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DHAKA, Bangladesh — When the Bangladeshi police freed hostages after a harrowing July 1 terrorist attack on a Dhaka bakery that left 22 people dead, two men remained mysteriously unaccounted for. Their families and other hostages said that the two — Tahmid Khan, 22, a student at the University of Toronto, and Hasnat Karim, 47, a Briton working in Bangladesh — had been hostages during the attack and had been taken into custody after the siege ended. They asked the authorities to reveal their whereabouts, but were kept in the dark. On Thursday, Shahidur Rahman, deputy inspector general of the Dhaka police, confirmed that both were in custody and had been arrested the previous night under a law that allows such action without a warrant. The police previously said the two were suspected of involvement in the attack on the Holey Artisan Bakery. Mr. Khan had been visiting Dhaka on vacation when the attack took place, and Mr. Karim was working for a family-owned civil engineering company. Mr. Khan was beaten and both men were taken into police custody after the 11-hour siege, other hostages said. Photo Tahmid Khan, in a photograph provided by his family. More than a week after the attack, their families said they had no knowledge of the men’s whereabouts since the police stormed the cafe, killing five people identified as attackers. Mr. Khan and his friends at the bakery were spared by the militants because they were Bangladeshi Muslims, said two people held hostage with him, who spoke anonymously for fear of upsetting the police. They said that Mr. Khan and Mr. Karim had been placed at a table of eight patrons, including Mr. Karim’s two children, all of whom survived. They were instructed to keep their heads down on the table for much of the night. But several times during the siege, the attackers ordered Mr. Khan and Mr. Karim to perform specific tasks for them, including carrying weapons, the two hostages said. Today’s Headlines: Asia Edition Get news and analysis from Asia and around the world delivered to your inbox every day in the Asian morning. Mr. Khan’s family and friends have said that his detention is a case of mistaken identity and that they are concerned about his health, which includes epilepsy triggered by stress. Although the Dhaka police said on July 10 that they no longer had Mr. Khan or Mr. Karim in custody, their families said they believed that the men were being held by a government agency. Mr. Karim’s wife and two children, who were also held hostage, were released from custody on July 3. On Thursday, it was not clear what had happened to the men between the end of the hostage crisis and their arrest on Wednesday night. Rodney Dixon, a London-based lawyer working with the Karim family, said that they had not had access to Mr. Karim since the attack, except for briefly on July 13 at the detective headquarters in Dhaka, and “therefore he must have been in detention.” The treatment of the two men by the Bangladeshi authorities has raised concern from human rights experts, who have expressed fear that pressure to solve the case could lead to torture. On July 12, Amnesty International called on the government to clarify Mr. Karim’s whereabouts. The group said Mr. Karim had a heart ailment and highlighted conflicting statements from the authorities about whether he was in custody.

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by Sealbasher

submitted August 7th 2016

19 comments
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What
The
Fuck
2 years ago
Yeah we need a mod up in here
2 years ago
Squidley for mod!!!!
2 years ago
No fuck way
2 years ago
Du bist so ein dummes kind
2 years ago
Fuck reading that shit you fucking retard
2 years ago
so when was the last attack
2 years ago
Milliseconds. duh.
2 years ago
thanks Robert.
can I call you Robert ?
2 years ago
'8 year noob with less than 20 comments' sounds like I know you well
2 years ago
Call me what ever you please. I've been here 8 years, I know you very well.
2 years ago
judging by your comments I would say you log-in one every 6 months... you claim to know me sounds unlikely
2 years ago
He's a fat, bitter, alcoholic, faggot/tranny. Now you are up to speed.
2 years ago
I don't need to log in to see the gay shit you post. Keystrokes=time=money. I don't have any of that to respond to your banal shit every day. I'm here now, and you are wasting the short time I have.
2 years ago
Alcoholic I will claim
2 years ago
See you in 6 months time then Robert
2 years ago
Might stick around a little bit. Logged in I mean.
2 years ago
fuck you
2 years ago
you have a right to be mad!!
7 months ago
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