The message between the lines is that the US is keeping a very close eye on Bangladesh at the moment.
BTRC, RAB conducted a drive at Siddhirganj’s Kassaf Shopping Centre
Even if the state has an objection against a citizen’s activity, can they legally pick up that person?
Rab’s modus operandi again comes into question as calls for independent investigation grow
The way it conducted its operation in a Narayanganj village is concerning
Abu Jafar’s family was sure that he had been living in the Maldives for the last three years. He last visited Bangladesh in 2019 and left home saying he was going to the Maldives.
It is unfortunate that security agencies have been used in a manner that has generated more fear in people’s mind than confidence and faith in them.
Visiting US Assistant Secretary Donald Lu yesterday expressed satisfaction that Rab reduced extrajudicial killings since late 2021, when the US imposed sanctions on the force.
In response to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s recent comment that it was the US that created and trained Rapid Action Battalion, the US State Department said it had ended assistance to the Rab in 2018 based on credible information of gross human rights violations.
The Rab unit, whose members allegedly framed eight Mirpur teenagers for extortion, has now taken over the charge of investigation from Pallabi police.
Four years ago, some plainclothesmen picked up Mohon Mia from his Mirpur house. He has never returned home again. His father Jamsher Ali, a trader, has long insisted he has proof that Rab-4 members took his elder son away without giving any reason.
Bizarre turn of events shows citizens' vulnerability to power abuse
Prime Minister sheikh Hasina today came down heavily on the USA for imposing sanctions on Rapid Action Battalion and some of its officials, terming it an “abominable move”.
Bangladesh has said Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) is facing difficulties in conducting its operations due to US-imposed sanctions and this might encourage radical elements in the country and make the law-and-order situation worse and create regional instability.
Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) yesterday arrested the prime accused in a case filed for raping a pregnant woman in Ashulia in July of this year.
Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) arrested a union parishad member for allegedly raping a girl in Joypurhat early today.
Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) has pressed charges against Regent Group Chairman Mohammad Shahed and its Managing Director Masud Parvez in a case filed over possessing fake notes of Tk 1.14 lakh in July this year.
Rab today arrested a man from Dhaka's Shah Ali area on charge of deceiving people with fake visas of different countries, luring them with jobs overseas.
A mobile court of Rapid Action Battalion has fined Advanced Chemical Industries (ACI) Ltd Tk 1 crore for using harmful methanol in its Savlon-branded hand sanitiser.