David Bergman


UN blasts Bangladesh over extrajudicial killings

Dhaka criticised for 'high rate' of extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearances, and excessive force in new report.


UN demands Dhaka action on enforced disappearances

Group calls on government to reveal whereabouts of 'kidnapped' men whose opposition-activist fathers were executed.

Human Rights

Muhammad Yunus: Bangladesh probes Nobel laureate's tax

Yunus' family and micro-credit bank investigated for tax irregularities in a case some see as politically motivated.


Concerns raised over new Bangladesh NGO law

Legislation allows the suspension or termination of an NGO if it makes derogatory remarks about "constitutional bodies".


Alleged killer of Nazimuddin Samad is innocent: wife

Police say Rashedun Nabi Bhuiyan led a team who shot and bludgeoned to death secular blogger Nazimuddin Samad in April.


Concern over missing sons of Bangladeshi politicians

Witnesses say the sons of three former politicians, including a deceased Jamaat head, are in state detention.

Human Rights

Bangladesh: Sons of convicted war criminals detained

Relatives say the sons of two opposition politicians found guilty of war crimes have been detained and disappeared.


Bangladesh: Nine killed in gun battle with police

Police said nine suspects were killed in a safehouse after a two-hour gun battle in the capital, Dhaka.


Bangladesh denies editor arrest politically motivated

Law minister tells Al Jazeera arrest of Shafik Rahman had nothing to do with his support of the opposition BNP.


'Bangladesh jails overburdened by political prisoners'

International Crisis Group says criminal justice system is politicised and dysfunctional, a claim that Dhaka denies.


Bangladesh court upholds Islam as religion of the state

Country's top court rejects 28-year-old petition to revoke constitutional provision declaring Islam as state's religion.


Bangladesh bank governor resigns after $81m hack

Governor criticised after failing to inform officials about the massive cyber-theft, allegedly by hackers in Asia.