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Bangladeshi group met in parks, plotted attacks, says Singapore

by Louisa Carrillo (2019-04-24)


technologynewsPolice in Dhaka said they had been arrested since their return. Five other Bangladeshis who came to the authorities attention during the same investigation had been sent back to the South Asian nation, the MHA said.

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"We monitored their activities and then arrested them. A court granted seven-day police remand to them," he added. They were returned to Bangladesh on April 29 and were arrested in different parts of Dhaka on Tuesday, Sardar said.

It identified the leader of the ISB group as Rahman Mizanur, who has been working intermittently in the city-state since 2007 and was employed as a draftsman in a local construction firm at the time of his arrest.

SINGAPORE/DHAKA, May 4 (Reuters) - Eight Bangladeshi men held in Singapore for allegedly plotting attacks in their homeland had formed an Islamist cell that met in parks and open fields and shared radical propaganda and videos, authorities in the city-state said on Wednesday.

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said it had issued two-year detention orders for the men, who it says called themselves the Islamic State in Bangladesh (ISB), under Singapore's colonial-era Internal Security Act, style which allows suspects to be held for lengthy periods without trial.

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3544 Singapore dollars) (Reporting by Ruma Paul in DHAKA and Aradhana Aravindan in SINGAPORE, Additional reporting by Marius Zaharia; Editing by Alex Richardson) Human Right Watch said in its 2015 World Report the act allowed authorities to detain people "for virtually unlimited periods without charge or judicial review".

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Dhaka city police spokesman Maruf Hossain Sardar said the five, style who travelled to Singapore between 2007 and 2011, were being investigated for possible connections with local militant group Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT).

"He became more radicalised after a Bangladeshi shared ISIS propaganda material with him when he was in Bangladesh in 2015. "Mizanur's radicalisation began around 2013 when he read radical material online," the MHA said.

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Its members had each worked in Singapore for between three and 10 years and generally lived in different accommodation, the MHA said, adding they were not known to have been radicalised when they arrived in the city-state.

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The ministry also said that there were currently 23 people detained for terrorism-related activities in Singapore under the Internal Security Act, a legacy of British rule that has been criticised by some rights groups.

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Islamist militants in Bangladesh have targeted atheist bloggers, academics, religious minorities and foreign aid workers in a series of killings that dates back to February 2015 and has claimed at least 20 lives.

Wealthy, multi-ethnic Singapore, which has not faced any successful militant attacks in decades, had announced the arrests on Tuesday, saying its investigations showed the ISB had identified several possible targets in Bangladesh.

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