Last updated 18/12/10
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Series 1 - Episode 1
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Bangladeshi killed after abduction in Afghanistan
South Korea's Yonhap news agency reports that seven other workers were missing following Friday's attack
SEOUL, South Korea, Dec 18 - Gunmen attacked a South Korean-operated construction site in northern Afghanistan killing one Bangladeshi worker.
South Korea's Yonhap news agency reports that seven other workers were missing following Friday's attack. [AP/UNB] FULL STORY
'Muslims changing behaviour goes unnoticed'
The conference, organised by BRAC Development Institute (BDI) of the BRAC University,
Dhaka, Dec 18 – Progressive social forces in South Asian countries have failed to assess the ideological shift of the Muslims, particularly after 9/11, a conference was told on Saturday.
The two-day conference titled 'Transcending Binaries: Islam & Politics in South Asia' kicked off at the city's BRAC Centre Inn. [bdnews24.com] FULL STORY
Indian BSF shot dead a cattle trader in Nilphamari
Indian Border Security Force (BSF) shot a Bangladeshi national dead on Balapara frontier in Dimla upazila of Nilphamari in the early hours of Friday.
The victim was identified as Abdur Rashid, 35, son of Abu Chan Mia of Thakurganj village in the upazila. He was a cow trader, family sources said.
According to Balapara BDR sources, members of the BSF opened fire on the Bangladeshi nationals as they were waiting for cows near border pillar No 8.
However, other traders managed to escape from India border but Rashid got killed on the spot. [Daily Star]
India accused of widespread Kashmir torture
The Red Cross said that it had raised the issue of prisoner abuse with the Indian government for more than a decade, but because the practice continued
SINGAPORE, Dec 17 [bdnews24.com/Reuters] - Indian security forces fighting a 20-year insurgency in Kashmir beat suspects, subjected them to electric current and tortured them with water in widespread human rights abuses, the Red Cross told the US embassy according to a leaked diplomatic cable.
The 2005 cable, released by WikiLeaks and published by the Guardian, documents systematic prisoner abuse by Indian police and paramilitary forces based on visits the International Red Cross made to detention centres in Kashmir and elsewhere between 2002-2004. [bdnews24.com] FULL STORY
War crimes in Bangladesh; 1971
Answering for history
Bangladesh's government had been hoping for swift justice when it set up a war-crimes tribunal in March.
In August the tribunal detained five Jamaat-e-Islami leaders to prevent them from “hindering investigations” into war-crimes allegations against them. On December 16th, police arrested a politician of the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party on unrelated murder charges. He has also been accused of war crimes. Opposition supporters say the government is flouting justice.
On this point they have growing support. Human Rights Watch, a New York-based lobby group, says that “significant improvements” are needed in Bangladesh’s International Crimes Tribunal Act of 1973, under the terms of which trials are to be held. Critics’ concerns include lax rules for the admissibility of evidence and inadequate appeal procedures. [The Economist] FULL STORY
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