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On 10 December, the United States of America imposed sanctions on six former and current officials of Bangladesh’s elite force Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) for human rights abuse.

Bangladesh government, however, rejected the allegations of human rights abuse by the RAB officials.

The foreign minister said, "RAB is discharging their duties with utmost sincerity and honesty. That is why RAB has an acceptability to everyone in Bangladesh. We also have the scope to work. We must take action if the law is violated anywhere."

Citing the incident of seven murder case in Narayangnj, the foreign minister said, "RAB abused their power in one or two cases and they were brought to book."

"Americans taught them (RAB) how to take action. If they have any lacking in dealing with criminal activities, we will urge the Americans to train them up afresh so that no violation is taken place."

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