Rights


Writing this blog was extremely difficult. Because this blog forced me to watch part of some gruesome videos of public lynching and listen to some poor soul’s last cries for life and see beastly traits of mankind. In most cases I turned off the video during the chopping beating scenes. I apologize to AoD readers for posting these gruesome videos, although I guess most of you have already come across this videos through social media. I will strongly advise viewers discretion before watching the videos.


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According to the website of Berlin Based Transparency international, the vision of the organization is a world in which government, politics, business, civil society and the daily lives of people are free of corruption.
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And it’s mission, as mentioned in the same website, is to stop corruption and promote transparency, accountability and integrity at all levels and across all sectors of society.

But when one looks at some of acts of Transparency International’s Bangladesh outlet ( Transparency Internation Bangladesh, TIB)- it is very difficult to match those acts with the mission and vision of Transparency International.

Lets look at some of the recent statements of TIB.
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This a 14 year old girl from one of the most socially backward, deprived and uncivilized areas of the World — Swat Valley pakistan.

Her name is Malala Yousufzai. Although she is only a 14 year old 8th grader, she definitely is not like any other 14 year old in the world.

She is an embodiment of passion, bravado, activism. She is the example what ‘standing up for right’ means in real life.
She probably is the youngest and most inspirational politicians in Asia, if not in the World. Just search her name in Youtube. You will see hundreds of TV interviews of Malala — some 30 minute, some hour long. You will see her fiery stump speeches.
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Elected local Government leader, Upazilla Chairman Sanaullah Nur Babu was chopped to death in broad day light in front of rolling cameras. National TV broadcast the footage. But PM Hasina personally defended the killer and as a result the killer became the most powerful man in that locality.
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Human Rights Watchdog, Human Rights Watch released this statement to express concern at growing number of enforced disappearances of opposition political leaders and activists.

The rise in disappearances, particularly of opposition members and activists, requires a credible and independent investigation. The government has taken no serious steps to ensure such an investigation of these disappearances nor to prevent them in the first place.

Brad Adams, Asia director at Human Rights Watch

Bangladesh: Alarming Rise in ‘Disappearances’

Government Needs to Account for Missing Opposition Figures

(New York) – The Bangladesh government should immediately order an independent and impartial investigation into the growing number of cases where opposition members and political activists have vanished without trace, Human Rights Watch said today. The most recent episode, on April 17, 2012, involved Elias Ali, secretary of the Sylhet Division of the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP).
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