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Bangladesh Fails To Stop Extra-Judicial Killings: Human Rights

By BOB Goswami

BANGLADESH NEWS - The elite Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has been blamed for series of human right violation, executing extra-judicial killing in the past few years. Human Rights Watch says.

However, Bangladesh's government has strongly dismissed the allegation. The report has unveiled a surprising analysis, saying 200 people have been killed in RAB operations since the new Awami League government leads the nation.

The report also blamed the government for not being proactive against RAB officers or official, who haven't yet received a single punishment award for the killings and gross human rights abuses. However, the government earlier committed that it would see the matter seriously and prosecuted the guilty.

The report also highlighted British forces trained some RAB members, which also confirmed WikiLeaks report. However, British official said it mainly focused on improving interviewing techniques, crime detection methods and investigations.

In its defense, the government says the Rapid Action Battalion acts against criminal activities and death resulted during shoot-outs between law enforcers and criminals.

Manzurul Alam's brother-in-law was shot in 2009, who had no criminal record in police stations.

"Only the RAB personnel told us that he was a criminal. Until now they can't produce any evidence whatsoever... We are still waiting for justice. We are now hopeless," - Manzurul Alam.

Nowadays, RAB officers are ubiquitous in Bangladesh's street dressed in black and fashioned with a bandannas tied around their heads.

Over the years they have developed a ruthless reputation of being reducing crimes and proactive force against Islamist militancy.


Nadia said...

Sub: A reproach against an Army Lt. Col. and some of colleagues who have been selling out the power of their uniforms providing multifarious assistance to a diehard syndicate responsible for committing abominable crimes that made our lives virtually unlivable.

Lt Col. Rashidul Alom, Dir. RAB-1, has been insulating his relatives (monir) and a crime committing syndicate involved in land grabbing, lake filling, harboring creating criminals, selling drugs, bribery blackmailing, prostitution, vandalizing, extortion, loan-sharking, encouraging building code violation, oppressing, attacking and ruining a renowned family….led by 3bros (self-proclaimed Matabars Sheeru Shaulldin, Momean. They have satanically persecuted us for 7dissapated long years by keeping us from earning a living, stopping our source of income, garbling our land records, keeping us under watch round the clock, bringing mobs on hire to scare abuse us ruining our social status calling us insane to take away our credibility, not allowing and allowed other to mix with us, throwing full-sized bricks onto our tin-shed roof like hailstorm, bugging our phones and many more….to many departments we went to for assistance to no succor obviously Lt. Col. Rashid hampered its operation deactivating. Even phoning up to have the transgressors released from prison.

Prior to the happenings Major Rashedul ALom came most frequently to Monir’s building with RAB-1 sticker posted on an extensive vehicle loaded with uniformed men in full gear moving around our house with walkie-talkies in hand and getting inside 2121’s building feasting on the 3rd flr. Just for the sake of showdown.. I distinctly remember marauding/myriad of times doubtful activities in momentum when Lt. Col. Rashid came veiling RAB-1 in font as a cover up to bring in/out luggages/briefcases inside 212’s building or putting within the cars of a black Nissan marked RAB-1 Dhaka Metro Gho 02-3303, Dhaka Metro Go 17-8548 and Dhaka Metro GA 174645 . What’s inside the carriers certainly no smelly undergarments? Times of Major’s visitation invigoration swept fashioning the street urchins taking their shirts off and dangling, dancing dauntingly with ear shattering music played on deck in the street while the syndicate members came out marching to the band.

Observably Rashid is harboring presently a criminally attitudinized male specimen that happens to be a relative Babon son of Monir & Bilu a crime committing couple. For days he was unseen till suspiciously Rashid’s car D M GA 174645 shoved him inside. Question is who authorized him for misappropriation of government vehicle for his personal gain? A neutral investigation will reveal an exclusive array of Rashid’s role play as an insulator of crime and an ally of injustice.

PS this is just a tip of the iceberg….

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