July 3, 2017

Urgent Action Update: Detained Without Charge Since July 2016 Cafe Attack (Bangladesh: UA 163.16)


2 July 2017 marks the one year anniversary of Hasnat Karim’s arrest and detention. He was caught up in the attack on a restaurant in Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka on 1 July 2016 and has been held in jail without charge since. His health is rapidly deteriorating in prison where he continues to be denied specialized medical care by prison authorities.

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2 July 2017 marks the one year anniversary of Hasnat Karim’s arrest and detention. He was caught up in the attack on a restaurant in Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka on 1 July 2016 and has been held in jail without charge since. His health is rapidly deteriorating in prison where he continues to be denied specialized medical care by prison authorities.

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

  • Either release Hasnat Karim immediately or charge him with an criminal offense that is recognizable under international law;
  • Urgently grant Hasnat Karim access to the medical care that he needs, even if that requires him to be transferred to a clinic outside the prison, and ensure he has regular and adequate access to his family and a legal representative of his choice while in detention.

Contact these two officials by 11 August, 2017:

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina
Prime Minister’s Office Old Sangshad Bhaban
Tejgaon 1215
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Fax: +880 2 9133722
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Prime Minister

Ambassador Mohammad Ziauddin
Embassy of Bangladesh
3510 International Drive NW, Washington DC 20008
Fax: 202 244 2771 -OR- 202 244 7830
Phone: 202 244 0183
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION
Click here to let us know if you took action on this case! This is Urgent Action 163.16
Here’s why it is so important to report your actions: we record the actions taken on each case—letters, emails, calls and tweets—and use that information in our advocacy.

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