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Bangladesh: legal concern / fear of ill-treatment

, Index number: ASA 13/002/1996

Begum Motia Chowdhury, Mohammed Nasim, Moudud Ahmed, Tofael Ahmed, Abdul Kader Mollah and dozens of other opposition activists: dozens of opposition activists have been arrested in Bangladesh since 24 Februray 1996 when a three-day strike was called by main opposition parties. AI is concerned that some of the detainees may have been arrested solely on account of their non-violent political activities and fears that they may be at risk of ill-treatment in police custody.

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