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Bangladesh: Protect against reprisals after Islamist leader’s execution

Headline Title:  Bangladesh: Protect against reprisals after Islamist leader’s execution 12 December 2013 Today’s hanging of Islamist leader Abdul Quader Mollah is a disgrace, and Bangladeshi authorities must now ensure that people are protected against reprisal attacks, said Amnesty International. “The execution of Abdul Quader Mollah should never have happened. The death penalty is a human rights violation and should not be used to punish other alleged human rights violations,” said Abbas Faiz, Amnesty International’s Bangladesh Researcher. “The country is on a razor’s edge at the…

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