The sanctions imposed by the US against Rapid Action Battalion and seven of its former and current officials will stay in place, until the perpetrators are held accountable.
It was a sombre occasion at the Dhaka Reporters Unity premises on April 30.
A man was killed in, what Rab says, a "gunfight" with the force members in Manikganj early today.
Describing elite force Rab as a “brand name for peace” in villages, State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam today (April 17, 2022) said this institution should not be maligned which helped the country contain militancy.
The main accused in the murder of Mohiuddin Sarkar – who was shot dead by drug dealers in Cumilla's Burichang upazila on April 13 – was killed in a “gunfight” with Rab early today. This is the first "gunfight" death since the US sanction on Rab about four months ago.
USA wants to assist Bangladesh in modernisation and institutional development of the latter’s armed forces by providing defence equipment and training.