|Bangladesh||CATHOLIC ACTIVIST ATTACKED AFTER CONDEMNING ORGANISED CRIME|
An internationally recognised Bangladeshi Catholic woman social activist was attacked on 17 April, after she criticised both the government and organised crime at a seminar in the capital Dhaka.
Rosaline Costa, a Church worker for human rights, justice and peace for 14 years, fell from a rickshaw she was riding as unknown assailants snatched her shoulder bag containing papers she used in the seminar. She sustained a fracture on her left femur and had to undergo surgery.
Costa won the Bishop Tji Hak-soon International Justice and Peace Prize last year in Seoul. She was the first non-Korean to be awarded the prize.