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Amnesty International: Wave of violent attacks against Hindu minority

A wave of violent attacks against Bangladesh’s minority Hindu community shows the urgent need for the authorities to provide them with better protection, Amnesty International said. Over the past week, individuals taking part in strikes called for by Islamic parties have vandalised more than 40 Hindu temples across Bangladesh. Scores of shops and houses belonging […]

Two independent United Nations human rights experts today stressed that justice for past crimes in Bangladesh requires fair trials, after voicing concern at recent sentences, including the death penalty, handed down in cases that did not ensure due process. The International Crimes Tribunal in Bangladesh recently sentenced Abdul Kalam Azad to death, following a trial conducted in […]

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From left, Brendan Smialowski/AFP-Getty; Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters; David Mercado/Reuters From left, Jim Yong Kim of Dartmouth College, expected to head the bank; Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria’s finance minister; and José Antonio Ocampo, the former Colombian finance minister. By ANNIE LOWREY WASHINGTON — For the first time, the World Bank is considering more than one candidate for its […]

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