Bangladesh security forces have killed 150 since Feb: Human Rights Watch
DHAKA (AFP) - Bangladeshi security forces have killed at least 150 protesters since February, using excessive force during demonstrations against war crime trials for top Islamists, a rights group said on Thursday.
New York-based Human Rights Watch said security forces have also injured more than 2,000 protesters during the street rallies, and in some cases had targeted individuals for attack.
"The killings have been worryingly high," said Mark Dummett, co-author of the report "Blood On The Streets: The Use of Excessive Force During Bangladesh Protests."
"In some cases protesters have been singled out," Mr Dummett said.