Bangladesh: Reprisal killings in Logong, Chittagong Hill Tracts, in April 1992

Bangladesh: Reprisal killings in Logong, Chittagong Hill Tracts, in April 1992

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Index Number: ASA 13/004/1992
Date Published: 30 April 1992
Categories: Asia And The Pacific, Bangladesh

AI has received disturbing reports of the killing of hundreds of tribal inhabitants of Logong village on 10 April 1992. The killings were apparently in revenge for the alleged killing of a youth by the Shanti Bahini, an armed tribal opposition group; they are said to have been carried out by Bengali settlers, accompanied by the Village Defence Party, an official civilian defence force and the paramilitary Ansars. The villagers of Logong were reportedly herded into their homes, which were set alight, resulting in hundreds of deaths. Those who tried to flee are said to have been shot. According to eye-witness reports, soldiers from the Bangladesh Rifles did nothing to stop the killings. AI is calling for an official inquiry into the reported killings.


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