Syed Anas Pasha

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Amnesty for probe into Sylhet deaths

London Correspondent
DHAKA: Amnesty International demanded investigation into the two person’s death during hartal violence at Bishwanath in Sylhet.

The USA based humanitarian organization Tuesday made the demand at a statement posted on its website.

Quoting Amnesty researcher in Bangladesh Abbas Foyez, the statement said, “Bangladesh government must investigate who shot the people during the hartal violence that left two people dead. The culprits should be brought under trial.”

On April 17, BNP Organizing Secretary of Sylhet Division and former MP M Elias Ali went missing along with his driver.

Later, police recovered Elias’s abandoned private car and the mobile phone of his driver in front of Mohakhali South Point School and College.

BNP led 18-party alliance then observed countrywide dawn-to-dusk hartal from Sunday to Tuesday.

On April 23, two persons were shot to death in a fierce clash between police and hartal supporters in Biswanath Bazar area of Sylhet, the home place of missing BNP leader M Elias Ali.

BNP claimed that they were shot by police.

The humanitarian organization also emphasized the missing incident in Bangladesh.

BDST: 0850 HRS, APR 25, 2012


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