmed from his views on the Holocaust. Under questioning Ahmedinejad conceded that the Holocaust had indeed happened, but he was calling for further “research” to “approach the topic from different perspectives.” MORE.

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Saturday, 6 October 2007

BBC Bengali: Internet restrictions in Bangladesh

BBC Bengali service has covered the crackdown on internet users in Bangladesh with 3 interviews. BBC has confirmed that Bangladeshi authorities are compiling a database of internet users in the country and all the ISPs [Internet Service Provider] have been instructed to submit their client details: name, address, usage details. We attach audio clips of these interviews. Considering the public interest on the story, Rezwan has translated rush transcripts/excerpts of the BBC Bengali coverage.

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Wednesday, 3 October 2007

Crackdown on internet users in Bangladesh

Are you a victim of the ongoing crackdown on internet users in Bangladesh? E-Bangladesh is interested to publicize your story. Your anonymity, if requested, will be guaranteed. Mail Tasneem Khalil, Consulting Editor, E-Bangladesh at describing your experience, story tips, comments or feedbacks.

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Monday, 1 October 2007

One Arifur Rahman and his fight against corruption

It has been two weeks since Arifur Rahman’s cartoon “Naam” was published which prompted the Bangladesh police to take him to jail and lock him up without pressing any formal charges or allowing him any legal representation in his defense. Arif was picked up from his Uttara residence under Section 54 of Code of Criminal Procedure for drawing the ver

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