Bangladash Shootings Investigated

Although the Bangladeshi government has ordered an investigation of the killing of five protesters in August, it is not likely that those responsible will be punished given the country’s human rights record, according to Amnesty International. On August 26 a number of people in Phulbari were protesting the creation of a open-pit coalmine near where they live. Police and Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) fired into the crowd and killed at least five people, wounding more than 100 others.

At least 17 people have been killed between January and April this year when police fired on a crowd of people protesting electricity shortages. There has been no investigation of those killings nor has anyone been brought to justice.

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3 Responses to “Bangladash Shootings Investigated”

  1. joe Says:

    Hi there I am doing a bit of resarch into the issue of the Phulbari coal mine protests/ killings, what is the deal with the dsiplacement of people and rehousing?

  2. Agent KGB Says:

    I don’t know a whole lot about the issue. Apparently the coalmine’s creation may lead to them being evicted to make room for it. The Amnesty article cited above has a brief explanation of the coalmine issue but it mainly focuses on the shootings. World Newspapers has a list of Bangledash newspapers written in English, which might be useful if you want to know more. Beyond that I don’t know.

  3. rashrdul islam rethay Says:

    ame tomaka cay

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