HRW asks to halt mutiny trial

New York-based Human Rights Watch has asked the Bangladesh government to halt the mass trials of the suspected mutineers of Bangladesh Rifles (now Border Guard Bangladesh).

"The Bangladeshi authorities should immediately halt mass trials of proceedings," said a HRW report released on Wednesday.

"Instead, Bangladeshi authorities should establish an independent investigative and prosecutorial task force with sufficient expertise, authority, and resources to rigorously investigate and, where appropriate, prosecute all allegations of unlawful deaths, torture, and mistreatment of suspects in the mutiny, regardless of the rank or institutional affiliation of the person responsible for the abuse," the report said.

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The Daily Star