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Bangladesh: New law designed to stifle civil society must be repealed

, Index number: ASA 13/4996/2016

Bangladesh must repeal a new law that increases the government’s control of civil society organizations and could have a negative impact on the rights to freedom of expression and association. On 4 October 2016, the Bangladeshi Parliament passed the Foreign Donations (Voluntary Activities) Regulation Bill (FDRB) 2016, and the President gave his final approval to the law on 13 October.

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