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AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL REPORT 2012

Edit Date:5/26/2012 12:00:00 AM

BANGLADESH

PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF BANGLADESH
 
Head of state: Zillur Rahman
Head of government: Sheikh Hasina
Death penalty: retentionist
Population: 150.5 million
Life expectancy: 68.9 years
Under‐5 mortality: 52 per 1,000
Adult literacy: 55.9 per cent
 
Extrajudicial executions continued despite a government pledge to end them. Rapid Action
Battalion (RAB) personnel, suspected of more than 54 unlawful killings during the year, were
neither investigated independently nor brought to justice. The government failed to enforce its
new policy to support women victims of violence. Amendments to the rules governing the
Bangladeshi International Crimes Tribunal reduced, but did not eliminate, the possibility of
unfair trials for those accused of 1971 war crimes. The government failed to secure the right to
livelihood and land of Indigenous People in the Chittagong Hill Tracts. More than 49 people
were sentenced to death and at least fivemenwere executed. More..............................
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