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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...

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    Sri Lanka president warns UN over war crimes claims

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:49am on May 21, 2020

    Sri Lanka Tuesday threatened to pull out of the UN Human Rights Council if it pursued war crimes claims allegedly committed by government forces during...

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    Amnesty International urges Bangladesh to put HR at centre of its COVID-19 responses

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:24pm on May 14, 2020

    Bangladesh’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic has fallen short of respecting, protecting and fulfilling the human rights of people affected by COVID-19, Amnesty International said...

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    HRW urges Bangladesh govt to drop charges against cartoonist, journalists

    Muktadir Rashid | Updated at 06:23pm on May 08, 2020

    Human Rights Watch on Friday called on the Bangladesh government to withdraw charges against journalists and a cartoonist...

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    Citizens worried over arrests, disappearances

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:51am on May 07, 2020

    Different political parties, human rights organisations and several hundred citizens in separate statements on Wednesday voiced grave concerns over the arrests of several human rights...

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    Pandemic could create human rights disaster: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:16am on April 28, 2020

    The UN rights chief warned Monday that countries flouting the rule of law in the name of fighting the novel coronavirus pandemic risk sparking a...

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    KSA abolishes flogging

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 12:47am on April 26, 2020

    Saudi Arabia has abolished flogging as a punishment, the supreme court announced, hailing the latest in a series of ‘human rights advances’ made by the...

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    Aid sought for 2cr families for 3 months

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:06am on April 23, 2020

    A group of academics, researchers and human rights activists on Wednesday demanded that the government take initiative to provide around 2 crore families with food,...

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    HRW asks Malaysia to allow Rohingyas reaching ashore

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 02:25am on April 19, 2020

    The Human Right Watch on Saturday called on the Malaysian government to allow Rohingyas reaching the coastal areas of the South-eastern country by boats and...

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    Confiscate looters’ property to save people: citizens

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:48am on April 04, 2020

    Fifty-five concerned citizens, socio-cultural and human rights activists on Friday urged the government to take urgent steps to save lives of crores of poor and...