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Sanctions on Rab ‘worked like a tonic’

US sanctions on the Rapid Action Battalion “worked like a tonic”, rights activists said yesterday as the number of extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances dropped significantly in the last year.

January 16, 2023
January 16, 2023

Cutting Extrajudicial Killings: US satisfied with Rab’s progress

Visiting US Assistant Secretary Donald Lu yesterday expressed satisfaction that Rab reduced extrajudicial killings since late 2021, when the US imposed sanctions on the force.

December 10, 2022
December 10, 2022

Sanctions on Rab ‘worked like a tonic’

US sanctions on the Rapid Action Battalion “worked like a tonic”, rights activists said yesterday as the number of extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances dropped significantly in the last year.

December 9, 2022
December 9, 2022

Are we only paying lip service to human rights?

Bangladesh must improve its human rights record

June 2, 2022
June 2, 2022

Bangladesh needs to be smart about US sanctions

Once the shouts of "conspiracy" and the routine blame games have subsided, we will have to come to terms with the rapidly changing geopolitics, of which these sanctions are symptomatic.

April 27, 2022
April 27, 2022

Parliamentary body blames foreign ministry behind US sanctions on Rab

A parliamentary body has blamed the foreign ministry behind US sanctions on Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) and its officials.