Bangladesh election violence throws country deeper into turmoil

Others identified their attackers as opposition supporters.

They saw my children were inside the cab. To guard against fraud and manipulation, a caretaker government oversaw general elections starting in In six cases the authorities admitted that security forces had initially detained the victims and that the victims had been shot dead while in custody. They also contacted the Detective Branch, which denied having detained the boy. Dear ECI, 1. Support civil society initiatives to bring pressure on security forces to cease violating human rights, seek government action to prosecute those responsible for violations, and convince the government and political parties to take legislative and other policy measures to address violations of human rights.

Jamaat, which opposed independence and is the country's largest religious party, was disqualified from participating in the polls after the Supreme Court and the Election Commission ruled that its charter violated the constitution.

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On January 20, , a local Jamaat leader was killed in Meherpur district during a nighttime operation one day after he was detained. All have since been released on bail: Hossai, an year-old first-time voter, said she was excited. Three were charged with inciting violence before the election. There was lots of screaming, women and children were screaming. On 29 December the BNP called for a "March for Democracy" towards Dhaka , in defiance of a police ban, to protest against the election.

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But Human Rights Watch research shows that in many cases security forces appear to have detained people solely because of their affiliation with an opposition party and without any evidence or reasonable suspicion that they had broken the law. News articles cited Satkhira District Police Station Officer-in-Charge Enamul Haque saying that security forces were forced to open fire on members of the Jamaat youth wing who attacked them with petrol bombs during an operation near East Bhomra around 4: Between 9 and 11 a.

In recent days, at least 10 candidates and dozens of their supporters have been killed in attacks.

This was the most violent election day in Bangladesh's history, with 21 people killed as they headed to the polls , and in the run-up to the elections there have been night raids on the homes of opposition supporters. Bangladesh has a long history of egregious abuses by security forces.

I also blog about sports innovations at Lower the Mound. Opposition wants a JPC on Rafale: January 25, Dispatches. They even had cameras. I heard a couple of gunshots then all of a sudden I saw him run into the compound.