29 Aug 2018

Violence, abuse and disappearances in Bangladesh

Chief Correspondent

Protesters beaten up on the streets, journalists attacked and arrested, scores of people disappeared by the authorities. Concern is growing around the world about the abuse of human rights in Bangladesh. Human Rights Watch says 20 journalists have been attacked trying to cover student protests. The government denies using excessive force or ignoring rights, but those who criticise the authorities are putting themselves in considerable danger.