Bangladesh authorities should investigate and bring to justice in fair trials all those responsible for heinous petrol bomb attacks, Amnesty International said after another 20 people were wounded overnight.
“There can be no justification for these horrific petrol bomb attacks, which invariably target members of the general public. These incidents must be thoroughly investigated and those responsible held to account,” said Abbas Faiz, Amnesty International’s Bangladesh Researcher.
“Politically, Bangladesh is on a knife’s edge, and the violence is threatening to spiral out of control. Leaders on all sides of the political divide have a duty to ensure this does not happen – they must act responsibly and publicly call on their supporters not to engage in human rights abuses.”
The human rights situation in Bangladesh has seen a sharp deterioration as supporters of the government and the opposition have clashed on the streets of Dhaka and other major cities since January.