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Bangladesh: A summary of human rights concerns

, Index number: ASA 13/001/1993

This paper details AI's concerns about human rights in Bangladesh since the fall of the Ershad government in December 1990. Topics covered include: administrative detention of prisoners of conscience and political prisoners; possible unfair trials by special tribunals; cases of people convicted under martial law; possible extrajudicial killings by police and military; torture, including rape, in police and military custody; the situation in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, including illegal detention, torture and deaths of tribal people; legal provisions for impunity of human rights violators; and the death penalty.

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