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    AFAD expresses concern over ‘intimidation’ of Odhikar

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:48am on November 16, 2018

    The Asian Federation against Involuntary Disappearances has expressed its concern over the deteriorating situation in Bangladesh ahead of general election and the precarious position in...

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    Address deteriorating human rights conditions, EU asks Bangladesh

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:14am on November 16, 2018

    The European Parliament has passed a resolution calling on Bangladesh to urgently address deteriorating human rights conditions, extra judicial killings, enforced disappearances, excessive use of...

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    Rights activists demand Shahidul Alam’s immediate release

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:39am on November 14, 2018

    Rights activists at a protest rally marking the hundredth day of arbitrary detention of acclaimed photographer Shahidul Alam said on Tuesday that the government design...

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    FB must act to stop incitement ahead of 2020 Mynamar poll: report

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:00am on November 07, 2018

    Myanmar’s 2020 elections may be fertile ground for ‘incitement to violence’ and Facebook should prepare now, an assessment of the tech giant’s presence in the...

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    Orwell’s message in a bottle

    David N Smith | Updated at 12:00am on October 19, 2018

    IN JUNE the United States became the first and only nation to withdraw from the United Nations Human Rights Council, which a Trump administration official...

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    Humanitarian bombs

    David Swanson | Updated at 12:00am on October 17, 2018

    ONE should not sell bombs to a government that abuses human rights, which means murders a man without using one of the bombs....

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    Bangladesh becomes UNHRC member for next 3 years

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 11:19am on October 13, 2018

    Bangladesh has been elected a member of the United Nations Human Rights Council for the next three years in an election that took place...

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    Odhikar’s 24th founding anniversary today

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:45am on October 10, 2018

    Human rights organization Odhikar said Tuesday it was facing extreme repression and harassments by the government since 2013 for defending human rights....

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    UN calls for revising Digital Security Act

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 01:05am on October 10, 2018

    UN Human Rights body has called on Bangladesh to urgently revise the Digital Security Act to ensure that it is in line with international human...

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    Freedom of expression must to ensure human rights: Swiss envoy

    Staff Correspondent . Chattogram | Updated at 01:31am on October 08, 2018

    Ambassador of Switzerland to Bangladesh Rene Holenstein on Sunday said that freedom of expression and press freedom are important benchmarks for human rights in any...