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Bangladesh: Urgent need for legal and other reforms to protect human rights.

, Index number: ASA 13/012/2003

In this report, Amnesty International is highlighting in particular its concerns with regard to two specific laws that facilitate endemic human rights violations in Bangladesh: the Special Powers Act (SPA) which allows arbitrary detention for long periods of time without charge, and Section 54 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (Section 54) which facilitates torture in police or army custody.

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