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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...

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    Law enforcers pro-active in arresting accused in DSA case: Article 19

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:20am on July 04, 2020

    Law enforcement agencies in Bangladesh have been particularly active in arresting defendants in cases under Digital Security Act compared to cases filed under charges of...

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    New report seeks greater respect for Bangladesh women workers’ rights

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:31pm on June 30, 2020

    A new report released on Tuesday by International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and Bangladeshi rights group Odhikar called for greater respect for the rights...

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    Lawyer Idrisur Rahman dies of COVID-19

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:17am on June 25, 2020

    Senior Supreme Court lawyer and human rights activist Md Idrisur Rahman died of COVID-19 infection. He was 64. His junior Pratikar Chakma told New Age...

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    Government not tolerating dissenting voices: Moudud

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:43am on June 21, 2020

    Bangladesh Nationalist Party standing committee member Moudud Ahmed on Saturday said that the government was not tolerating dissenting voices and that they had been using...

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    Killing with near impunity in Philippine drug war: UN

    Agenc France-Presse . Manila | Updated at 10:36pm on June 04, 2020

    Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte’s drug war has unleashed widespread and systematic killing with ‘near impunity’ for offenders, a UN report said Thursday, calling for an...

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    UN experts call Bangladesh to end persecution of journalist

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 07:41pm on May 27, 2020

    UN experts have called on the Bangladesh government to stop the ongoing ‘persecution of journalist Shafiqul Islam Kajol’ and expressed concern about his previous suspected...