Michael Polak asked a question of the Bangladeshi Foreign Affairs Advisor Mr Gowher Rizvi on Al Jazeera’s Head to Head programme when he was being interview by Mehdi Hassan on whether Bangladesh is a one-party state. Michael’s question was about the barrister Ahmad Bin Quasem who was disappeared by the Bangladesh authorities in August 2016 and has been held incommunicado since then.

Mr Bin Quasem’s disappearance follows a pattern of similar disappearances in Bangladesh which have been reported by both Bangladeshi and international human rights organisations and United Nations’ Human Rights bodies with estimates of hundreds missing under the current regime.

The full programme is available here