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Dhaka: Outraged over the detention of acclaimed international photographer Sahidul Alam in his home country Bangladesh for his criticism of the government, several international forums have slammed the south-Asian nation. more
Bangladesh: Detained photographer Shahidul Alam moved to hospital, Indian photographer Raghu Rai urges Sheikh Hasina for his release

Dhaka: Internationally acclaimed photographer and activist Shahidul Alam, taken into custody by Bangladesh police for his criticism of the Government, was on Wednesday moved to the hospit ...

Human Rights Watch asks Bangladesh government to stop attacks on student protesters, critics

Dhaka: Instead of prosecuting those responsible for unlawfully attacking student protesters demanding road safety, Bangladesh authorities are arresting students and targeting activists an ...

UN chief hears ‘heartbreaking accounts’ of suffering from Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh; urges international community to ‘step up support’

New York: United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres visited Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh on Monday, declaring that “nothing could have prepared me for the sca ...

UN chief applauds Bangladesh for ‘opening borders’ to Rohingya refugees in need

New York: United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has applauded Bangladesh for giving a safe haven to hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees driven from their homes i ...

UN mobilizes in Rohingya camps to support babies born of rape; young mothers face stigma

New York: Despite challenges brought on by the arrival of the monsoon season this month, United Nations agencies in Bangladesh continue to support nearly one million Rohingya refugees, in ...

Rohingya refugee shelters ‘washed away’ in Bangladesh monsoon rains: UN agency

New York: Two days of heavy monsoon rains have caused severe structural damage to camps in Bangladesh hosting one million Rohingya refugees from Myanmar, the International Organization fo ...

Bangladesh ‘drug-offender’ killings must stop, says UN human rights chief

New York: The alleged extra-judicial killing of suspected drug offenders must be “immediately halted” and their perpetrators brought to justice, UN human rights chief Zeid Ra& ...

1971 Bangladesh Liberation War slaughter one of the most abhorrent human rights transgressions in the world: EFSAS

Amsterdam: European Foundation for South Asian Studies (EFSAS) has said that the slaughter which took place during the 1971 Liberation War in Bangladesh stands out as one of the most ' ...

Conditions ‘not yet conducive’ for Rohingya refugee to return home to Myanmar – UN agency

New York: The United Nations refugee agency and the Government of Bangladesh on Friday signed a cooperation agreement on the safe, dignified return of Rohingya refugees to their homes in ...