Saturday, March 29, 2014

Bangladesh alarming

BANGLADESH: Enforced disappearances are increasing alarmingly

The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) is gravely concerned by the ongoing pattern of deprivation of the right to life through enforced disappearance and killing in the pretext of "crossfire" in Bangladesh. Simultaneously, there are also incidents of "secret killings" of disappeared persons. The number of enforced disappearance has been increasing alarmingly in the recent months in the country. The majority of the victims are identified as activists of the pro-opposition political parties. The incumbent government is allegedly continuing a "cleansing mission" against its political oppositions through the Joint Forces, comprising the Police, Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), and Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) who are disappearing and killing people in "gunshots".

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