Opposition in Bangladesh condemns 'death of democracy' ahead of voting

Opposition in Bangladesh condemns ‘death of democracy’ ahead of voting

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“Mass political arrests, enforced disappearances, extrajudicial killings, and torture of political opponents and critics violate the Bangladesh government’s commitment to ‘protecting human rights for all,'” Julia Bleckner, senior Asia researcher at Human Rights Watch, said in a statement. Makes it meaningless.” on Thursday.

Hasina has used the country’s huge apparel sector, the world’s biggest exporter after China, to spur broader economic growth, but high commodity prices following the Russia-Ukraine war have prompted her to ask the IMF for a $4.7 billion bailout this year. Forced to.

The United States, which is the largest buyer of Bangladeshi clothing, enacted a policy in May allowing it to restrict visas for Bangladeshis it believes are trying to “undermine the democratic election process” in the country. are responsible for or involved in”.

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