The Law Society is deeply concerned about recent reports of intimidation and threats made against Mr Adilur Rahman Kahn. Mr Adilur Rahman Kahn is one of Bangladesh’s most prominent lawyers and human rights defenders and he was awarded the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Prize in 2014. Mr Khan is the founder and secretary of Odhikar, a human rights organisation whose aim is to raise awareness of human rights and to monitor alleged violations in Bangladesh. We have previously written to you, on 3 March 2014, regarding Mr Khan’s and Mr Elan’s arrests in 2013 and we are therefore particularly concerned about the recent developments.

 

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