Bangladesh activists brief UN rights chief on 'police state'

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Bangladeshi activists said on Monday they briefed the visiting UN human rights chief on gross violations including extrajudicial killings and disappearances under Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Michelle Bachelet is the first UN rights chief to visit Bangladesh, and is also due to visit camps housing hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees who fled a 2017 military onslaught in Myanmar. She met with rights activists in Dhaka on Monday. "We said (Bangladesh) is now a police state, not a people's state," said Sanjida Islam Tulee, a sister of an opposition official allegedly abducted by the notor...

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