Bangladesh: Death in custody and reports of torture

Bangladesh: Death in custody and reports of torture

Index Number: ASA 13/005/2007
Date Published: 10 May 2007
Categories: Asia And The Pacific, Bangladesh

Amnesty International is gravely concerned at cases of alleged torture and of death in custody which have continued to be reported following the declaration of a State of Emergency and establishment of a Caretaker government in Bangladesh in January 2007. The organization calls for effective investigations into all reports of torture and deaths in custody and urges the Caretaker Government to ensure that any military or other officials suspected of responsibility be brought to justice after a fair trial. The two cases included are illustrative of broader patterns of torture and impunity that have persisted for decades.

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