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A Bangladeshi paramilitary force described by human rights organizations as a government death squad and eyed by the United States and the United Kingdom as part of their counterterrorism strategies received training from the British government.
might have received training from the U.S. government had diplomats not noted that it was illegal to assist groups with such poor human rights records
Human rights activists estimate that the RAB has been behind more than 1,000 illegal deaths since
U.S. Ambassador James Moriarty described the battalion in a secret cable as the "enforcement organization best positioned to one day become a Bangladeshi version of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation".