Bangladesh keeps two over July bistro assault that slaughtered 20 hostages

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A court in Bangladesh on Thursday permitted police to keep two men over an assault asserted by activist gathering Islamic State on a bistro in the capital, Dhaka, that killed 20 hostage, for the most part outsiders.

The case has drawn feedback from human rights bunches who say the suspects were unlawfully kept and denied access to a legal counselor. A legal counselor for one of the two men, Hasnat Karim, said his customer was guiltless and requested his quick discharge.

Karim, who holds double British and Bangladeshi citizenship, and Tahmid Hasib Khan, an understudy of Toronto University, were eating independently with family and companions when shooters raged the Holey Artisan Bakery on the night of July 1.

The suspected Islamist activists singled out non-Muslims and nonnatives, killing Italians, Japanese, an American and an Indian before security strengths raged the restaurant to end the 12-hour attack. Two police likewise kicked the bucket in the operation.

On Thursday, a Dhaka court remanded the men in care for eight days for cross examination, with police official Masudur Rahman telling journalists they had been captured on Wednesday night “from two better places”.