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    The DSA’s assault on civil rights

    Andrew Anderson | Updated at 12:00am on October 20, 2020

    THE period between 2013 and 2016 saw an unprecedented wave of religious extremist attacks in Bangladesh against writers, bloggers and publishers, several been hacked to...

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    Rape monstrous, but death penalty not the answer: UN rights chief

    Agence France-Presse. Geneva | Updated at 11:53am on October 16, 2020

    Sentencing rapists to death, as Bangladesh did Thursday, is not an appropriate punishment even for such a heinous crime, the UN rights chief said. ‘Tempting...

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    Amnesty suspends India work due to govt ‘witch hunt’

    Agence France-Presse. New Delhi | Updated at 01:51pm on September 29, 2020

    Amnesty International said Tuesday it has suspended its Indian operations after its bank accounts were frozen in what it called a government ‘witch-hunt’ against rights...

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    UN betrays people on upholding rights

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 01:06am on September 17, 2020

    The United Nations has betrayed common people by failing to uphold their rights while overemphasising a notion of sovereignty of the member states, experts said...

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    Independent probe into Mozambique naked woman execution sought

    Agence France-Presse .Johannesburg | Updated at 10:24am on September 16, 2020

    Rights watchdog Amnesty International on Tuesday called for an independent probe into the killing of a naked pregnant woman by men in military uniform in...

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    Bangladesh should reunify refugee families: HRW

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:54pm on September 15, 2020

    New York–based rights group Human Rights Watch on Tuesday said that Bangladesh government should bring the refugees, who were kept in the island of Bhasan...

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    International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples today

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:34am on August 09, 2020

    Ethnic minorities and human rights activists of the country will observe the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples today. This year the UN took...

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    Stop harassing families of rights defenders: AI

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:49am on August 08, 2020

    Amnesty International on Friday asked the government to stop harassing and intimidating the family members of exiled blogger Asad Noor and other human rights defenders...

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    Peaceful protests a fundamental human right: UN watchdog

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 01:19am on July 30, 2020

    As authorities worldwide grapple with swelling demonstrations over issues like political rights and racial justice, a UN committee Wednesday reaffirmed that protesting peacefully, online or...

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    Human rights situation no better: UK

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 12:51am on July 17, 2020

    The British authorities on Thursday said that there was no improvement in the overall human rights situation in Bangladesh in 2019. The ruling Awami League...