BANGKOK, Thailand — — The world’s largest chemical industry has been accused of widespread human rights abuses by Bangladesh.
The country’s largest producer of chemical weapons is a state-owned enterprise.
It employs some 10,000 people.
It also owns a vast amount of land and owns dozens of companies that sell its products to other countries.
The government says the chemicals industry is safe.
But experts say the country’s chemical weapons program has been plagued by human rights violations and corruption.
The BBC’s Barbara Plettman in Bangkok says there’s evidence the country is using the countrys most powerful chemical weapons.
She reports that the country has the world’s second-largest chemical weapons stockpile, but has been unable to rid its chemical weapons of its chemical arsenals and other stockpiles.