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Bangladesh: Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), including its structure, leaders, membership and membership documents, factions, associated organizations and activities; treatment of members and supporters by authorities (September 2012-2015)

31 August 2015 | Publisher: Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Document type: Query Responses

Bangladesh : information sur le Parti nationaliste du Bangladesh (Bangladesh Nationalist Party - BNP), y compris sur sa structure, ses dirigeants, ses membres et les documents d'adhésion, ses factions, ses organisations affiliées et ses activités; le traitement que les autorités réservent à ses membres et à ses partisans (septembre 2012-2015)

31 August 2015 | Publisher: Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Document type: Query Responses

Bangladesh: 1. Please give a brief update on the treatment of Bangladesh National Party (BNP) supporters in Bangladesh. 2. Do reports suggest that political groups target family members (including infants) of opponents, using kidnapping/extortion, etc. as a political tool? 3. Do reports suggest that returnees from abroad are targeted for extortion, kidnapping, etc? If so, do these appear to be opportunistic criminal acts, or based on some criteria such as political background, etc?

28 April 2010 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Bangladesh: 1. Please provide an update on the situation for Awami League (AL) supporters now.

25 November 2009 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Bangladesh: 1. Please provide an update on whether Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) supporters have been subjected to intimidation, violence and mistreatment by members and supporters of the Awami League following the 2008 elections. Is the situation different for high profile BNP members? 2. Please provide information on the recent situation in Laxmipur District for BNP members and supporters. Which party won the local elections? 3. Is there any information to suggest that charges laid against BNP members prior to 2001 would still be active? Is the Awami League pursuing charges laid against BNP members prior to 2001 or has the Awami League announced its intention to do so? 4. Please provide information on the current government's view of the Caretaker government's suppression of protests. 5. Since the election of the Awami League government in 2008 have any persons been arrested for protests undertaken against the Caretaker Government prior to the election? 6. What information is available on the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) with regard to the question of whether it is now under the direction of the Awami League government in practice? 7. Have the RAB mistreated any BNP supporters or activists since the election of the Awami League government (for reasons such as violating the ban on political activity under the Caretaker Government)? 8. What information is available on the situation faced by BNP supporters – members or activists – who have returned to Bangladesh following the election?

6 April 2009 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Bangladesh: 1. Please provide a brief update since the election of the Awami League to government in Bangladesh and what reports exist regarding the treatment of, or attacks upon, members of the BNP?

26 March 2009 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Bangladesh: 1. Please update on the situation for Catholics in Dhaka. 2. Are there any reports to suggest that Christians (or Catholics) tend to support or be associated with the BNP or AL generally, or whether this might depend on local conditions? 3. Are there any reports of a Catholic community in Lalpur (village) or Sonapur (local area) of Noakhali; in particular, their size and whether they are long-established? 4. If so, is there any material to indicate their mistreatment or serious incidents? 5. Please update on the treatment of BNP ‘field workers' or supporters following the election of the AL Government. Any specific references to Dhaka or Noakhali would be useful.

25 February 2009 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Bangladesh: 1. Is there any information indicating that the Rapid Action Battalion, or other security agencies, have continued to pursue members of the Awami League since the victory of the party at recent parliamentary elections?

13 February 2009 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Bangladesh: 1. Please provide an overview of the events leading to the most recent general election held in Bangladesh, the election results, and any significant events following the election. 2. Please provide information on the current state of the two parties (BNP and AL), and the manner in which their respective candidates, members, and supporters conducted themselves in the 2 year period prior to the election, during the election, and the immediate aftermath of the election. Is there any information to indicate that BNP members and supporters have recently been subjected to intimidation, violence and mistreatment by members and supporters of the Awami League; is the situation likely to be different in cases of high profile BNP members? 3. Is there any information to indicate that BNP members and supporters have recently been subjected to intimidation, violence and mistreatment by the police or security forces; is the situation likely to be different in cases of high profile BNP members? 4. Please provide information on the recent situation in Dhaka for BNP members and supporters. 5. Has the nature and the level of political violence in Bangladesh changed? 6. Is there any information to suggest that false charges filed against political activists of one party by another party prior to the emergency rule are likely to have survived the political changes in Bangladesh over the last two years? 7. Is there any information to suggest that cases filed against a BNP activist filed prior to 2001 are likely to be pursued by the newly elected AL government or any of its organs?

19 January 2009 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Bangladesh: 1. Are the mass round ups of political opponents that were taking place by the caretaker government in May/June 2008 still a feature of politics in Bangladesh in October 2008 or, have things settled down? 2. Elections were due to be held in Bangladesh in October 2008, but apparently they were postponed. When are they now due to be held?

20 October 2008 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

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