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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 army re-arrest Anunay Chakma on fabricated charge in Dighinala

On 13 May 2008 Bangladesh army arrested Anunay Chakma (a PCJSS activist) at Dighinala check post in Khagrachari district and filed a case against him with Dighinala police station under section 16(2) of the Emergency Power Rules 2007. The investigating officer sub-inspector Khokan Chandra Debnath of Dighinala police station submitted report to the court stating that Anunay Chakma was fully innocent. In accordance with the police report, Chief Judicial Magistrate issued his release order on 16 May 2008.

No sooner the court issued release order, Bangladesh army of Dighinala zone sought arrest order from the court against Anunay Chakma with an old murder case lodged with Dighinala police station in 2006. But it was rejected as he was not listed as defendant of the case. However, Bangladesh army arrested him on 17 May 2008 and detained him at Khagrachari jail. Bangladesh army frequently arrest indigenous activists in Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) who get release or bail from the court, in order to keep them in detention for prolonged period.


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