Torture of prisoners in Bangladesh rising: call for UN intervene

Ten Human Rights organizations have recently expressed concern over the torture of prisoners in Bangladesh. Highlighting the issue of missing and punishment without trial, the organizations called on the United Nations to intervene.

Deprivation and extrajudicial Torture of prisoners in Bangladesh are on the rise. Human Rights Watch says the Bangladeshi government has failed to take a stand against torture and ill-treatment with the help of law enforcement agencies. In response to a question about what kind of torture was inflicted on detainees, the agencies said that beating with iron rods or thick sticks, giving electric shocks to the genitals, making loud noises in front of the ears, setting the gallows to threaten death, naked and many more inhumane tortures were inflicted on the prisoners, including keeping them in captivity, pouring water through their noses and ears.

In their statement, the human rights organizations mentioned the writer Mushtaq Ahmed who was killed in prison. At the same time, the organizations also expressed their grief over the brutal torture of Kabir Kishore in prison. They also said that such incidents have been going on in Bangladesh for a long time. In fact, every government says about development but such development has not been seen so far. In addition, each government has increased the incidence of torture and oppression during their rule. Mr. Adams, Human Rights Watch’s Asia Representative, called on the United Nations and relevant agencies to prevent this. He also added that the United Nations Human Rights Council UNHRC’s move is now crucial.

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