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  • Bangladesh: Torture, Custodial Deaths, and Unfair Trials after the 2009 Mutiny of the Bangladesh Rifles0

    www.hrw.org/ “The Fear Never Leaves Me” “The Fear Never Leaves Me” Map of Bangladesh Map of BDR Pilkhana Headquarters, Dhaka Summary Methodology I. The Bangladesh Rifles II. The February 25-26 Mutiny III. Abuses against Suspected Mutineers IV. Due Process and Fair Trials Concerns V. Recommendations Acknowledgements DOWNLOADS Download the full report Download the report in

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  • INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY: STAND AGAINST AUTHORITARIAN RULE IN BANGLADESH0

    12.10.2020 HRW ROBERT F. KENNEDY HUMAN RIGHTS The international community should take a strong stand for the protection of human rights in Bangladesh, seven human rights groups said on International Human Rights Day. As Bangladeshis grapple with the impact of Covid-19, the ruling Awami League has used the pandemic to tighten the screws on critics and the free press,

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  • Human Rights Watch: Bangladesh Events of 20190

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    • December 10, 2020

    Bangladesh Events of 2019 Students protest against the murder of Abrar Fahad, a student at the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, who was allegedly beaten to death by ruling party activists, in Dhaka, October 9, 2019. © 2019 Mehedi Hasan/NurPhoto via Getty Images Available In: English বাংলা National Election Aftermath Freedom of Expression and

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  • Bangladesh: “I Sleep in My Own Deathbed” – Pivotal Moment to Stop Violence Against Women0

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    • October 29, 2020

    www.hrw.org “I Sleep in My Own Deathbed” Summary Methodology I. Government Responses to Violence Against Women and Girls in Bangladesh II. Social Pressure Not to Report Abuse III. Lack of Services for Survivors of Gender-Based Violence IV. How the Bangladesh Justice System Fails Women V. International Law VI. Recommendations Acknowledgments   October 29, 2020 “I

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  • Bangladesh: Stop Intimidating Activists, Victims’ Families0

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    • October 27, 2020

    October 24, 2020 Human Rights Organizations Condemn Crackdown on Free Speech Rights Bangladeshi police cordon off the court building during the court appearance of former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia in Dhaka, Bangladesh, December 28, 2017. © 2017 AP Photo/A.M. Ahad (New York) – The Bangladesh authorities should end the ongoing harassment and threats against activists, human rights defenders,

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  • Bangladesh: Crackdown on Critics, Activists – HRW0

    Bangladesh  Dangerous Clampdown on Freedoms in Rohingya Refugee Camps Events of 2019 Languages Bengali English Bangladesh’s ruling Awami League government ignored calls during the year for an independent investigation into serious allegations of electoral fraud after the December 2018 national elections. Impunity for abuses by security forces, including enforced disappearances and extrajudicial killings, remained pervasive.

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  • Bangladesh: Online Surveillance, Control0

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    • January 12, 2020

    Netra News Latest to be Blocked in Free Speech Crackdown (New York) – Bangladesh authorities are blocking access to online news sites in violation of the right to free speech and access to information, Human Rights Watch said today. The government has also adopted advanced methods to block or conduct surveillance on internet traffic and

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  • In Kashmir, Government’s Priority Should be to Protect Civil Liberties0

    August 26, 2019 Blacking Out Communication Channels is a Form of Collective Punishment that Cripples Daily Lives and Economic ActivitiesPublished in Scroll.In  “The number you have called has been temporarily disconnected,” is the message I hear every time I dial my friend’s phone in Srinagar. My friend remains unreachable for the 21st day on Monday. On

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  • Bangladesh: Human rights voices weaken under pressure0

    Sheikh Sabiha Alam . Dhaka | Prothom Alo Jun 20, 2019   Jesmin Nahar stands alone, helpless. Her husband, Mukhlesur Rahman, was a homeopathic physician. On 4 August 2016 he was picked up by the police. The next day his wife Jesmin went to their local police station in Satkhira sadar, but the police denied any

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  • Bangladesh: New Arrests Over Social Media Posts0

    May 17, 2019 Poet, Lawyer, Activists Jailed in Free Speech Crackdown (New York) – Bangladesh authorities made a series of new arrests in their crackdown on the right to free speech, Human Rights Watch said today. The arrests were based on vague charges such as “hurting religious sentiment” or undermining “law and order.” Those arrested

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  • Bangladesh Opposition Leader Zia in Prison a Year0

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    • February 9, 2019

    Human Rights Watch 8 February 2019 Investigate 2018 Election Abuses One year ago, Khaleda Zia, the leader of Bangladesh’s main opposition party, the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), was sent to prison. Zia was convicted ahead of the December 2018 elections when the courts acted on longstanding cases against her. While Human Rights Watch takes no

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  • Human Rights Watch: Bangladesh: Violent Repression of Opposition0

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    • January 17, 2019

    January 17, 2019 Human Rights Watch Rohingya Return Plans Risk Refugees Lives (New York) – Bangladesh violently cracked down on criticism of the ruling Awami League in advance of national elections in 2018, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2019. Instead of responding to calls for accountability, security forces engaged in violence, torture, enforced disappearances,

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  • Bangladesh: Election Abuses Need Independent Probe0

    January 2, 2019 Human Rights Watch Free Journalists Held for Reporting Vote Rigging An independent and impartial commission should investigate the serious allegations of abuses in the Bangladesh elections, Human Rights Watch said today. The allegations include attacks on opposition party members, voter intimidation, vote rigging, and partisan behavior by election officials in the pre-election

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  • Bangladesh: Protect Freedom of Expression0

    Repeal Draconian Section 57 but New Law Should Not Replicate Abuses by Human Rights Watch       9/5/2018   Police in Bangladesh have registered hundreds of complaints under the Information and Communication Technology Act, including against authors of social media posts and journalists criticizing the political leadership and the ruling Awami League party.  © 2018

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