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Wake Up Or Face Prosecution: Nobel Laureates tell Aung San Suu Kyi

As three Nobel peace laureates—Tawakkol Karman of Yemen, Shirin Ebadi of Iran, and Mairead Maguire of Northern Ireland – conclude their visit to Bangladesh on the six-month anniversary of the current Rohingya crisis, the three women are calling for an … Continue reading

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Braveheart girl lit a flame

Photographs and text by Subrata Biswas India was stunned when a 23 year old female physiotherapy intern was beaten and brutally gang raped by six men on a moving bus in New Delhi on 16 December, 2012 and thrown out … Continue reading

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Thou spoke with a man’s tongue, mananiya Prime Minister!

Subscribe to ShahidulNews By Rahnuma Ahmed Honouring Begum Rokeya, the prime minister Sheikh Hasina at Begum Rokeya Padak 2010 programme, Osmani Memorial Auditorium, Dhaka, December 9 2010. Photo: Yasin Kabir joy/focusbangla. crop: Mir Ashfaquzzaman Prime minister Sheikh Hasina, currently the … Continue reading

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Justice for Nurjahan

Photographs Shahidul Alam Text Rahnuma Ahmed It was reported in the papers as suicide. On 10 January 1993 Nurjahan, a woman in her twenties from a struggling peasant household from the Maulvi Bazar district of north-east Bangladesh, was found dead … Continue reading

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