To Whom It May Concern
Mohammad Nahid Parvez Shammi is known to us since 2013 when he was attending a national program
of Rotary Internal Club. He is the founder Chairman of SODESH NGO, Dhaka, Bangladesh and he is also
an active worker of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), the largest political party in Bangladesh.
Mr. Shammi worked with SODESH NGO as Community Leader and entrepreneur from 2005 to till 2018.
He was dedicated towards his work and maintained a high level of work ethics for the community.
Unfortunately, he became a victim of ruling party and fundamentalist Islamic group during 2015 through
2018 including physical assaults and harassment. Mr. Shammi filed police cases several times but found
no justice. Even though three years have passed since the filing of police cases, law authority is yet to
submit any investigation report in this case.
This violent fundamentalist group also attacked his office and family members also. We investigated the
issue at field level and came to know that those miscreants are still active and searching Mr. Shammi.
Moreover, the Digital Security Act proceedings against Mr. Shammi is under process for which Mr.
Shammi may be arrested without any reason. Our intelligence source says that Mr. Shammi is a
supporter of BNP which is the main reason for political victims. Authorities have resorted to targeting the
family members in Bangladesh of Journalists, BNP workers and NGO Professionals who are living abroad
to save their lives.
We tried to communicate with the local leaders of Awami League, Chhatra League, and media officer of
the Dhaka Criminal Investigation Department (CID) but found no response.
The Government of Bangladesh is responsible for multiple human rights violations, including unlawful
killings and disappearances, arbitrary arrest and detention, and torture. Disappearances occur at an
alarming rate, often of supporters of opposition parties such as Bangladesh National Party and Jamaat-e-
Islami. Unlawful arrests occur frequently, as does torture in security force custody. Rights to freedom of
speech and assembly are under assault, as the Government applies repressive laws and presses
arbitrary criminal charges against journalists, NGO Professionals, BNP workers who publish criticism of
the government. Other media and civil society activists also report threats and intimidation. (Sources :
https://www.amnestyusa.org/countries/bangladesh & https://www.hrw.org/world-report/2021/country-
We also communicated with BNP leaders, and they also informed us that, disappearances and
extrajudicial killings have been increasing in Bangladesh therefore, Mr. Shammi shouldn’t stay in
Bangladesh right now. Mr. Shammi and his family found no justice as well as human rights till today.
I wish his safe and sound health and bright future as well.