Bangladesh curfew draws rights group warning Bernard Hibbitts at 12:01 PM ET
[JURIST] Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] Saturday urged [press release] the interim government of Bangladesh [JURIST news archive] to respect international human rights standards as it enforces a curfew and seeks to police demonstrations. The government imposed the curfew [JURIST report] Wednesday after three days of student protests resulted in hundreds of injuries and one death. Protesters called for an end to emergency laws [JURIST report] which have been in place since January. The curfew will remain in effect indefinitely. HRW insisted that "anyone detained under the emergency regulations must be charged with a cognizable criminal offense or released, and that anyone mistreated in detention should be able to seek and obtain an effective remedy before competent authorities." Reuters has more.
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