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HRW urges Bangladesh to review mass trials for 2009 BDR mutineers

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 12:02

HRW of Asia has urged the government of Bangladesh to order a re-trial of 847 military personnel accused of murder, sexual assault, and other atrocities during the 2009 Bangladesh Rifles mutiny, claiming fair trial standards were violated in the case.

Rights body seeks justice in Bangladesh mass trials

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 22:43

The Bangladesh government should order a re-trial of 847 military personnel accused of murder, sexual assault and other atrocities during the 2009 Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) mutiny due to serious violations of fair trial standards, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday.

2009 mutiny: HRW tells Bangladesh to halt mass trial

Last Updated: Thursday, October 25, 2012, 12:37

Bangladeshi authorities should halt ongoing mass trials, which have been proven repeatedly to violate basic fair trial standards, Human Rights Watch has said.

Bangladesh mass sentencing condemned

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 19, 2012, 23:54

The prosecution teams of BDR must immediately stop the trials, Human Rights Watch said after a mass trial led to conviction of 611 of 621 accused.

Govt for early completion of trial of Bangla border guards

Last Updated: Sunday, February 26, 2012, 00:37

The country marked the third anniversary of the February 25-26 carnage by the Bangladesh Rifles, which has now been renamed Border Guard Bangladesh.

BDR trying to encroach on Indian land: BSF

Last Updated: Sunday, July 04, 2010, 15:36

Bangladesh Rifles has been making attempts to encroach on Indian territory and obstructing Indian farmers from cultivating their land, the BSF said on Sunday.

BSF-BDR talks in Delhi from tomorrow

Last Updated: Sunday, March 07, 2010, 10:20

India and Bangladesh will discuss issues related to cross-border terrorist activities and joint patrolling of the frontiers as top officers of border guarding forces of both the countries begin their 4-day meeting here on Monday.

Bangladesh Rifles mutiny: 53 troopers plead guilty

Last Updated: Monday, January 25, 2010, 13:44

Fifty three troopers of Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) have pleaded guilty and begged for mercy for participating in last year`s mutiny that left 74 people dead.

B`desh sets up six `special courts` for trial of BDR soldiers

Last Updated: Sunday, November 15, 2009, 20:10

Bangladesh on Sunday set up six "special courts" to try the suspected rebellious soldiers for the bloody mutiny by the paramilitary Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) that led to the massacre of 67 army officers.

Dhaka court advises against military trial of mutineers

Last Updated: Friday, September 11, 2009, 10:45

Bangladesh`s Supreme Court has advised against using the Army Act to try the border guard troopers who revolted in February, killing 71 people. The government may now have to amend the BDR Act to try the mutineers.