Bangladesh should probe allegations of enforced disappearances, torture: HRW
The Human Rights Watch has called upon Bangladesh to investigate recent allegations of enforced disappearances and torture including by the Detective Branch of police.
"Bangladesh has ignored repeated requests from the UN Committee Against Torture to follow up its recommendations, as required," Meenakshi Ganguly, the South Asia director of HRW, stated yesterday, according to the HRW website.
"The committee's recommendations included independent monitoring of all detention sites and investigation of all allegations of torture or ill-treatment by law enforcement officials," she said.
Referring to the increased scrutiny and human rights sanctions by the US government Bangladesh security forces have been under, she also said, "Bangladesh authorities should implement the recommendations by the Committee Against Torture, investigate allegations, and hold perpetrators to account."