November 5, 2013
by Cynthia Miley
A Bangladeshi court sentenced 152 former members of a paramilitary border security force, the 13th Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) Battalion, to death on Tuesday in connection with their participation in a February 2009 mutiny in which 74 people died, including 57 top political officers. The court also ...[read more]
October 29, 2013
by Nicholas Tomsho
Bangladeshi authorities should order a retrial of military personnel involved in the 2009 Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) mutiny due to alleged violations of international fair trial standards, said Human Rights Watch (HRW) in a statement released Tuesday. According to the advocacy group, the suspects ...[read more]
March 8, 2013
by Arjun Mishra
On March 8, 2007, the interim government of Bangladesh issued a complete ban on all political activities, warning that the government would take "stern action" against violators. The ban was an extension of the state of emergency declared by President Iajuddin Ahmed following the arrest of 60 ...[read more]
January 5, 2013
by Arjun Mishra
On January 5, 2011, the civilian trial began for 800 Bangladeshi soldiers for alleged crimes during a February 2009 mutiny in the capital city of Dhaka. The main crimes the soldiers were charged with were murder, conspiracy and looting military weapons. The mutiny left 74 Bangladeshis dead and ...[read more]
June 27, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
The Rwandan government has helped to create armed groups including M23, which has been conducting a mutiny in North Kivu Province under the leadership of a particularly notorious group of human rights violators, and supplied them with weapons, armor and recruits including children, the Foreign ...[read more]
June 19, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay expressed concern on Tuesday about the safety of the civilians in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The armed conflict between the government and the M23 movement, which has been conducting a mutiny in North Kivu ...[read more]
June 19, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
A special military court in Dhaka on Monday convicted 611 of the 621 accused in the 13th Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) Battalion for their participation in the February 2009 mutiny. Only 10 soldiers were acquitted while the remaining soldiers were sentenced to prison terms ranging from four months to ...[read more]
July 27, 2011
by Maureen Cosgrove
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Wednesday urged the government of Bangladesh to ensure that those accused of being involved in a February 2009 mutiny are given fair trials. Members of the Bangladesh Rifles (BDR), a Bangladeshi paramilitary force, have been tried en masse for the mutiny, which left 74 ...[read more]
July 20, 2011
by Julia Zebley
A judge in the Court of Metropolitan Sessions, a criminal court in Bangladesh, on Wednesday indicted 430 people for their roles in a February 2009 mutiny. Bangladesh has conducted a series of military and civil trials for the thousands of citizens and soldiers involved in the mutiny, which left ...[read more]
June 27, 2011
by Zach Zagger
A Bangladesh military court on Monday sentenced 657 border guards for their roles in a February 2009 mutiny. The verdict was unprecedented in the number of people convicted at once and brings the total number of soldiers jailed for the mutiny to over 3,000. The court originally charged 667 guards ...[read more]

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