Freedom House Report: Bangladesh is partly free

June 4, 2017 - 8:20 am | Event | Publication | Report

Bangladesh is an electoral democracy, though the opposition boycotted the 2014 elections, ensuring the dominance of the ruling Awami League. Official harassment of the political opposition, as well as of critical media and civil society voices, is on the rise. Security forces carry out a range of human right abuses, including extrajudicial executio

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Bangladesh in “Freedom in the World 2016” report

May 12, 2017 - 3:29 pm | Event | Publication | Report

Bangladesh received a downward trend arrow due to a series of high-profile murders by Islamist militants, increasing restrictions on critical journalists, and censorship of media content. Bangladesh continued to experience political and social unrest in 2015 as the ruling Awami League (AL) consolidated power, resisted calls for fresh elections, and

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