Rappler's latest stories on Bangladesh
(UPDATED) Former RCBC branch manager Maia Deguito is sentenced to 4 to 7 years in prison for each of the 8 counts of money laundering in connection with the 2016 Bangladesh Bank heist
If convicted, Mollah could face up to 14 years in jail under a draconian anti-press law that was toughed by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina last year
Bangladesh Chief Election Commissioner K.M. Nurul Huda rejects the opposition's demand for an election rerun for lack of 'scope'
Deadly violence that blighted the election campaign spills over into voting day, even as authorities imposed tight security with 600,000 troops, police and other security forces deployed across the country
(3rd UPDATE) 'Cable operators took Jamuna TV off air without giving us any explanation,' says Fahim Ahmed, the station's chief news editor
(4th UPDATE) The election-day deaths brought to 18 the official police toll for election violence since the ballot was announced on November 8
Authorities deploy about 600,000 police, army and other security forces ahead of Sunday's vote, following a deadly campaign of clashes and the arrests of opposition activists
Weeks of street protests and violent clashes during the campaign season leaves at least 10 people dead, and thousands of election party workers and supporters arrested
At least 6 people from both opposing parties have been killed since the start of election campaign in November due to heated rallies among their respective supporters
Authorities reject allegations that police did not respond to the attack in time
The opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party says many of its candidates have been too scared to campaign in public and fear violent intimidation
The Election Commission ordered authorities to prevent refugees being exploited during election campaigning
Facebook says it suspended 9 pages and 6 accounts it had linked to 'individuals associated with the Bangladesh government' and which posted anti-opposition content while masquerading as independent news sources
More than 100 million people are registered to vote on December 30 for either Hasina's Awami League and its allies, or a beleaguered opposition that says it is being hobbled by police
The demonstration comes 10 days after Bangladesh and Myanmar were supposed to officially start repatriating members of the Rohingya minority who had fled violent military operations in August 2017
The displacement of Rohingya is a regional crisis that needs regional solutions. The largest refugee camp in the world sits at the doorstep of ASEAN.
None of the 720,000 Rohingya who fled Myanmar after a military crackdown in August last year volunteer to return
Bangladesh court grants bail to award-winning photographer-activist Shahidul Alam after spending more than 100 days behind bars
The neighboring countries declare that the first of more than 2,200 Rohingya Muslims would be repatriated on November 15 amid warnings from humanitarian groups that conditions are not yet in place for a safe return
The opposition says thousands of its activists have been detained in recent months, depriving it of a grassroots presence necessary to fight any polls
Father Marino Rigon remained in Bangladesh for 6 decades where he is recognized for treating wounded freedom fighters during the 1971 independence war
Newspaper editors in Bangladesh demand amendments to the newly enacted digital law which they say 'opposes independent journalism and free press'
The Philippine Azkals aim for a good result in preparation for the upcoming Suzuki Cup and Asian Cup
The suspect, Park Jin Hyok, was part of a unit known as the 'Lazarus Group' that masterminded the notorious hacks, the FBI says
The International Criminal Court's 'pre-trial chamber...decided by majority the court may exercise jurisdiction over the alleged deportations of the Rohingya people from Myanmar to Bangladesh'
(UPDATED) Myanmar is under immense pressure over last year's military crackdown that pushed more than 700,000 of the Muslim minority into Bangladesh
(UPDATED) The Rohingya exodus continues today, as refugees continue to trickle over the border throughout this year
Prayers are offered in makeshift mosques across southern Bangladesh to celebrate the Islamic festival of sacrifice as cows are slaughtered in muddy fields across the sprawling camps
Four Myanmar military and border guard commanders are accused by the US of leading violent campaigns against the Muslim Rohingya
Different teams of investigators in the world's biggest refugee camp in Bangladesh are quietly documenting what the Myanmar Muslim minority suffered in 2017
About 6,000 Rohingya are stuck in a narrow 'no mans land' and relies only on international aid sent by Bangladesh
Shahidul Alam is arrested at his Dhaka residence by plainclothes policemen on Sunday, August 5, after going live with Al Jazeera speaking about the recent student protests rocking the country
Plainclothes officers detain prize-winning photographer Shahidul Alam after his interview with Al Jazeera
(UPDATED) The protests have been ongoing for a week, as students vow they 'won't leave the roads until demands are met'
The demonstrators, mostly students in their mid-teens, chant 'We want justice' as they defy pouring rain to march in Dhaka for another day, bringing traffic to a standstill
A new draft register of citizens includes only those able to prove they were in Assam before 1971, when millions fled Bangladesh's war of independence into the state, and their descendants
Mahmudur Rahman, who was the editor of an opposition-aligned newspaper, is allegedly attacked by a pro-government organization
The camp's mosques are full on Saturday morning as refugees pray for safety from flash floods and sudden landslides. Later, hundreds of refugees stage an hour-long protest.
United Nations agencies will initially carry out assessments in Rakhine state, which has been largely closed to outsiders since the Rohingya crisis began
Using Philippine-style crackdown against illegal drugs, the country's National Human Rights Commission says it is concerned by the rise in extrajudicial killings
A story of a Rohingya family torn apart by brutality and with nowhere to go
The messages, broadcast in Burmese and Rohingya, warned the refugees to 'leave the area under Myanmar's jurisdiction or face prosecution'
Army chief Min Aung Hlaing also cast doubt on the allegations raised by refugees in Bangladesh, many of whom shared stories of extrajudicial killings, arson and rape
Rohingya women and girls in Bangladesh have provided consistent accounts of sexual violence – reports verified by conflict monitors – but Min Aung Hlaing says his forces have 'no such history of sexual abuse'
(UPDATED) Some of the Muslim refugees broke down in tears as they told the UN delegates harrowing stories of murder and rape in Myanmar
(UPDATED) Bangladesh and Myanmar are supposed to begin repatriation in January but the plan is repeatedly delayed as both sides blame the other for a lack of preparation
This is the first time a Myanmar cabinet member visits the fetid and overcrowded camps since a military crackdown that began last Augustsome 700,000 of the Muslim minority to flee to Bangladesh
The clashes, which began Sunday night and went into the early hours of Monday, turn Dhaka University into a battleground
The Rohingya refugees are vulnerable to deadly landslides and floods, particularly in the Cox's Bazar region
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