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24 Apr 2020

Md Sanaul Islam Tipu, Dhaka Tribune

Bangladesh: Seven years on, victims of Rana Plaza disaster remain without justice as trial has been stalled

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"Seven years on, justice still eludes Rana Plaza victims", 24 April 2020

...The worst disaster ever in the Bangladeshi apparel industry left at least 1,136 people dead and more than 2,500 people injured, some of them crippled for life, at Savar, just outside capital Dhaka.

But justice continues to elude the victims as four years have gone by after a court in Dhaka formally charged 41 people with murder, including the building’s owner Sohel Rana. The prosecution is yet to begin witnesses’ depositions. 

Prosecutors said the trial has been stalled due to stay orders issued by the High Court in 2016...