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  • 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.

  • 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.

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    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.

  • Rape of Rohingya Women

    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.

  • Female voters form a long queue

    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.

  • Credible National Election in Bangladesh

    Protect candidates to ensure a credible election: HRW

    A repressive political environment in Bangladesh ahead of the December 30, 2018 national elections is undermining the credibility of the process, Human Rights Watch says in a report.

  • Rohingya refugees walk through rice fields after crossing the border

    Disband 'biased' panel on crimes against Rohingya: HRW

    Human Rights Watch says Myanmar should disband its commission of inquiry into abuses in Rakhine state because it is clearly unwilling to seriously investigate alleged grave crimes against ethnic Rohingya.

  • Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

    HRW asks Argentina to probe Saudi crown prince over Khashoggi

    Human Rights Watch has asked Argentina to use a war crimes clause in its constitution to investigate the role of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in possible crimes against humanity in Yemen and the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

  • Future of Rohingyas

    Halt Rohingya repatriation plan: HRW

    The Bangladesh government should follow the recommendations of senior United Nations refugee and human rights officials and immediately halt the proposed repatriation of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar, Human Rights Watch says.

  • Reconsider Digital Security Act 2018

    Tool ripe for abuse: HRW

    The Digital Security Act, which replaces the much-criticised Information and Communication Technology Act, retains the most problematic provisions of the ICT law and adds more provisions criminalising peaceful speech, Human Rights Watch said yesterday.

  • Rohingya refugees with disabilities suffering in camps

    Rohingyas with disabilities suffering in camps: HRW

    Overcrowded, hilly and rain-soaked mega camp for Rohingya refugees is precarious for everyone, but especially for people with disabilities, Human Rights Watch says.

  • Students block Science Laboratory intersection in Dhaka

    Road Safety Movement: Halt 'arbitrary arrests', try attackers

    Human Rights Watch yesterday urged the Bangladesh government to halt “arbitrary arrests, prosecute those involved in violent attacks, and immediately and unconditionally release people it has thrown in jail just for speaking out”.

  • Eminent photographer Shahidul Alam

    Probe into report of torture on Shahidul Alam in custody: HRW

    Human Rights Watch urges Bangladesh authorities to order an immediate investigation into reports that renowned photographer and activist, Shahidul Alam, was beaten while in custody.

  • HRW opposes plan to move Rohingyas

    Bangladesh should dramatically improve living conditions for Rohingya in the world's largest refugee camp and scrap plans to move many to a flood-prone island, Human Rights Watch said yesterday.

  • Anti-narcotics drive: HRW for independent enquiry

    Human Rights Watch has urged the Bangladesh government to launch an independent investigation into allegations of extrajudicial killings in the ongoing “war on drugs.”

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    Bangladesh fails to address rights issue at UPR: HRW

    The Bangladesh delegation to the United Nation’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) failed to respond to pressing human rights concerns in the country, Human Rights Watch has said.

  • Freedom of Expression

    HRW asks Bangladesh to protect freedom of expression

    The Human Rights Watch asks Bangladesh to repeal “draconian” Section 57 and says that the upcoming Digital Security Act is no different.

  • Rohingya Crisis about United Nations Security Council

    UNSC should refer Myanmar to ICC: HRW

    Human Rights Watch says the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) should immediately refer the situation in Myanmar, including the widespread and systematic abuses against ethnic Rohingya, to the International Criminal Court (ICC).

  • Rights group calls for UN Rohingya resolution ahead of Myanmar visit

    Human Rights Watch calls on for Myanmar's Rohingya crisis to be referred to the International Criminal Court, days before a UN Security Council delegation is due to arrive in the country.

  • Myanmar bulldozing Rohingya villages: HRW

    New satellite imagery reveals the Burmese government has been bulldozing scores of depopulated Rohingya villages in northern Rakhine State, Human Rights Watch says.

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    End crackdown on opposition activists: HRW

    Bangladesh should stop the arbitrary arrests and detention of opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) supporters and others, Human Rights Watch says.

  • Freedom of Expression

    HRW raps govt over enforced disappearances

    Human Rights Watch criticises Bangladesh government over the enforced disappearances carried out allegedly by the law enforcement agencies. In a long report, the international rights group also recommends prompt investigation into the allegations of such disappearances.

  • ‘Set aside’ war criminal Quasem’s death penalty: HRW

    Human Rights Watch urges Bangladesh authorities to “set aside” war criminal Mir Quasem Ali’s death penalty citing reasons that the trial was “flawed”.