Bangladesh government’s “political propaganda” in the United States

15 January, 2022  - By Netra News

Last week, Netra News published details of the money the Awami League government has spent on US lobbyists since 2014 —  a total of nearly $2.4 million. Just over $2.3 million was spent...

Police pressure families of the disappeared

13 January, 2022  - By Netra News

Children hold pictures of their fathers as they join in an event to mark the International Day of the Disappeared in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on 30 August 2021. (Photo by Suvra Kanti Das/Sipa...

Awami League government spent $2.4 million on US government lobbying

7 January, 2022  - By Netra News

Bangladesh’s Awami League government has paid a total of over $2.3 million to a US firm to lobby the United States government and elected representatives in the last eight years, filed...

Benazir: “We are victims of lies, falsehood and deceit”

6 January, 2022  - By Netra News

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDUXkh8eAlI Benazir Ahmed, the incumbent Inspector General of the Bangladesh Police, said that he was “shocked” that he, along with the Rapid Action...

Aziz does not deny central allegation in Al Jazeera film

3 January, 2022  - By Netra News

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47UZldLGGmo In his first media interview following the broadcast of the Al Jazeera film “All the Prime Minister’s Men”, Bangladesh’s former army chief...

UN working group: Bangladesh government uses “enforced disappearance to target political opponents or other dissidents”

23 December, 2021  - By Netra News

A relative holds a portrait of a disappeared family member at an event to mark the International Day of the Disappeared, at the National Press Club, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on 30 August 2021,...

UN human rights office: Allegations against RAB “relevant consideration” for peacekeeping deployment

21 December, 2021  - By Netra News

RAB on patrol. Photo: Netra News The office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UN Human Rights) has told Netra News that allegations of human rights violations by...

US sanctions on RAB: Key facts and analysis

13 December, 2021  - By Netra News

Members of Rapid Action Battalion now sanctioned by the United States Government as complicit in, or directly/indirectly engaged in serious human rights abuse. (© Monirul Alam Credit: Monirul...

US Government sanctions RAB, Bangladesh police chief

10 December, 2021  - By Netra News

The seven current or former senior officers of the Rapid Action Battalion subject, along with the Battalion itself, to US government sanctions which were imposed on December 10th, 2021 The...

Facebook took at least six days to remove video that triggered deadly communal violence in Bangladesh

7 November, 2021  - By Netra News

Protests held in Chattogram over attacks against the Hindu community in many parts of Bangladesh which started on October 13th. (Photo by Riben Dhar/Pacific Press) Credit: Pacific Press Media...

Facebook: Account set up in the name of Kanak Sarwar’s sister removed for “inauthentic behaviour”

18 October, 2021  - By Netra News

A collage involving the Facebook profile set up in the name of Nusrat Sharin Raka, which the social media company has now confirmed was "inauthentic". Raka told the police it was "fake" five days...

Al Jazeera film on Bangladesh wins prestigious investigative award

12 October, 2021  - By Netra News

Al Jazeera Investigative Unit’s film, All the Prime Minister’s Men, first broadcast in February 2021, which exposed state corruption at the highest level in Bangladesh, won the prestigious...

Bangladesh court remands sister of outspoken US-based dissident into custody

7 October, 2021  - By Netra News

Nusrat Shahrin Raka in RAB detention. Photo: RAB media release. Kanak Sarwar, the outspoken US-based dissident, has accused the Bangladesh government of using his sister as a pawn in its attempt...

Submission calls on UK government to sanction “leading members of the Bangladesh government”

26 August, 2021  - By Netra News

Members of the Rapid Action Battalion in 2018 during an anti-terrorist operation in Dhaka. Photo: Mehedi Hasan/Alamy Live News. A group of international lawyers has made a formal submission...

YouTube restores Netra News channel

13 August, 2021  - By Netra News

YouTube restored the Netra News channel after disabling it for less than 24 hours after the video sharing and social media platform received a series of false and malicious “takedown...