Bangladesh: Court accepts murder charges against 41 people over fatal Rana Plaza building collapse

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23 May 2017

Bangladesh: Rana Plaza owner, 9 others indicted for violating building code

Author: Md Sanaul Islam Tipu, Tribune [Bangladesh]

A Dhaka court has framed charges against 10 accused including Rana Plaza owner Sohel Rana in a case filed over violation of Bangladesh National Building Code in the construction of Rana Plaza, which collapsed in 2013 and killed more than 1,100 people...The accused were present at the court when the judge read out the charges against them. They pleaded not guilty and demanded justice...The court fixed July 5 for recording testimonies of prosecution witnesses.

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10 February 2016

Bangladesh: 2 get bail in Rana Plaza building collapse case

Author: Md Sanaul Islam Tipu, Dhaka Tribune

Dhaka court has granted bail to two absconding accused in a murder case filed over the collapse of Rana Plaza that killed at least 1,135 lives in 2013...On June 1 last year, the CID charged 41, including Sohel Rana, for the deaths in the collapse. A total of 18 people, including 17 from the murder case, were charged for violating the building code.

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21 December 2015

Bangladesh court accepts murder charges in [Rana Plaza] factory collapse case

Author: Associated Press

A court in Bangladesh's capital accepted murder charges Monday against 41 people including the owner of the Rana Plaza building that collapsed in 2013…More than 1,100 people, mostly garment factory workers, died when the illegally built complex collapsed in Bangladesh's worst industrial disaster…Investigators initially had said the accused would be charged with culpable homicide, but they shifted to the more severe charges after the investigation found that building owner Sohel Rana, his staff and the management of the five garment factories had forced workers to enter the building just before it collapsed even though the workers feared doing so because major cracks had developed in the structure a day earlier…In a separate case, the accused are also facing charges of violating safety rules in the Rana Plaza building.

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20 December 2015

Bangladesh: 24 murder suspects in Rana Plaza building collapse case abscond before trial

Author: Agence France-Presse [Dhaka]

A Bangladeshi court has ordered the arrest of 24 people and seizure of their assets after they failed to turn up to face murder charges over the collapse of a clothing factory that killed more than 1,100 people...Senior judicial magistrate Mohammad Al Amin issued the warrants after his court accepted the murder charges against the 24 fugitives for the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory compound in April 2013...Among the 41 who have been charged with murder is Sohel Rana, the owner of the nine-storey complex on the outskirts of Dhaka which collapsed on 24 April 2013, at the start of the working day.

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