World Bangladesh criticised for student and media crackdown

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    Bangladeshi authorities are "unlawfully attacking" student protesters in a crackdown after days of demonstrations while locking up people for "peaceful criticism", a human rights group said.

    Numerous witnesses claimed individuals linked to the ruling Awami League party have attacked protesters with machetes and sticks, according to a statement released on Monday by New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW).

    "Yet again, Bangladesh authorities seem determined to take abusive shortcuts to problems, and then denounce those who criticise," Brad Adams, Asia director at HRW, said in the statement.

    "The authorities should immediately release anyone ... they have locked up for peaceful criticism."

    Adams urged authorities to "prosecute those, including members of the ruling party's youth supporters, who are attacking children with sticks and machetes".

    Read more here. (Aljazeera)

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