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Democracy under Siege In Bangladesh: Autocratic State Repression Continues Unabated

Democracy is about lasting and functional institutions of the state. People’s choice is the root of democracy. When people’s choice is confiscated, issue of democracy remains a ...
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Citizen Movement submitted Memorandum to British Prime Minster

London, 27 January: Citizen Movement, a UK based civil society organisation of Bangladeshi expatriate living in the UK submitted a  memorandum to the British Prime Minster David Cameron ...
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Quest for Democracy in Bangladesh

Dr. Tuhin Malik Introduction The quest for democracy in Bangladesh is moving in circles. The country gained its independence through both the democratic process and through war. During ...
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Human Rights and Decay of Ethical Values of Society and the State

Farhad Mazhar I intend to share with you my concerns about the human rights violation in Bangladesh. I assume that most of you are aware of the reports coming out of the human rights ...
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‘War Crimes convicts can file review petitions against verdict’

The Appellate Division has ruled that both the prosecution and the condemned 1971 war criminals may enjoy the right to file review petitions against its verdict within the 15 days of ...
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Bangladeshis ‘sold as modern day slave’ unearthed in Thailand

Md. Kamruzzaman: On 11th October 14, modern-day slavery has been unearthed in a rubber plantation deep in the jungle in Fhuket province of the Southern Thailand. 134 Bangladeshis sold ...
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Bangladesh: Fresh death sentences show urgent need to end executions

Bangladesh must immediately impose a moratorium on executions as a first step towards abolition of the death penalty and ensure that political interference does not mar judicial processes, ...
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Bangladesh: No Justice for Wounded Child

(New York) – The Bangladeshi government should order an independent investigation and prosecute members of the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) responsible for a 2011 attack on a child ...
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Adilur gets Kennedy HR award

Dhaka: Odhikar Secretary Adilur Rahman Khan was presented the 2014 Robert F Kennedy Human Rights Award by Robert F Kennedy’s wife Ethel Kennedy in a ceremony in Capitol Hill in ...
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Tuhin Malik faced long interrogation at BD Airport

Dhaka:  Veteran lawyer and civil society member Dr. Tuhin Malik has been subject to serious questioning at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on Saturday 22 November. He was travelling ...