13 June 2012
Bangladesh: Back to the Future
This report examines how the Awami League government has returned to a familiar pattern of arresting opposition leaders, stacking key political institutions and violating human rights. Enthusiastically welcomed back to power in 2008 as a beacon of democratic reform, the governments scrapping of a constitutional provision mandating a neutral caretaker administration to oversee elections has raised the spectre of political deadlock and prolonged street violence in the lead-up to the polls.
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