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    BNP to form human chain marking human rights day

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 04:37pm on December 09, 2017

    Bangladesh Nationalist Party will stage human chain on Sunday across the country, including the capital, marking the international human rights day. BNP senior joint secretary...

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    Surge in HR abuses against MPs linked to democracies in crisis

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:54am on December 09, 2017

    Human rights abuses against parliamentarians reached a new high in 2017, according to Inter-Parliamentary Union statistics. Parliamentarians from Cambodia, Maldives, Turkey and Venezuela alone, where...

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    HR body urges govt to ensure safe ‘release’ of disappeared ex-diplomat

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:31am on December 09, 2017

    The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development on Friday urged the Bangladesh government to take urgent measures to ensure the ‘safe release’ of former...

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    Adilur gets Franco-German prize for human rights

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:08am on December 07, 2017

    Bangladeshi human rights activist Adilur Rahman Khan, also Odhikar secretary, has been awarded with Franco-German Prize for Human Rights and the Rule of Law for...

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    Human Rights Short Film Fest held

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 10:57pm on November 23, 2017

    A two-day film festival featuring short films on human rights issues was held at the Muzaffar Ahmed Chowdhury Auditorium of Social Science Faculty, Dhaka University...

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    Human rights of workers severely ignored: seminar

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 09:23pm on October 11, 2017

    Human rights of workers engaged in informal sectors and managerial staff in formal sector have remained severely ignored in absence of legal protection and practices,...

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    Rights groups slam UN council inaction over Myanmar crisis

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 08:50am on September 13, 2017

    Two leading human rights groups on Tuesday slammed the UN Security Council for inaction over the crisis in Myanmar, where 370,000 Rohingya Muslims have been...

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    Be vocal against enforced disappearances

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on August 31, 2017

    Rights campaigners on Wednesday requested enforced disappearance victim families to be vocal and mobilize public opinion against the illegal happenings by bringing perpetrators to justice...

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    Former loyalists lose faith in Suu Kyi

    Associated Press . Yangon | Updated at 12:34am on August 30, 2017

    As Aung San Suu Kyi launched a national struggle against decades of harsh military rule, one medical student worked tirelessly at her side, facing down...

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    Dhaka clarifies rights concerns to UN HR chief

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 01:32am on August 26, 2017

    Bangladesh on Friday clarified to UN high commissioner for human rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein its position on the concerns raised allegedly by vested quarters...