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April 14, 2011

Indigenous community leader Receives Medical Treatment in Bangladesh


Rang Lai Mro was releaseed on bail on 8 January, on the orders of the Bangladesh High Court. The head of a community of…

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Rang Lai Mro was releaseed on bail on 8 January, on the orders of the Bangladesh High Court. The head of a community of indigenous Mro people, he had been detained since 22 February 2008 charged with possessing a pistol without a license. He was tortured in army custody after his arrest: he was at risk of a heart attack, and his health was deteriorating. His release on bail now allows him to recieve the medical treatment he requires.