June 16, 2005

Breach of Faith

Persecution of the Ahmadiyya Community in Bangladesh

I. Summary
Note on methodology
II. History of the Ahmadiyya Community
III. Persecution of the Ahmadiyya: The Pakistani Model
IV. Human Rights Abuses Against the Ahmadiyya
Discrimination and violence against the Ahmadiyya in late 2003 and early 2004
Killing of an imam, assault, and damage to a mosque in Jessore
Discrimination, denial of education, and ill-treatment in Kushtia District
Anti-Ahmadiyya violence, hate speech and agitation: November 2003 to January 2004
The government ban on Ahmadi publications
The government's response
Discrimination and violence against the Ahmadiyya since March 2004
Incitement to anti-Ahmadiyya violence in Barguna District
Incitement to anti-Ahmadiyya violence and destruction of religious property in Dhaka
The Bogra incident
Satkhira attack
V. Conclusion
VI. Recommendations
To the government of Bangladesh
To foreign governments:
To international donors and lending institutions: