Adilur to be produced before CMM court in afternoonNew Age Online
Adilur Rahman Khan, secretary of human rights organisation Odhikar, to be produced before the Chief Metropolitan Court on Sunday afternoon.
Adilur Rahman, also a former attorney general, being taken to the court from the Detective Branch headquarters, seeking remand under section 57 of the Information and Communication Technology Act – 2006, a senior Dhaka Metropolitan Police official said.
The right activist has to be produced before the court after 2:00pm, said the official.
Earlier on Saturday night, Adilur Rahman was arrested from his residence by the DB Police ‘for fabricating facts about atrocities committed by state forces’.
He was arrested under section 57 of the Information and Communication Technology Act - 2006 for fabricating facts about atrocities committed by state forces during a siege by Islamist organisation Hefazat-e-Islam on May 5.
Khan's organisation Odhikar has been critical about human rights abuses by law enforcement agencies in Bangladesh that include extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearances and torture.
Between January and June 2013, according to information gathered by Odhikar, 184 persons were killed by Bangladeshi security forces overriding the judicial procedure. This means that an average of 30 people died in extrajudicial killings every month.
Senior leaders of Bangladesh Nationalist Party have condemned Khan’s arrest by the police.
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