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Victim of Bangladesh Army Torture

On 4 August 2008 a group of Bangladesh army personnel led by Capt. Tanvir demanded few chickens from Buddhist villagers Mr. Tonchongya of Belaichari. When Mr. Tonchongya refused the Muslim soldiers of Bangladesh army blind folded him and tortured him resulting in the fracture of his right leg. Thereafter Tanvir forced the local village chief Anil Chandra Tonchongya and Doctor Priya Dorshi to sign a statement stating that Mr. Tonnyapu Tonchongya got his leg fractured while running away from the army.


Bangladesh joint forces arrest and torture PCJSS activists in Rangamati, Jurachari and Chandraghona

On 18 February 2007 at 4.30 am joint forces (Bangladesh Army and Police) led by Liutenant Kazi Mustafizur Rahman and Sub Inspection Mohammed Osman Goni surrounded Mr. Satyabir Dewan's house at Banarupa in Rangamati and arrested him after planting a country-made pipe-gun under the bed of his son Mr. Polo Dewan. Mr. Satyabir Dewan is General Secretary of PCJSS Rangamati branch. Polo Dewan protested while a soldier was planting the gun. But the army threatened him. The joint forces also seized Taka 9,000 and victimís personal collection of books. The victim was produced to the magistrate court in Rangamati district and sent to Rangamati jail. The joint forces fabricated an arms case against him.

On 18 February 2007 at night the military forces arrested 4 PCJSS members from Jurachari in Rangamati district. They were Bimal Kanti Chakma, Mr. Ranjit Kumar Dewan, president of Jurachari branch of PCJSS, Mr. Udayjoy Chakma, general secretary of Jurachari branch and Mr. Mayachan Chakma orgamising secretary of Jurachari branch. They were falsely charged in connection with killing of Kina Mohan Chakma, a supporter of Sama Odhikar Andolan (Equal Rights Movement- Muslim settler organization backed by Army and Islamic fundamentalist groups).

On 11 February 2007 at mid night a group of joint forces (Bangladesh Army and Police) arrested Mr. Saimong Marma, organising secretary of PCJSS Kaptai branch from his home in Chandraghona. The victim was produced to the magistrate court in Rangamati district and sent to Rangamati jail. The joint forces fabricated an arms case against him.

On 6 February 2007 around 4.00 p.m. a group of joint forces (army and police) arrested Mr. Sumit Chakma, assistant general secretary of Pahari Chatra Parisad, Rangamati branch along with his colleague from Ghachichar, Savar in Dhaka district. The victims were handed over the police after brutal torture. They were produced to the magistrate court in Rangamati district. They were sent to Rangamati jail.

On 4 February 2007 at mid night, a group of joint forces (Bangladesh Army and Police) arrested Mr. Bikram Marma, president of PCJSS, Kaptai branch from his home of Chandraghona Christian Missionary Hospital under Rangunia. The forces had planted a country made gun at victimís home and "recovered" it during his arrest. The victim was handed over Chandraghona police station. He was produced to the magistrate court in Rangamati district and sent to Rangamati jail. A false arms case was lodged against him at Chandraghona police station.


Sources:

PCJSS (Parbatya Chattagram Jana Samhati Samiti)
E-mail: pcjss.org@gmail.com, pcjss@hotmail.com
Website: pcjss-cht.org

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