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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2346

Release Adilur Rahman Khan Immediately

Kuala Lumpur, 19 July, (Asiantribune.com):

Today, at around 4:00 am local time, Adilur Rahman Khan was detained by Malaysian Immigration at Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

As of now, no reasons have been given for his detention. Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM), Malaysian FORUM-ASIA member, was informed that he has been moved to immigration lock-up.

Adilur Rahman Khan is an Advocate of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh, a former Deputy Attorney General for Bangladesh (October 2001 – May 2007) and a founder and the Secretary of the human rights organisation Odhikar.

He has been part of the Executive Committee of FORUM-ASIA since 2012, and became Vice Chair in 2016.

FORUM-ASIA calls for the immediate release of Adilur Rahman Khan, and echoes its previous calls to the Government of Malaysia to cease the harassment and persecution of human rights defenders.

No further information on his situation and the reasons behind his detention is available as of now.

Editor: Asian Tribune joins FORUM-ASIA and calls for the immediate release of Adilur Rahman Khan.

- Asian Tribune -

Adilur Rahman Khan - An  Executive Committee  member of FORUM-ASIA since 2012, and became Vice Chair in 2016.
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