Bangladesh


Journalist Imprisoned As Bangladesh’s Restriction Of The Press Continues

A Bangladeshi journalist has been arrested this week after reporting on voting irregularities in recent elections, another victim of Bangladesh’s war against the press. Journalist Hedayet Hossain Mollah was arrested this week under the nation’s new Digital Security Act, which rights groups believe further suppresses press freedoms rather than repeals existing […]


Rohingya Future Uncertain As Repatriation Plans Postponed Until After Election

The future for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh is as uncertain as ever, and the likelihood of a safe return to Myanmar in the near future is decreasing. Following protests by refugees to the initial repatriation attempts, the Bangladeshi government has put any plans on ice until after the December 30 […]


Rohingya Refugees To Remain Safe As Repatriation Plans Face A Dead End: A Positive Turn For The Better

As of 16th November, a clear shift away from Rohingya repatriation efforts can be evidenced. Following months of outcry by Rohingya refugees and strong critiques of repatriation plans and negotiations by Rohingya leaders, high-level human rights agencies, and not-for-profits- Bangladesh has indeed heeded the concerns expressed. Prior to arriving at […]


Rohingya Refugees Terrified Of Being Repatriated To Myanmar

On Thursday, the government of Bangladesh plans to begin sending Rohingya refugees back to Myanmar, a country the oppressed group left to escape mass rape and genocide. Though Bangladesh claims the repatriation is voluntary, a supposed deal with Myanmar made a month prior suggests that they plan to forcefully deport […]


Eritrea Becomes Member Of UN Human Rights Council

Despite a much condemned human rights record, Eritrea has become a member of the United Nations Human Rights Council by a vote of the General Assembly on Friday. The same vote also granted membership to Bahrain, Bangladesh, Cameroon, the Philippines and Somalia, countries which have all also drawn condemnation for […]


Providing Adequate And Safe Living Arrangements For Rohingya Refugees In Bangladesh

Although official estimates have remained inexact regarding the actual number of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh at present, Bangladeshi authorities have suggested that ‘the number exceeds one million.’ The magnitude of such numbers clearly puts Bangladeshi resources under significant strain in its attempts to equip these displaced people with the necessities […]


The Emergence Of A Sleeping Dragon: A Rising Al Qaeda

30 years after its establishment and 17 years since it launched the worst and largest terrorist attack in world history, Al Qaeda—which translates to “The Base”—is experiencing a newly discovered resurgence.  Immediately following the attacks of September 11th, the United States and a few allies launched the Global War on […]


Prime Minister of Pakistan Announces Citizenship for Refugees

With one of the highest refugee populations in the world, Pakistan’s new Prime Minister, Imran Khan, has announced that it will begin granting citizenship to those refugees, specifically those from Afghanistan and Bangladesh. Many refugees have been residents of Pakistan for 30 years now, and have children that grew up […]


Bangladesh’s New Statement Brings Rohingya Crisis To An Impasse

On September the 12th, teams from the UN’s Refugee Agency and Development Program gained permission from Myanmar to investigate 23 villages in the Rakhine State, where the Rohingya people lived. Concurrently on the same day, Bangladesh’s Foreign Secretary Shahidul Haque announced that the Rohingya were not welcome into Bangladesh as […]