On 29 August, Bangladesh's National Press Club cancelled a solidarity meeting for family members of victims of enforced disappearance in Bangladesh.
Family members of victims of enforced disappearance in Bangladesh planned to have a solidarity meeting at the National Press Club on 30 August, the United Nations International Day of the Disappeared, at 9:30 am. They planned the meeting together with the Asian Federation against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD), the Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC), the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and Bangladeshi Human Rights NGO Odhikar. The meeting was organized to allow family members of victims of disappearance to recall the incident, remind everyone of the issue and demand justice and recovery.
On 29 August, Odhikar received news from Selim Mia, an employee of the National Press Club that, per the instructions of the General Secretary, the Club was cancelling its permission and would not allow Odhikar to host the programme at their premises. The National Press Club provided no valid reason for the cancellation.