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About William Gomes

William Nicholas Gomes is a freelance Journalist and Human Rights Activist. He can be reached by email at william@williamnicholasgomes.com

Abduction, detention, cruel and inhuman treatment and interrogation by DGFI

On Saturday, May 21, 2011, in the morning, I went out for some work. When I was returning to my house from the highway near the Sayedabad Bus Terminal a man, who appeared to be taller than me with a height of 5 feet 7 inches, stopped me and said, “Please come near to the […]

By |June 16th, 2011|Activism, Bangladesh, Human Rights, Politics|1 Comment

An Open Letter to Mr. Salahuddin Shoaib Choudhury Editor of the Bangladeshi tabloid the Weekly Blitz to stop distribution of false and defamatory news

May 11, 2011

Mr. Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury
Editor
Eastern Commercial Complex, 3rd Floor,
Suite 308, 73 Kakrail, Dhaka -1000,
Bangladesh
Phone: 880-11-91350884,
880-1711-938344, 880-1911-326232
Email: ediblitz@yahoo.com, salahuddinshoaibchoudhury@yahoo.com

Dear Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury,
I refer to the website publication “Who is this William Gomes? Is found at http://www.weeklyblitz.net/1422/who-is-this-william-gomes.
In this publication you have published my name by using very clear […]

Torture survivors exposed the horrific accounts of torture

by William Gomes

(April 22, Dhaka, Sri Lanka Guardian) Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), a military-dominated paramilitary force composed of armed forces and the police, held two cousins incommunicado for four days. The victims have been identified as Mr. Nahidul Haque Sazib and Mr. Kawsar Hossain Razib, who were arrested without any specific charge on 5 and […]

By |April 22nd, 2011|Bangladesh, Human Rights|1 Comment

Villagers tortured and woman sexually abused by police

By William Gomes

Police carried out atrocities in revenge of the humiliation of a police officer of Biral Thana in Dinajpur district. The victims included men, women, children and the elderly. They suffered severe injuries and the women victims were sexually molested and abused. The police perpetrators remain unpunished due to the culture of impunity and […]

Judge Alleged of molesting a subordinate female staff

By William Gomes

Mrs. Salma Begum, aged 42, a cleaner of the First Court of Settlement of Dhaka, has been working in her job for around 20 years.
Salma alleged that she was molested by a judge Mr. Mohammad Yasin, the Chairman of the First Court of Settlement.
She said that On 23 February 2011while she […]

Bangladesh: Increased threats against human rights defender

By William Gomes

Major Mustafizur Rahman Bokul , an army officer with the Bangladesh Army who is currently attached to the Bogra Cantonment of Bangladesh, has created tremendous influence on the local police and the Rapid Action Battalion, a paramilitary force reputed for extrajudicial killings, to eliminate Razzak and his family. Mr. F. […]

Bangladesh: Police brutally tortured a senior journalist

By William Gomes

A senior journalist, Mr. Gias Ahmed (43), who works as Joint News Editor of a private television channel-Desh TV was severely tortured by police.

Mr. Gias said to Srilanka Guardian that on 14 February 2011, at around 4:30pm, when he was going to his office at Malibagh from Dhanmondi along the Panthopath […]

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