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Human rights

Free speech highly controlled on plea of COVID-19 in Bangladesh: HRW

Bangladesh doubled down on an authoritarian crackdown on free speech, arresting critics, and censoring media. The Awami League-led government used the COVID-19 pandemic as a pretext to carry out its ...

Free speech highly controlled on plea of COVID-19 in Bangladesh: HRW

Saudi court jails women’s rights activist

The verdict and sentence pose a challenge to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s relationship with US president-elect Joe Biden, who has criticised Riyadh’s human rights record

Saudi court jails women’s rights activist

Rohingya Crisis

‘What choice do we have?’

Stay in a squalid refugee camp -- hopeless, starving, and made to feel a burden -- or leave, risking death, rape, human trafficking and months at sea to reach a husband you’ve never met

A Rohingya refugee looks from inside a kitchen of the camp for widows and orphans inside the Balukhali camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, on 5 December 2017

Bangladesh, Turkey show real leadership in dealing with refugees: Turkish ambassador

Turkish ambassador to Bangladesh Mustafa Osman Turan has said that prime minister Sheikh Hasina has demonstrated true leadership by allowing shelter to over 700,000 Rohingyas with a decent living ...

Turkish ambassador to Bangladesh Mustafa Osman Turan meets Rohingyas during his recent visit to Rohingya camps in Cox's Bazar

New report reveals extreme traumatic stress among Rohingya genocide survivors

The trauma symptoms experienced by a majority of Rohingya are indicative of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, a serious mental-health condition that can interfere with leading a constructive life

An exhausted Rohingya refugee woman touches the shore after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border by boat through the Bay of Bengal in Shah Porir Dwip, Bangladesh, on 11 September 2017

A democracy to speak, or not to speak

In the past, if the people lost their trust in the government, they would turn to the opposition. But now they are unable to have confidence in anyone

A democracy to speak, or not to speak

Rohingya crisis: Canada ready to intervene jointly with Netherlands

Canada has played a key role in the passing of several resolutions before the United Nations General Assembly and the Human Rights Council, and worked to establish the Independent Investigative ...

Canadian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Benoit Préfontaine

Interview: Jyotirmoy Barua

‘Freedom of speech curbed further during corona times’

Jyotirmoy Barua, lawyer at the Supreme Court, speaks in an interview with Prothom Alo about the human rights situation in the country and legal recourse for the people.

‘Freedom of speech curbed further during corona times’

Images of police beating Black man shameful for France: Macron

The beating inside the entrance of a building was captured on closed circuit television and mobile phone footage, which has circulated widely online and has made headlines around Europe

Tear gas floats in the air as a protestor attends a demonstration against a bill that would make it a crime to circulate an image of a police officer's face, in Nantes, France, on 27 November 2020

Why so hesitant to condemn Myanmar?

A close study reveals the position of most of the countries remained unchanged over time. The nine countries that voted against the resolution are Belarus, Cambodia, China, Laos, Philippines, Russia, ...

Why so hesitant to condemn Myanmar?
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