Further information on UA: 73/11 Index: ASA 13/004/2011 Bangladesh Date: 06 May 2011
BANGLADESHI MAN RELEASED
A 20 year-old man, Manik, was released from detention on 29 March 2011. He had been held
without charge in Bangladesh since 8 March. The Urgent Action issued on 15 March may have
helped put pressure on the Bangladeshi authorities to release Manik.
On 7 February, the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested Manik along with his 25 year-old brother, Shahid. Manik
was released on the same day, but Shahid remained in detention. Police later claimed that Shahid was a criminal
and had been killed in a "gunfight" with the RAB. The family has rejected the police’s claim and say that Shahid was
in police custody at the time that he was shot.
The RAB warned the family to remain quiet about the incident. Manik was reportedly arrested by police on 8 March
to make the family comply with their demand. Manik was reported to have been beaten by the police at the time of
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This is the first update of UA 73/11. Further information: http://www.amnesty.org/en/library/info/ASA13/002/2011/en
Further information on UA: 73/11 Index: ASA 13/004/2011 Issue Date: 06 May 2011