Adilur Rahman Khan has been released on bail this Friday 10 October following his arrest almost two months ago. Adil, who is Secretary of the Bangladesh human rights NGO Odhikar, is charged with offenses related to Odhikar’s human rights monitoring and publications work. The charges are widely seen as having a political background, and as unfounded.
HURIDOCS was very relieved to hear of Adil’s bail, although we hope the charges will be dropped entirely. Adil is not only an inspiring human rights defender, he is a thoughtful colleague and humble man. His work for human rights in Bangladesh has our uttermost respect, and his contributions as a friend and member of the HURIDOCS International Advisory Council are cherished.
We are also grateful for the international solidarity with Adil that surely contributed to his release.