Bangladesh: Mushfiqur Rahman, TV reporter investigating corruption, gone missingEvent
- Initial Date
- Aug 3, 2019
- Event Description
Mushfiqur Rahman has been missing since the evening of 3 August, when he was last seen in CCTV footage getting on the back of a motorcycle-taxi. That was after leaving his office at Mohona TV at around 5 pm, dining with his uncle in the residential neighbourhood of Gulshand and talking with his wife, Salma Rahman, by telephone.
“I talked to my husband at 7:03 pm over the phone. He spoke normally,” she told the Daily Star newspaper. His mobile phone was turned off at around 9 pm.
Rahman’s mysterious disappearance occurred two weeks after he received a death threat by telephone on 22 July. In the complaint he filed the next day with the police in Pallabi, the Dhaka district where he lives, he mentioned his investigation into corruption involving several governors of an important secondary school in Comilla, a city 110 km east of Dhaka.
- Impact of Event
- Gender of HRD
- Intimidation and threats
- Rights Concerned
- Right to healthy and safe environment
- Right to liberty and security
- Media Worker
- Event Location
- Summary for Publications
On 3 August 2019, Mushfiqur Rahman,a TV reporter who had been investigating cases of corruption, and who had recieved death threat as a result a few weeks prior, has been reported missing.