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Enforced Disappearances Rise in Bangladesh

For over four years, Ruhul Amin, a street hawker in Dhaka, has searched in vain for his missing son. A day after his son, Mohammad Imam Hassan was abducted by criminals in 2012, he was rescued by Bangladesh’s Rapid Action Battalion (RAB). But he has not returned from the custody of the paramilitary force. “When I went to the officers of RAB seeking return of my son, they demanded 100,000 takas [of bribe] from me. I said I was very poor and finally I paid 40,000 takas to them. Despite...

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