Monowar Hossain Monir of Sylhet was allegedly tortured and killed by RAB

Monowar Hossain Monir (30), the secretary of Sylhet branch of Jatio Jubo Shonhoti (JP) is the son of Abdus Sattar and Monowara Begum of Gilatola village of Jointapur Upazilla of Sylhet. At around 2.30 pm on 14 September 2011, RAB-9 arrested Monowar Hossain Monir.

Parvin Begum of Shunamgonj told Odhikar that Monir appeared at her home as a false RAB officer and accused her of being involved in the drug trade. He then promised her he could get her out of a court case if she paid him 3,00,000 taka. In light of this incidence, Parvin Begum filed a case against Monir accusing him of fraud. On that case, officers of RAB-9 arrested Monir from the Unique Bus counter at Mendibag, Bisshoroad at Sobhani Ghat in Sylhet. On 24 September 2011, Monir died while under treatment in Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical Hospital.

Odhikar demands the Government to conduct a fair investigation into Monowar Hossain Monir’s death.

fact-finding-torture-Monowar Hossain Monir-2011 (full text in English, PDF)

fact-finding-torture-Monowar Hossain Monir-2011 (full text in Bangla, PDF)

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