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    DRC security forces kill 31 attackers in Lubumbashi

    Agence-France-Presse . DR Congo | Updated at 09:43pm on March 30, 2020

    DR Congo security forces have killed 31 armed assailants in clashes around Lubumbashi, the country’s second-largest city, a human rights group said Sunday, denouncing the...

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    Coronavirus: beyond human rights

    Koldo Casla | Updated at 12:00am on March 21, 2020

    I WRITE this in haste, like everything that is being written about COVID-19. Most of us outside China only started to take this threat seriously...

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    Syria death toll 384,000 after nine years of war

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 11:21pm on March 14, 2020

    At least 384,000 people have died in Syria, including more than 116,000 civilians, since the war began in March 2011, the Syrian Observatory for Human...

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    Dozens detained at Russian opposition protest

    Agence France-Presse . Moscow | Updated at 11:08pm on March 14, 2020

    Moscow police detained dozens of people at a protest against ‘political repressions’ near the headquarters of the Russian security service, including a well-known human rights...

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    Erosion of rule of law and a crisis for human rights

    | Updated at 12:00am on March 13, 2020

    BANGLADESH has slid down from its 2019 ranking to have been in the 115th position among 128 countries in the Rule of Law Index 2020,...

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    UN asked to verify Bangladesh’s HR information

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 12:45am on March 06, 2020

    Dhaka has requested the United Nations to verify human rights related information about Bangladesh received from alternative sources for avoiding exaggeration over any situation. The...

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    Savar OC, seven others sued for fraud

    Court Correspondent | Updated at 01:34am on February 28, 2020

    A case has been filed against Savar police station officer-in-charge FM Shahid Hossain, three other police offices and four other people for reportedly robbing, intimidating...

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    EU sounds GSP withdrawal warning

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:11am on February 24, 2020

    The European Commission has warned Bangladesh about its readiness to launch the procedure for withdrawal of the generalised scheme of preferences if it fails to...

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    391 extrajudicial killings in 2019, human rights situation alarming: Odhikar

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 02:16am on February 11, 2020

    Human rights organisation Odhikar in its ‘Annual Human Rights Report 2019: Bangladesh’ said that the country witnessed a total of 391 alleged extrajudicial killings and...

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    Nearly 550 killed in Iraq protest violence

    Agence France-Presse . Baghdad | Updated at 02:41pm on February 08, 2020

    Nearly 550 Iraqis have been killed in protest-related violence since unprecedented anti-government demonstrations erupted in the capital and southern cities in October, the Iraqi Human...