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    Free Khaleda for restoration of democracy: BNP

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:00am on September 03, 2020

    Standing committee members of Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Wednesday in an online discussion said that the military-backed caretaker government of Fakruddin Ahmed had taken steps...

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    Enforced disappearances weaken democracy

    | Updated at 12:00am on September 01, 2020

    IT IS worrying that enforced disappearance, which has earned the country a negative image at home and abroad, goes unabated with security forces and law...

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    Thai court issues warrants after protesters tackle royal taboos

    Agence France-Presse . Bangkok | Updated at 10:38pm on August 19, 2020

    A Thai court issued arrest warrants Wednesday for six pro-democracy activists involved in recent rallies that have seen frank discussion of the monarchy and calls...

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    US cabinet member lauds Taiwan’s democracy

    Agence France-Presse . Taipei | Updated at 10:30pm on August 10, 2020

    A US cabinet member heaped praise on Taiwan’s democracy and its success in battling the coronavirus as he met the island’s leader on Monday during...

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    Hong Kong police raid pro-democracy newspaper, arrest owner

    Agence France-Presse . Hong Kong | Updated at 11:36am on August 10, 2020

    Hong Kong pro-democracy media tycoon Jimmy Lai was arrested Monday and led in handcuffs through his newspaper office as police raided the building, part of...

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    Sudan to try ousted Bashir over 1989 coup

    Agence France-Presse . Khartoum | Updated at 09:46pm on July 20, 2020

    Sudan’s former autocratic president Omar al-Bashir, ousted amid a popular pro-democracy uprising last year, faces trial from Tuesday over the military coup that brought him...

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    Democracy under threat during pandemic, global leaders warn

    Agence France-Presse . Stockholm | Updated at 12:05pm on June 25, 2020

    Over 500 political and civil society leaders, Nobel laureates and rights groups, on Thursday warned that some governments were using the coronavirus pandemic to ‘tighten...

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    BNP observes Zia’s death anniversary

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:51am on May 31, 2020

    The Bangladesh Nationalist Party and its front and associate organisations on Saturday observed the 39th anniversary of the death of president Ziaur Rahman across the...

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    Shrinking space for freedom

    by Monwarul Islam | Updated at 01:27am on March 26, 2020

    WHEN the government acts against people, it becomes people’s duty, patriotic duty that is, to save democracy and the country from the government. The people,...

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    Mujib’s thoughts on oppositionalism while in opposition

    Nurul Kabir | Updated at 12:00am on March 17, 2020

    Sheikh Mujibur Rahman (1920–1975), the founding president of Bangladesh, leaves behind him immensely valuable experiences of oppositional activism in mainstream politics which remains to be...