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    Ain O Salish Kendra, DUJ demand withdrawal of case against 2 editors

    Rights group Ain O Salish Kendra and a faction of Dhaka Union of Journalists demand withdrawal of the case filed against four persons including editors of two online news portals under the controversial Digital Security Act after the media outlets ran reports on misappropriation of OMS rice in Thakurgaon's Baliadangi upazila recently.

  • Extrajudicial killing at its highest ever

    According to human rights group Ain O Salish Kendra, last year witnessed the highest number of extrajudicial killings recorded in our country's history. Other serious human rights abuses such as enforced disappearances also continued throughout 2018.

  • 'In Bangladesh, democracy was not allowed to take root'

    Sultana Kamal, lawyer and human rights activist, member of CPD board of trustees, former Executive Director of Ain o Salish Kendra, and former advisor to the caretaker government of Bangladesh, talks to Eresh Omar Jamal of The Daily Star about the upcoming national elections and the state of human rights in Bangladesh.

  • Rights situation remains alarming

    The overall human rights situation in the country was as alarming in the just concluded year as it had been in the past three years, according to rights body Ain o Salish Kendra.

  • Peace, order new year's big challenge

    Taking lessons from the past, law enforcement agencies are redoing their strategies to keep law and order under control in this election year. As part of their plan, police and different intelligence agencies will prepare a fresh list of wanted criminals and probable political troublemakers ahead of the election and launch drives to arrest them. Special drives will also be made to recover illegal firearms, said a number of top police officials.

  • Human rights defenders feel insecure

    Law enforcers harass people by filing false cases and picking them up, rights defenders alleged yesterday at a discussion on the country's human rights situation.

  • ASK worried over press freedom

    Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK) yesterday voiced concerns about the government move to set up a “media monitoring cell”,

  • Rana Plaza collapse

    Trial of two cases yet to start

    The trial for the killing of more than a thousand people in Rana Plaza collapse three years ago is yet to begin.

  • ASK concerned over ‘harassment of family by law enforcers’

    Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK), a legal aid and human rights organisation, expresses deep concern over the law enforcement agencies’ alleged harassment and pressure on Sohagi Jahan Tonu’s family to give statements they had prescribed.

  • ASK expresses concern over cases against Star editor

    Human rights body Ain O Salish Kendra expresses deep concerns over the barrage of cases filed against The Daily Star Editor and Publisher Mahfuz Anam.

  • Halt Kalyanpur slum eviction: HC

    The High Court directs the government to halt the eviction at Dhaka’s Kalyanpur slum that houses about 40,000 low-income dwellers.

  • 2015: Bad time for civic, political rights

    Human rights situation in Bangladesh worsened on civic and political fronts last year despite improvement in some socio-economic

  • 752 raped in 2015, says ASK

    A number of 752 women were raped and 94 others became victims of rape attempts in 2015, according to a report of Ain o Salish Kendra.

  • March against human trafficking in Cox’s Bazar

    Rights activists begin a road march from Cox’s Bazar to Teknaf in a bid to end human trafficking, put to trial those involved and compensate the victims.

  • NHRC findings alarming

    According to the National Human Rights Commissioner, about 70 percent of all complaints of violation of human rights received by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) are against law enforcers, and half of all these complaints are allegations of torture by members of the law enforcing agencies.

  • Hotline for info on trafficking victims

    Migrant rights workers launch hotline numbers in Bangladesh and Malaysia to facilitate the passage of information of the rescued trafficking victims to the aggrieved families.

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    ASK concerned over missing people including Salahuddin

    Ain O Salish Kendra expresses deep concern over increasing number of missing people, alleging law enforcers have picked up at least 20 people this year but denied detaining them.