Bangladesh: Dissent under attack: Submission to the 44th session of the UPR Working Group, November 2023

In this submission Amnesty International considers freedom of opinion and expression, freedom of assembly, prohibition of torture or cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment, extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearances, the rights of minorities and Indigenous peoples and economic rights in Bangladesh. The use of excessive force by police to curb protests, the state’s ever-expanding crackdown on dissent, shrinking civic space, retention of the death penalty, impunity for enforced disappearances and extrajudicial killings, marginalisation of religious and ethnic minorities and Indigenous peoples, and devastating impacts of climate change exert a significant chilling effect on the exercise of rights and freedoms.

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