Bangladeshi cartoonist Kabir Kishore arrested in May 2020 under a cyber security law was released March 4. Kishore says he was tortured.
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News about the struggle for better democracy in Bangladesh. According to Freedom House, the latest elections were "deemed free and fair by European Union observers and other monitoring groups but serious problems remain in the election system and in ensuring human rights". Also check out our section on World Democracy.
Bangladesh authorities have arrested hundreds, including children, for using social media to express displeasure with government.
Bangladesh’s democratic hopes are unfulfilled 50 years after independence. In fact, a few years after gaining self-rule, the dreams faded.
New report shows India is now as autocratic as Pakistan in terms of censorship, and worse than both Bangladesh and Nepal.
Authorities in Bangladesh must end escalating crackdown on human rights and respect and protect people’s right to freedom of expression.
Following the death of a writer in a high-security prison on February 25, protesters took to the streets of Bangladesh’s capital.
Protests erupted in Bangladesh over the death of Mushtaq Ahmed, a crocodile farmer and satirical writer, detained in May 2020.
Years in prison for the charges of publishing false or offensive information and transmitting defamatory information.
Some critics of government’s response to COVID-19 in Bangladesh are facing the law over charges of spreading rumours and misinformation on facebook.
New telecommunications and internet restrictions on Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh will disrupt critical humanitarian and emergency services, HRW.