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HRW slams govt for gagging opposition, media

HRW slams govt for gagging opposition, media

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has strongly criticised Bangladesh government’s steps towards “curbing” the activities of BNP, the Jamaat-e-Islami, and the media saying such censorship will inflame the already tense situation in the country. In a press release issued today, the global rights group said the government should immediately end “use of excessive force, stop...

ETV boss sent to jail

ETV boss sent to jail

Hours into his arrest, the Chairman of Ekushey Television (ETV) Abdus Salam has been sent jail this afternoon in connection with a case filed under ‘Pornography Act’. A metropolitan court in Dhaka that sent Salam to jail will hear on Thursday his bail and remand prayers moved respectively by his lawyers and the police. Producing...

Migrant rights activists call for abolishing Kafala system in the Gulf

Migrant rights activists call for abolishing Kafala system in the Gulf

Migrant rights activists have called for abolishing sponsorship system to better protection of foreign workers from rights violations in Gulf countries. In Gulf, the sponsorship system is known as Kafala, under which employers confiscate passports of the workers and restrict their freedom to switch jobs. Migrant workers are often forced to work in hazardous environment...

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