01/26/2022

Human Rights Sanctions On Bangladesh —A Prediction Or A Warning?

For the US, the question is how to be aggressive enough to keep some democratic alleys open for the future. William B Milam Curtesy: FridayTimes As […]
12/18/2021

How Bangladesh’s Digital Security Act Is Creating a Culture of Fear

The Bangladeshi government has used a vaguely worded law on digital security to crack down on its critics and dispel online dissent. Author and social activist […]
12/18/2021

US Treasury Sanctions Perpetrators of Serious Human Rights Abuse

WASHINGTON — Today (December 10, 2021), on International Human Rights Day, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is designating 15 […]
01/19/2023

Lu’s visit: Old message, only louder

Lu’s visit: Old message, only louder Ali Riaz US Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asia Donald Lu’s two-day visit to Dhaka has drawn significant attention […]
01/12/2023

DONORS RAISE CONCERNS OVER SHRINKING CIVIC SPACE, CRACKDOWN ON CRITICS: HRW

DONORS RAISE CONCERNS OVER SHRINKING CIVIC SPACE, CRACKDOWN ON CRITICS: HRW Members of the Special Security Force “Rapid Action Battalion” (RAB) are deployed during the celebration […]
12/14/2022

Bangladesh government digs in against protests as economy teeters

Experts warn of 2023 debt challenge and election considered unlikely to be fair DHAKA — Political tensions in Bangladesh are boiling after a weekend that saw […]
12/14/2022

Two Bangladeshi opposition leaders arrested in government crackdown

Seven killed and thousands arrested as Hasina regime continues repressive campaign against opponents Two top leaders of Bangladesh’s main opposition party have been arrested amid a […]
12/05/2022

RtoF panel discussion on Dissent Criminalized: The State of Freedom of Speech in Bangladesh.

RtoF panel discussion on Dissent Criminalized: The State of Freedom of Speech in Bangladesh. DSA is a government tool used to silence journalists in Bangladesh The […]
11/01/2022

What’s Next for Bangladeshi Politics?

Since July 2022, Bangladeshi opposition parties, especially the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), have been holding rallies throughout the country. Though Bangladesh has experienced political volatility and regular general strikes […]
07/06/2022

Bangladesh Ranks Below War-torn Afghanistan in Press Freedom

Washington, DC – Decades ago, Bangladesh was crowned the “Emerging Tiger of Asia.” It was supposed to go very far. Unfortunately, now the country is facing the […]
04/18/2022

US State Department 2021 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices: Bangladesh

US STATE DEPARTMENT 2021 COUNTRY REPORTS ON HUMAN RIGHTS PRACTICES: BANGLADESH Bangladesh’s constitution provides for a parliamentary form of government that consolidates most power in the […]
03/16/2022

Dhaka’s abstention in Ukraine vote is an anomaly

Bangladesh’s abstention in the vote on the Ukraine crisis at the United Nations’ emergency special session on March 3, 2022 deserves much more scrutiny than it […]