Journalist close to opposition detained in Bangladesh
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Journalist close to opposition detained in Bangladesh

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Police in Bangladesh questioned a prominent journalist and close aide of opposition leader and ex-Prime Minister Khaleda Zia over the weekend for his alleged role in a conspiracy to kidnap the only son of the current prime minister. Shafik Rehman, head of the Foreign Affairs Committee of Zia’s Bangladesh Nationalist Party, … Continue reading

Bangladesh closing notorious 18th-century prison in Dhaka
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Bangladesh closing notorious 18th-century prison in Dhaka

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh is closing its notorious 18th-century prison where sensational political killings over decades have targeted people on both sides of the South Asian country’s 1971 war for independence from Pakistan. The government wants to reopen the old, dilapidated Dhaka Central Jail as a museum to its tumultuous past, while giving its … Continue reading