On 23 February 2007 Bangladesh Army arrested Mr. Railai Mro from Bandarban district. Mr. Mro is an indigenous activist who protested the illegal grabbing of indigenous land by the Bangladesh army. Mr. Railai Mro was brutally tortured by the army. Ranglai Mro is seen handcuffed to his hospital bed at the National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) under police guard. Photo: Banglar Chokh.
Chittagong Judge Court sentences Ranglai Mro 17 years jail term on fabricated charges
In June 2007, the Chittagong Judge Court sentenced Ranglai Mro 17 years jail term on fabricated charges of keeping illegal arms and ammunition. Though the statements of the prosecutor and witness were contradictory, Mr. Mro an indigenous activist was sentenced 17 years. Bangladesh army had interfered in the case and verbally ordered the judges of the Chittagong judge court to sentence the indigenous activist maximum punishment.
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