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URGENT APPEAL: Bangladesh: Cyber attack against Bangladeshi human rights defender Jahangir Alam Akash [UA-BA-02-03-2011]
ISSUES: Right to personal property, right to intellectual property, right to privacy, safety of human rights defenders
Dear Friends, GHRD regrets to inform you about the cyber attack against Jahangir Alam Akash, Bangladeshi Journalist and Editor of Euro Bangla. The email account of Jahangir Alam Akash has been hacked by unknown perpetrators, who are also sending out false messages in his name asking all his national and international contacts for money.

The cyber attack took place on the 2nd March, 2011, two days after his publication of the article “Open challenge to Bangladesh government” http://www.eurobangla.org/?p=1673. The article discusses his torture at the hands of Bangladeshi government authorities and the publication of his new book Pain, which deals with issues of human rights, the rule of law, torture and extra-judicial killings and the persecution of minorities in Bangladesh.

The false message claims that Akash is in the UK on a programme, where he lost his wallet, money and cell phone, and that he requires 1,250 GBP in order to pay his hotel bill and leave the country. The message further states: “I’ve been to the embassy and Police, but they are not responding to the matter effectively, I will appreciate whatever you can afford to assist me with, I will return the money back to you as soon as i return, let me know if you can be of any help? ASAP. I don’t have a phone where I can be reached. I am so confused right now.”

Jahangir Alam Akash has been an outspoken human rights activist, disclosing the human rights violations perpetrated by the RAB in Bangladesh for which he was brutally tortured in 2007. He has lived in exile in fear of retaliation ever since. However, Akash has never been in the United Kingdom in his entire life.

It is particularily worrying that the perpetrators have obtained sensitive and private information about Mr Akash and his whereabouts.

The motivation behind the attack may be to extract sensitive information as well as to undermine his reputation.

TAKE ACTION

The hackers are currently controlling his account: jaa.akash@yahoo.de and in addition they created a new email account: jaa.akashl@yahoo.de from which they are sending the messages. All communications to these email addresses are discouraged.
Jahangir Alam Akash can be reached at : editor.eurobangla@yahoo.de
FOR MORE INFORMATION GO TO EUROBANGLA: http://www.eurobangla.org/?p=1673
Circulate this announcement to your networks in order to avoid any damage due to this false message!
Thank you.
Global Human Rights Defence Urgent Appeals Desk
Laan van Meerdervoort 70
2517 AN The Hague
The Netherlands
+31(0)070 3456975
+31(0)703926575
urgentappeals@ghrd.org
http://www.ghrd.org

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Euro bangla has published (uploaded) an investigative report about Bangladesh on 28 February, 2011. The headline of the report is “Open challenge to Bangladesh government” (http://www.eurobangla.org/?p=1673). After then again conspiracy against the editor of Euro Bangla, Jahangir Alam Akash is starting. The conspirators have created an-email address in his name and served a bogus/false statement to his national and international contacts. The conspirators have hacked his e-mail address at last night. What was made by the criminal/conspirator by his name. Now we would like to share this conspiracy with all of you.
The criminal was wrote that, “Hope you get this on time, Sorry I didn’t inform you about my trip to UK for a program, and am having some difficulties here because i misplaced my wallet on my way to the hotel where my money, credit card and cell were kept. Presently my passport and my things are been held down by the hotel management pending when i make payment. I need you to help me with a loan of 1,250Pounds to pay my hotel bills and to get myself back home. I’ve been to the embassy and Police, but they are not responding to the matter effectively, I will appreciate whatever you can afford to assist me with, I will return the money back to you as soon as i return, let me know if you can be of any help? ASAP. I don’t have a phone where i can be reached. I am so confused right now. please let me know immediately. Best Regards”
Akash’s personal e-mail has hacked at last night by the criminal. Then they made a new e-mail address in his name, which is similar like his (Akash) e-mail address (not total or as it is, similar). We think, it is a clear Cyber crime.
Dear valuable, respectable readers, colleagues, friends, well-wishers please help us to find the criminals, if as possible for you.
The criminals has created new e-mail address, that is (jaa.akashl@yahoo.de). But the personal e-mail address of the editor of Euro Bangla is (jaa.akash@yahoo.de) and his official email address is (editor.eurobangla@yahoo.de). Please keep this information. And for your kind information, Akash has never been in United Kingdom in his life.

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