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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...

BANGLADESH: Crackdown on Opposition, Media

Published in www.hrw.org on Jan. 08 :: The Bangladesh government should immediately end its use of excessive force, stop arbitrary arrests of members of opposition parties, and lift restrictions on the media, Human Rights Watch said today. Hundreds of opposition activists, including from the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and the Jamaat-e-Islami Party, have been rounded up and arrested across the...

BANGLADESH: Crackdown on Opposition, Media

Protests Against 2014 Elections Squashed Published in www.hrw.org on Jan. 8:: The Bangladesh government should immediately end its use of excessive force, stop arbitrary arrests of members of opposition parties, and lift restrictions on the media, Human Rights Watch said today. Hundreds of opposition activists, including from the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and the Jamaat-e-Islami Party, have been rounded up...

BANGLADESH: 2014: A year of random human rights violation

Published in The Financial Express on Jan 06 :: It was indeed worrisome to see deteriorating human rights condition of our country during the last year. If drastic action is not taken to improve the situation, things will go out of control shortly. Last year 147 people died in political clashes, 128 people killed in so called crossfire incidents, 88...

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BANGLADESH: Human rights situation was alarming in 2014: ASK

Published in The Daily Star on 31 Dec. 2014 ::  The human rights situation in Bangladesh was alarming in 2014, says an annual report published by Ain O Salish Kendra (ASK) today. At least 88 people became victims of forced disappearance this year. Twelve of them returned while bodies of 23 were found later, Ain o Salish Kendra Executive Director...