Pro­tect­ing Hu­man Rights

Southasia - - BRIEFINGS -

ABangladeshi hu­man rights ac­tivist Adilur Rah­man Khan re­ceived the 2014 Robert F. Kennedy Hu­man Rights Award for his coura­geous work of un­cov­er­ing se­ri­ous hu­man rights vi­o­la­tions in Bangladesh. Khan is an ad­vo­cate of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh. He is one of the found­ing mem­bers of the hu­man rights or­ga­ni­za­tion Od­hikar. The or­ga­ni­za­tion has con­ducted ex­ten­sive fact find­ing mis­sions and re­ported on hu­man rights vi­o­la­tions par­tic­u­larly ex­tra­ju­di­cial killings, tor­ture, en­forced dis­ap­pear­ances, vi­o­lence against women and vi­o­la­tions to the rights of mi­nor­ity com­mu­ni­ties.

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