On 4 March 2011 human rights defender Mr FMA Razzak was threatened by a family member of a Major in the Bangladesh Army in the latest of a series of reported threats, intimidation and attacks against him.
Mr FMA Razzak is the President of the Human Rights Development Centre (HRDC) and editor of the Gonomichhil fortnightly newspaper. The HRDC is based in Paikgachha upazilla (sub-district) under Khulna district.
Within his role as President of the HRDC, FMA Razzak works with victims of custodial torture, many of whom are facing fabricated charges brought by the law-enforcement officers who tortured them.
FMA Razzak and his family members have reportedly been subjected to threats, intimidation and attacks on several occasions by law-enforcement agencies, security forces and paramilitary forces, allegedly as a result of false accusations that were made against them by the family of a member of the Bangladesh Army.
On 4 March 2011 the father of the Major contacted FMA Razzak's brother and told him: “Call your father and brother (Razzak) here and ask them to withdraw the complaints that have been made against my son (the Major) by today.