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SEP 05, 2013 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Bangladesh defends arrest of prominent activist

WASHINGTON (AP) — A prominent Bangladeshi human rights activist whose arrest last month drew U.S. criticism must be held accountable for circulating "false information" about fatalities during recent unrest, the top Bangladeshi diplomat said Thursday. Speaking at a Washington think tank, Moni alleged that Khan's human rights group Odhikar "propagated false information that thousands were killed" during a police crackdown on a rally by Islamic hardliners in the capital Dhaka on the night of May 5. The main Islamic party, Jamaat-e-Islami, has also rallied against ongoing war crimes trial ... Read More

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