About 75,000 people have fled to Bangladesh after a military crackdown, with accompanying allegations of rape, torture and extrajudicial killings by security forces.
Five officials at the bank were guilty of negligence and carelessness in a cyber-heist of $81 million that happened earlier this year, in February.
The Human Rights Watch report calls on Bangladesh to order prompt, impartial and independent probes into all alleged kneecappings by the security forces.
The attack, which was claimed by ISIS, had alarmed security and political experts because of the profile of the perpetrators: educated youths from privileged backgrounds who had turned to radical Islamism only recently.
Three Islamist militants were cornered in a hideout on the outskirts of the capital and, having refused to surrender, were killed in the ensuing gun battle.
The protestors claim the Chinese-backed power plant in Chittagong will cause damage to villagers’ homes and the environment.