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Justice sought as custodial torture, death continue

In consultation with victims' families and rights workers, they said that the state must be sincere in providing justice for those who have suffered from custodial death and torture. They should also prosecute offenders to ensure a strong criminal justice delivery system. Rights activists called for the preparation of a list of officials within law enforcement agencies responsible for torture custodial. The consultation was organized by Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust on the 1st anniversary of the verdict in the death of Ishtiaque Ahmad Jony, an Urdu-speaking youth, in Pallabi police custody in 2014. Three police officers were sentenced to life imprisonment by the Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge's Court on September 9, 2020. Two police informers were also jailed for seven years by the court for their involvement in the 2014 killing. Jony's brother ImtiazHossain Rocky addressed the consultation and said that he had yet to receive justice because the case was still