Bangladesh authorities clamp down on dissent ahead of election anniversary

Police in Bangladesh have banned all protests and political rallies in the capital Dhaka and confined the main opposition leader to her office. Bangladesh is facing the first anniversary of controversial elections.

Authorities in Bangladesh said they were attempting to mitigate rising tensions on Sunday by banning all protests, rallies and demonstrations in the capital Dhaka ahead of Monday’s one-year anniversary of a vote which had been boycotted by the opposition party.

“We imposed the ban as rival rallies by political parties raised fears of clashes,” Dhaka police spokesman Masudur Rahman told news agency AFP.
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