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    Rights groups fail to visit spot for ‘insecurity’

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:38pm on September 11, 2018

    A team of eight rights organisations had to return to Dhaka from Lama in Bandarban on September 5 without visiting a village where two Tripura...

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    Bangladeshi protesters ill-treated: UN rights chief

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on September 11, 2018

    New United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Monday said that student protesters and media professionals in Bangladesh were recently attacked, arrested...

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    Saudi seeks death penalty for prominent cleric

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 07:06pm on September 04, 2018

    Saudi Arabia's public prosecutor sought the death penalty against prominent cleric Sheikh Salman al-Awda at the start of his trial Tuesday in Riyadh, a year...

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    Arbitrary arrests increase ahead of polls: ALRC

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:43am on August 31, 2018

    The government has increased arbitrary arrests and detentions along with violations of human rights like enforced disappearance and use of torture ahead of the general...

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    Int’l Day of victims of enforced disappearances observed

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:10am on August 31, 2018

    International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances was observed in Bangladesh on Thursday with calls from victim families to prosecute perpetrators of enforced disappearances...

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    Top military men responsible for human rights abuse in Myanmar: US

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 10:58am on August 29, 2018

    Mentioning that the findings of a new report indicate widespread human rights abuses by the Myanmar military and its other security forces, the United States...

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    There must not be impunity for HR violations in Rakhine: UK  

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:10am on August 29, 2018

    British minister of state for Asia and the Pacific Mark Field has said the gravity of the UN report on human rights violations in Myanmar...

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    The challenge of an era

    Sherif Elsayed-Ali  | Updated at 12:00am on August 26, 2018

    IN MAY 2018, Amnesty International, Access Now, and a handful of partner organizations launched the Toronto Declaration on protecting the right to equality and non-discrimination...

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    A call for an international right of hospitality

    Etienne Balibar | Updated at 12:05am on August 21, 2018

    THE situation in the Mediterranean basin continues to intensify: a daily mass grave which is partly a cover-up, with states establishing or tolerating methods of...

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    81 int'l personalities demand release of Shahidul

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on August 21, 2018

    Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz, Indian scholars Binayak Sen, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak and 78 international personalities in an open letter on Monday demanded release of acclaimed...