Human Rights Watch (HRW)

October 10, 2022
October 10, 2022

HRW concerned about opposition members’ mass arrests; home minister rejects claims

Mass arrests and police raids of opposition party members’ homes raise serious concerns about violence and intimidation ahead of the upcoming parliamentary elections in Bangladesh due next year, Human Rights Watch said today (October 10, 2022).

October 1, 2020
October 1, 2020

Before Rohingya relocation, allow UN visit to Bhashan Char: HRW to govt

Human Rights Watch has called for Bangladesh government to allow a visit by the UN to Bhashan Char before any Rohingya relocation.

July 29, 2020
July 29, 2020

Arrest of migrant worker in Malaysia violates freedom of speech: HRW

The Malaysian authorities’ arrest of a Bangladeshi migrant worker who was featured in an Al Jazeera documentary was clear retaliation for his criticism of government policies towards migrants, Human Rights Watch says.

March 14, 2020
March 14, 2020

‘Find missing journalist accused under Digital Security Act’

Human Rights Watch said Bangladesh authorities should immediately locate journalist Shafiqul Islam Kajol, who has been missing from Dhaka since Tuesday.

January 15, 2020
January 15, 2020

Rohingya crisis: The wheels of int’l justice finally turning, says HRW

With two international courts now examining the atrocities committed against the Rohingyas in Myanmar, the wheels of international justice are finally turning, Human Rights Watch says in its World Report 2020.

September 7, 2019
September 7, 2019

Bangladesh should end restrictions on Rohingyas: HRW

Human Rights Watch (HRW) suggests that the Bangladesh government should end restrictions on Rohingyas' freedom of movement and access to the internet and online communications.

May 17, 2019
May 17, 2019

HRW concerned over arrests for social media posts in Bangladesh

Human Rights Watch (HRW) expresses concern over the recent arrests made by Bangladesh authorities over social media posts.

March 6, 2019
March 6, 2019

Iraq children tortured for alleged IS ties: HRW

Iraqi authorities are prosecuting children suspected of ties to the Islamic State group in a "deeply flawed" process, using flimsy accusations or confessions obtained through torture, Human Rights Watch says.

February 9, 2019
February 9, 2019

Rape of Rohingya Women: Myanmar sees no evidence

Myanmar has denied that its armed forces raped Rohingya women and girls in a campaign of ethnic cleansing that forced some 750,000 Rohingyas of Rakhine to flee to Bangladesh since August 2017.

January 4, 2019
January 4, 2019

Polls Violence: HRW calls for neutral probe body

The Human Rights Watch has called for an independent and impartial commission to investigate the serious allegations of abuses, including attacks on opposition party men, voter intimidation, vote rigging, and partisan behaviour of the election officials before and during the just-held national elections of Bangladesh.