RAB victim Limon attacked again

The Daily Star
20th August 2012

Limon Hossain, a Jhalakathi college student maimed by Rab last year, his mother and brother were injured in an attack allegedly by a source of Rapid Action Battalion in Rajapur upazila of the district on Monday.

Local criminal Ibrahim Hawlader intercepted Limon on Chhaturia-Idurbhari road when he was returning to his rented house at Kaukhali upazila of Pirojpur around 5:30pm after celebrating Eid with his family members, reports our Barisal correspondent, quoting Limon?s elder brother Sumon Hossain.

Ibrahim, who works as an informer of Rab, beat up Limon indiscriminately, Sumon said.
As Sumon and their mother Henoara Begum went to save him, Ibrahim also beat them up.
On information, Tofazzal Hossain, officer-in-charge of Rajapur Police Station, rushed to the spot and rescued the trio.
Limon?s mother was admitted to Rajapur Upazila Health Complex while Limon and Sumon were given first aid.
Rab shot Limon in the left leg at his village Chhaturia in Rajapur of Jhalakathi on March 23, 2011. Limon, who used to work at a brick kiln to pay for his education, had to have his leg amputated from the thigh on March 27 last year.
Henoara filed an attempt-to-murder case against six Rab men with Rajapur Police Station on April 10 last year.
Police have quietly submitted a report to a Jhalakathi court, saying they have found no evidence and witnesses in favour of the case.
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Protest against police absolving RAB of all guilt and repeated attack on Limon Word Doc (Bangla Document)

Author: Shahidul Alam

Time Magazine Person of the Year 2018. A photographer, writer, curator and activist, Shahidul Alam obtained a PhD in chemistry before switching to photography. His seminal work “The Struggle for Democracy” contributed to the removal of General Ershad. Former president of the Bangladesh Photographic Society, Alam set up the Drik agency, Chobi Mela festival and Pathshala, South Asian Media Institute, considered one of the finest schools of photography in the world. Shown in MOMA New York, Centre Georges Pompidou, Royal Albert Hall and Tate Modern, Alam has been guest curator of Whitechapel Gallery, Winterthur Gallery and Musee de Quai Branly. His awards include Mother Jones, Shilpakala Award and Lifetime Achievement Award at the Dali International Festival of Photography. Speaker at Harvard, Stanford, UCLA, Oxford and Cambridge universities, TEDx, POPTech and National Geographic, Alam chaired the international jury of the prestigious World Press Photo contest. Honorary Fellow of Royal Photographic Society, Alam is visiting professor of Sunderland University in UK and advisory board member of National Geographic Society. John Morris, the former picture editor of Life Magazine describes his book “My journey as a witness”, (listed in “Best Photo Books of 2011” by American Photo), as “The most important book ever written by a photographer.”

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