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Arian Arif

HRD, Founder
Adomyo Bangladesh Foundation

Arian Arif is a human rights defender and founder of Adomyo Bangladesh Foundation, a youth organisation which takes care of homeless children. The organisation provides them with shelter, education and computer training as well as vocational training. The organisation runs two schools for homeless children in Sadarghat and Agargaon.

Human rights defenders (HRDs) in Bangladesh endure judicial harassment, arbitrary arrest, fabricated charges, abduction, physical attacks, torture and extrajudicial killings. Human rights violations against HRDs are committed by both state and non-state actors including corporations, impunity remains one of the most serious issues of concern, particularly as fatal attacks on human rights defenders and journalsits become increasingly common.