Countrywide blockade called by Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and its allies has stepped in 19th day with the call for 36 hours general strike. Arson attack and vandalism by the supporters of blockade still remain a massive threat for the general people as well as the law enforcers.
Detectives suspect that Islamist militant organisations, especially the notorious Ansarullah Bangla Team, have been using “sleeper cells” or “cut outs” for killing missions, to keep their leaders from incriminating themselves.
Asian Legal Resource Centre is concerned as freedom of expression, assembly, and human rights activism is Bangladesh under serious threat. They expressed their concern in a written submission to the United Nations Human Rights Council.
Condemned war criminal Muhammad Kamaruzzaman filed a review petition with the Supreme Court today, the last day of lodging the petition against its verdict that upheld his death penalty for his crimes against humanity in 1971.
Separate arson attacks on a bus in Kishoreganj and a truck in Chapainawabganj left 18 people burnt on Wednesday night, on the fourth day of another 120-hour spell of nationwide hartal, enforced by the BNP-led 20-party alliance.