Arrest and enforced disappearance of Mohammad Anwarul Islam by Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) members

On April 5, 2013 at around 2:25am, members of  Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) -5 arrested Mr. Mohammad Anwarul Islam (28) the son of Mohammad Israil and Mosammat Nurjahan Begumof Angariapara village in Chapainawabganj from house number 175 of Bil-Shimla Moholla under Rajpara Police Station in Rajshahi district. Later, when family members contacted the RAB-5 office, RAB notified that Anwarul  had never been arrested by them. An allegation of enforced disappearance was brought against the members of RAB by Anwarul’s family members.

Upon inquiry, it was found that Anwarul was a last year Master’s student of Mathematics department of Rajshahi College. Moreover, he was the Office Secretary of the Islami Chattra Shibir of Rajshahi district. Anwar was known as Masum in the area. He resided at his maternal uncle, Mr. Fazlur Rahman’s house in Bil-Shimla Moholla for his studies, since it was more convenient.

Fact-Finding-disappearance-Anwarul-Rajshahi-2013-eng (full text in English, PDF)
Fact-Finding-disappearance-Anwarul-Rajshahi-2013-Bang  (full text in Bangla, PDF)

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