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Bangladesh: Protests erupt over rape verdict

Human Rights Watch urged authorities to enact legal and institutional reforms to address the country’s rape problem and ensure that the justice system is a “safe place for survivors of sexual violence.”

People hold portraits of their missing family members as they form a human chain ahead of the International Day of the Disappeared, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 29 August 2020, Mamunur Rashid/NurPhoto

Bangladesh: 86 victims of enforced disappearance still missing

A new report by Human Rights Watch documents the cases of 86 victims in Bangladesh who were forcibly disappeared and who remain missing.

Artists perform during a protest against the arrest of journalist Rozina Islam, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 20 May 2021, Syed Mahamudur Rahman/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Bangladeshi authorities arrest journalist Rozina Islam under Official Secrets Act

Media colleagues of investigative journalist Rozina Islam believe her arrest is related to her reporting about corruption and mismanagement in Bangladesh’s health sector.