May 27, 2004

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Amnesty International report 2004

Extract of the Amnesty International report, concerning the Chittagong Hill Tracts Human Rights situation
On 26 August, nine women from tribal communities in the Chittagong Hill Tracts were reported to have been sexually assaulted by Bengali settlers who attacked Jumma villages and set fire to hundreds of homes. One of them was reportedly gang-raped. Army connivance in the attacks was suspected. Attempts by the tribal people to file a complaint with the police against the attacks were not successful, while police filed a complaint on behalf of Bengali settlers against 4,000 tribal people, accusing them of attacking the settlers.

Source: Amnesty International