Rights

Rights

Chinese policies could prevent millions of minority births: Report

Scholars say Beijing does not view all babies as equally desirable in Xinjiang, and is actively pursuing a policy of decreasing the number of children born to ethnic minorities

Witness Patigul Talip (L) reacts as she speaks on the first day of hearings at the "Uyghur Tribunal", a panel of UK-based lawyers and rights experts investigating alleged abuses against Uyghurs in China, in London on 4 June, 2021

China ex-policeman reveals chilling account of torture of Uyghurs

The hearings were requested by the Germany-based World Uyghur Congress, the US-funded Uyghur lobby group that wants greater autonomy for Xinjiang, to “investigate ongoing atrocities and possible ...

Witness Uyghur teacher Qelbinur Sidik (L) speaks on the first day of hearings at the "Uyghur Tribunal", a panel of UK-based lawyers and rights experts investigating alleged abuses against Uyghurs in China, in London on 4 June 2021

Voluntary Rohingya repatriation in short term looks more challenging: UN

UNHCR called on the international community, including through the recently launched 2021 Joint Response Plan, to continue to support the government of Bangladesh who have taken on a huge ...

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Gillian Triggs (L) and Bangladesh foreign minister A. K. Abdul Momen hold press conference after their meeting in Dhaka on 2 June 2021

Putin ready to discuss rights in Russia, US with Biden: Moscow

Russian president Vladimir Putin is ready to discuss a range of rights issues with his US counterpart Joe Biden when they meet next month, including the "persecution" of those behind the US Capitol ...

Putin ready to discuss rights in Russia, US with Biden: Moscow

Who leak the personal phone conversations?

If the government had taken initiative, it could have brought the TV channels airing those leaked conversations to book and could have found out who ha provided those to them. No such intention was ...

Who leak the personal phone conversations?

Opinion

Official Secrets Act is nonexistent

The Official Secrets Act, 1923 has become nonexistent since 4 November, 1972, as it is conflicting and inconsistent with the fundamental rights of the people of Bangladesh, I believe

Official Secrets Act is nonexistent

Thank you all, and let’s hold on to this unity

Those who have demanded Rozina’s release and protested continuously against the injustice done to her, are our inspiration and endless source of courage

Thank you all, and let’s hold on to this unity

Interview of Farida Yasmin

'Investigative journalism cannot be suppressed'

President of National Press Club, Farida Yasmin, in an interview with Prothom Alo, says that investigative journalism can never be suppressed

'Investigative journalism cannot be suppressed'

Sahinuddin Murder Case: Accused killed in reported gunfight

An accused in the sensational Sahinuddin murder case has been killed in what the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) claimed a gunfight with them in capital’s Mirpur area

Sahinuddin Murder Case: Accused killed in reported gunfight

Commentary by Mahfuz Anam

Why should she be in jail for 3 days?

Again, we do not question the learned judge but sincerely plead that we, the law abiding citizens, stand totally confused as to how we should understand the law and seek justice

Why should she be in jail for 3 days?
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