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Bangladesh: Excessive police force not the answer to horrific petrol bomb attacks

Headline Title:  Bangladesh: Excessive police force not the answer to horrific petrol bomb attacks 29 January 2015  The Bangladeshi authorities risk exacerbating an already violent situation by giving police carte blanche to use excessive force in response to a recent wave of horrific petrol bomb attacks amid ongoing violent political protests, Amnesty International said today. Media reports yesterday quoted Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina as saying: “as the head of the government I'm giving [the police] the liberty to take any action wherever and whenever it will be deemed…

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