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Bangladesh: Arrest of human rights defender sends a chilling message

Headline Title:  Bangladesh: Arrest of human rights defender sends a chilling message 12 August 2013 The arrest of a prominent Bangladeshi human rights defender over the weekend is a clear violation of the right to freedom of expression, Amnesty International said. The organization has adopted Adilur Rahman Khan as a prisoner of conscience following his arrest without a warrant on 10 August. He is being detained solely for peacefully challenging alleged human rights violations by Bangladesh security forces. “Adilur Rahman Khan’s arrest sends a chilling message to government critics…

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