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Custodial Deaths, Torture, and Unfair Trials after the 2009 Bangladesh Rifles Mutiny On February 25-26, 2009, members of the Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) staged a mutiny against their commanding officers. During this mutiny, some of the BDR mutineers engaged in serious violence, including, allegedly, sexual violence against wives of army officers and others. Over the course […]

Minar Rashid এই দিনে না কাঁদলেও জাতিকে সামনে অনেক কাঁদতে হবে ========================== সকালে ঘুম থেকে উঠেই অষ্ট্রেলিয়া প্রবাসী এক বন্ধুর ম্যাসেজ পাই । বন্ধুর অনুরোধ , দোস্ত বিডিআর হত্যাকান্ড নিয়ে কিছু লেখ্ । বন্ধুটি আজ তার নিজের পেইজে লিখেছে , ” আমাদের দেশের কিছু কিছু খুব বড় মাপের (?) সাহিত্যিক আছেন যারা ছোট খাট বিষয় […]

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BDR jawans met with Awami League MP Fazle Noor Taposh thrice before the 2009 Pilkhana BDR mutiny to discuss various demands, the lawmaker told a trial court Wednesday. He also said two groups of BDR jawans met him in November and December in 2008 at his Dhanmondi office and sought his assistance to fulfil their […]

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The massacre at the Bangladesh Rifles compound in Peelkhana right after Awami League took office in 2009 remains an intrigue and a mystery in Bangladesh. While we successfully executed the perpetrators and planners of the killers of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, BDR incident remains clouded in a mystery. While other trials are being concluded with a […]

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By Nazmus Saquib Two and a half years have passed since the bloodbath of the 2009 BDR (Bangladesh Rifles) mutiny which left an indelible mark on the country’s psyche. The mutiny which was the outcome of a series of internal conflicts between the BDR Jawans with their higher authorities has still shrouded in mystery because […]

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০১/ শহীদ মেজর জেনারেল শাকিল আহমেদ ০২/ শহীদ ব্রিগেডিয়ার জেনারেল মো. জাকির হোসেন ০৩/ শহীদ ব্রিগেডিয়ার জেনারেল মোহাম্মদ আব্দুল বারী ০৪/ শহীদ কর্নেল মো. মজিবুল হক ০৫/ শহীদ কর্নেল মো. আনিস উজ জামান ০৬/ শহীদ কর্নেল মোহাম্মদ মসীউর রহমান ০৭/ শহীদ কর্নেল কুদরত ইলাহী রহমান শফিক ০৮/ শহীদ কর্নেল মোহাম্মদ আখতার হোসেন ০৯/ শহীদ কর্নেল […]

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I want to believe

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On that day, no soul shall be wronged; and you shall not be rewarded aught but that which you did. (The Quran, 36: 54). Surah Yasin is usually recited in Muslim households when someone passes away. The above-quoted ayaat from the surah has been in my mind lately. I want to believe those words, not just […]

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by Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury When the entire nation is mourning the tragic anniversary of the Pilkhana Massacre, that took place during February 25-26 in 2009 killing 73 army officers and humiliation of the members of their families, I would like to expose an untold truth about the dubious role of an army officer named […]

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LIZ PHILIPSON Bangladesh has experienced a rare switchback-ride from hope to fear in the first weeks of 2009. The largely peaceful general election of 29 December 2008 on a 70% voter turnout gave an astonishing landslide victory to the Awami League (AL) led by Sheikh Hasina over the Bangladesh National Party of her bitter rival […]

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Monday marks the fourth anniversary of the bloody BDR mutiny, which saw 74 people including 57 army officials killed. The mutiny by some members of the then Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) had started in the Peelkhana headquarters of the border guards in the capital Dhaka on Feb 25, 2009 and ended the following day. The mutiny […]

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Muktadir Rashid Several hundred families of both victims and accused have been waiting for justice even four years after the February 25-26, 2009 mutiny in the then Bangladesh Rifles and the plotters are still unidentified. The conspiracy behind the mutiny is yet to be cracked and 5, 926 soldiers have so far been sentenced to […]

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