Category: Bangladesh

BANGLADESH: International Crisis Group on Bangladesh’s Political Crisis

Published in The South Asia Citizens Web on Feb. 10 :: Mapping Bangladesh’s Political Crisis EXECUTIVE SUMMARY On 5 January, the first anniversary of the deeply contested 2014 elections, the most violent in Bangladesh’s history, clashes between government and opposition groups led to several deaths and scores injured. The confrontation marks a new phase of the deadlock between the ruling...

BANGLADESH: Bangladesh firebombings kill nine

Published in The Nation on Feb. 08 :: New firebomb attacks killed another nine people in Bangladesh, police said Saturday, amid growing international calls for an end to the spiralling political violence. At least three people burned to death when suspected anti-government protesters petrol-bombed a truck in the southern town of Gournadi on Saturday morning, local police chief Sazzad Hossain...

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BANGLADESH: Securing rights at the border area

Published in The Daily Star on Feb. 03 by Abir Abbas Chowdhury :: States possess broad authority to regulate the movement of foreign nationals across their borders. They exercise their sovereign powers to determine who will be admitted and for what period. However, it is essential to ensure that non-nationals enjoy all of the inalienable rights applicable under international law....

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BANGLADESH: HRW accuses Bangladesh govt of failing to ‘rein in’ security forces

A New York-based rights group says Bangladesh government has failed to prosecute security forces for “serious abuses” including killings, enforced disappearances and arbitrary arrests. In its 2015 World Report, released on Thursday, the Human Rights Watch (HRW) said government forces committed serious abuses both leading up to and after the January 2014 general election. The HRW has also criticised opposition...

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BANGLADSH: Stop violence in name of democratic movement

Capital reverberates all day long with the demand of citizens from all walks of life Published in the Daily Star on Jan. 25 :: “Stop violence in the name of political movement” was the silent cry reverberating through the streets in front of Jatiya Press Club, Central Shaheed Minar and Bangladesh National Museum throughout the day yesterday. People from all...

BANGLADESH: Amnesty Int’l for probe into killings, arson

Published in The Daily Star on Jan. 22 :: Expressing concern at the ongoing political violence, the Amnesty International has urged the government to “carry out thorough and impartial investigations into all instances of arson attacks and killings, and bring those responsible to justice in fair trials”. In a statement dated January 20, the London-based rights watchdog said the human...

BANGLADESH: No respite in Bangladesh violence over polls as death toll rises to 27

Published in The Reuters on Jan. 18 :: An 18-year-old man died after unidentified attackers hurled fire bombs at the vehicle in which he was travelling early on Sunday in Southern Barisal, lifting to 27 the death toll from violence in Bangladesh’s deepening political crisis since last year’s disputed elections. Bangladesh’s government ruled out military deployment to establish order after...

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BANGLADESH: Show restraint, end violence: UN rights body

Published in The Daily Star on Jan. 16 :: The United Nations Human Rights Commission today urged all political parties in Bangladesh to show restraint and bring an immediate end to the violence. The UN body also called on the authorities to ensure the prompt, impartial and effective investigation into all killings committed – irrespective of whether they were committed...

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BANGLADESH: Bangladesh must investigate deaths and release prisoners held in opposition crackdown

Published in www.amnesty.org on Jan. 08 :: Bangladeshi authorities must investigate the killing of protesters and release prisoners – including a prominent journalist and an opposition leader – arrested this week as part of an apparent crackdown against the opposition Bangladesh National Party (BNP), Amnesty International said.  Two people were reported killed on Wednesday night during clashes between police and...