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Charging Bangladesh editors is dramatic backslide: HRW

Human Rights Watch urges Bangladesh authorities to immediately withdraw all criminal charges filed against the editors of The Daily Star and Prothom Alo. It also urges repeal of criminal defamation and sedition laws, saying those “violate international standards”.

February 25, 2016
February 25, 2016

Media, critical of govt, under severe pressure

Bangladesh has been taken to task by Amnesty International for becoming increasingly dangerous for those speaking their minds.

February 21, 2016
February 21, 2016

Charging Bangladesh editors is dramatic backslide: HRW

Human Rights Watch urges Bangladesh authorities to immediately withdraw all criminal charges filed against the editors of The Daily Star and Prothom Alo. It also urges repeal of criminal defamation and sedition laws, saying those “violate international standards”.