Rights group urges Bangladesh to stop 'kneecapping' detainees



DHAKA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Security forces in Bangladesh are deliberately shooting members and supporters of opposition parties in the leg, Human Rights Watch said in a report on Thursday that compared the acts to "kneecappings" once meted out by the Irish Republican Army.
In its report, the advocacy group quoted victims as saying they had been shot in custody by security forces who then falsely said they had done so in self defence, in crossfire with armed criminals, or during violent protests."Security forces in Bangladesh have long killed detainees in fake... read more

 
29 September 2016 in World News, Views: 40
Source: Reuters
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