November 5, 2013
by Cynthia Miley
A Bangladeshi court sentenced 152 former members of a paramilitary border security force, the 13th Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) Battalion, to death on Tuesday in connection with their participation in a February 2009 mutiny in which 74 people died, including 57 top political officers. The court also ...[read more]
October 29, 2013
by Nicholas Tomsho
Bangladeshi authorities should order a retrial of military personnel involved in the 2009 Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) mutiny due to alleged violations of international fair trial standards, said Human Rights Watch (HRW) in a statement released Tuesday. According to the advocacy group, the suspects ...[read more]
June 19, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
A special military court in Dhaka on Monday convicted 611 of the 621 accused in the 13th Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) Battalion for their participation in the February 2009 mutiny. Only 10 soldiers were acquitted while the remaining soldiers were sentenced to prison terms ranging from four months to ...[read more]
July 27, 2011
by Maureen Cosgrove
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Wednesday urged the government of Bangladesh to ensure that those accused of being involved in a February 2009 mutiny are given fair trials. Members of the Bangladesh Rifles (BDR), a Bangladeshi paramilitary force, have been tried en masse for the mutiny, which left 74 ...[read more]
June 27, 2011
by Zach Zagger
A Bangladesh military court on Monday sentenced 657 border guards for their roles in a February 2009 mutiny. The verdict was unprecedented in the number of people convicted at once and brings the total number of soldiers jailed for the mutiny to over 3,000. The court originally charged 667 guards ...[read more]
August 2, 2010
by Daniel Richey
A special Bangladeshi military court sentenced 14 members of the Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) border guard Monday for their roles in a February 2009 mutiny in the northeastern district of Sunamganj. The tribunal, led by BDR head Maj. Gen. Mainul Islam, fined each of the men Tk 100 and sentenced them to ...[read more]
April 19, 2010
by Megan McKee
A Bangladeshi special court in the district of Sathkhira on Monday sentenced 56 members of the Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) on charges relating to their involvement in last year's border guard mutiny that left 74 dead. Of the 60 charged with taking up arms, firing, driving their army commanders out o... ...[read more]
April 18, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
A special tribunal in Bangladesh on Sunday convicted 57 members of the Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) on charges relating to their involvement in last year's border guard mutiny. BDR Special Court-3 in the southeast district of Feni sentenced those convicted to jail terms ranging from four months to s... ...[read more]
April 7, 2010
by Carrie Schimizzi
A special tribunal in Bangladesh on Wednesday convicted 29 members of the paramilitary group Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) on charges relating to their involvement in last year's border guard mutiny. The military-run court in Panchagarh district sentenced those convicted to jail terms ranging from fo... ...[read more]
September 14, 2009
by Matt Glenn
Bangladesh's Supreme Court recommended against military trials for Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) members who took part in February's border guard mutiny, Law Minister Shafiq Ahmed announced Monday. President Zillur Rahman asked for the court's opinion to determine whether the accused should b... ...[read more]

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