November 13, 2017

Urgent Action: Bangladeshi Academic Whereabouts Unknown (Bangladesh: UA 252.17)


Mubashar Hasan, a prominent Bangladeshi academic, has not been seen or heard from since 7 November and may have been subject to an enforced disappearance.

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Mubashar Hasan, a prominent Bangladeshi academic, has not been seen or heard from since 7 November and may have been subject to an enforced disappearance.

1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • Urging the Bangladeshi authorities to order an immediate investigation into Mubashar Hasan’s fate and whereabouts, keeping his family fully informed and updated at all times;
  • Urging them to order an immediate, impartial, independent and efficient investigation into this and all other enforced disappearances, publicly disclose the findings and bring those suspected of criminal responsibility to justice in fair trials without recourse to the death penalty;
  • Urging the authorities to end the practice of enforced disappearances and ratify the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance;
  • Calling on them to ensure that activists, human rights defenders, journalists, academics and members of the political opposition are able to peacefully exercise their rights to freedom of expression and freedom of association.

Contact these two officials by 25 December, 2017:

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina
Prime Minister’s Office, Old Sangshad Bhaban, Teigaon, Dhaka 1215 Bangladesh
Fax: +88 02 9133722
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Honourable Prime Minister

Ambassador Mohammad Ziauddin, Embassy of Bangladesh
3510 International Drive NW, Washington DC 20008
Phone: 202 244 0183
Fax: 202 244 2771 -OR- 202 244 7830
Contact form: http://www.bdembassyusa.org/?page=contact
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION
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