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    HRW slams govt over repression on opposition activists

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on December 15, 2018

    Human Rights Watch said on Friday that the security forces of Bangladesh had been arresting and intimidating opposition figures and threatening freedom of expression ahead...

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    HRW asks Argentina to probe Saudi Crown Prince over Yemen, Khashoggi

    Reuters . Buenos Aires | Updated at 11:20am on November 27, 2018

    Human Rights Watch has asked Argentina to use a war crimes clause in its constitution to investigate the role of Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin...

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    HRW blasts Bangladesh’s crackdown on social media

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on October 20, 2018

    United States-based Human Rights Watch in a statement on Friday said that Bangladesh government has embarked upon ‘intensive’ and ‘intrusive’ surveillance and monitoring of social...

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    Int’l rights bodies urge govt to stop arbitrary arrests, prosecute attackers

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 03:01pm on August 15, 2018

    International rights organizations on Wednesday urged Bangladesh government to halt ‘arbitrary arrests’, prosecute violent attackers on student protesters and immediately and unconditionally release those thrown...

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    HRW urges Bangladesh to suspend ‘war on drugs’

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 01:14pm on June 07, 2018

    Human Rights Watch has urged Bangladesh to suspend its ‘war on drugs’ campaign until proper training and procedures are put in place to ensure that...

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    Provide info on rape of Rohingya women: HRW, Fortify Rights to Myanmar

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:39am on May 25, 2018

    Myanmar should comply with a United Nation committee’s request for information on the military’s responsibility for widespread rape of Rohingya women and girls in northern...

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    HRW urges govt to scrap draconian elements of Digital Security Act

    Staff Correspondent  | Updated at 06:44pm on February 23, 2018

    New York-based international human rights organisation Human Rights Watch on Friday said the government of Bangladesh should review and reform the proposed Digital Security Act instead of...

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    Lanka still using draconian anti-terror laws: HRW

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:19am on January 30, 2018

    Sri Lanka’s government is still using draconian anti-terror laws that give police sweeping powers to arrest and detain suspects despite promising to abolish them, Human...

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    Trump is ‘disaster’ for human rights: HRW

    Reuters | Updated at 10:14pm on January 19, 2018

    US president Donald Trump's record on human rights in his first year in office has been a ‘disaster’ and has encouraged oppression by authoritarian leaders...

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    New villages destroyed after deal: HRW

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:05am on December 19, 2017

    Myanmar’s army burned down dozens of Rohingya homes within days of signing a refugee repatriation deal with Bangladesh, showing the agreement was a mere ‘public...