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Narayanganj Killing

Widen inquiry against Rab

Human Rights Watch has urged Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to establish an independent body "to investigate evidence that the paramilitary Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) has been responsible for extrajudicial executions, disappearances, torture, and other serious abuses over many years". “The prime minister must now broaden the probe and create an independent process to ensure accountability for all cases, not just Narayanganj,” said Brad Adams, Asia Director of the HRW, in an open letter yesterday. The New York-based rights organisation also reiterated...

None of my family had role in 7-murder: Maya

None of my family had role in 7-murder: Maya

Disaster Management and Relief Minister Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya today claimed that none of his family members had any role in the abduction and killing of seven people, including Narayanganj panel mayor Nazrul Islam. The minister said in a statement he was deeply saddened by media reports linking his family to the murders which has “defamed me and the members of my family”. “I believe that definitely the truth will come out through investigation. Like the deceased’s families, I’m also expecting punishment to the culprits.” “But I would like to state boldly that none of my family had ever been linked or involved in any business dealings, connection or communications with any...

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