Tag: police

  • As Mujib Watches Helplessly

    I entered the giant graveyard. It was quiet except for my own footsteps but, in my head, I could hear the screams. Rows of blackened sewing machines, still in orderly lines, reinforced the sense that I was looking at tombstones. There were no flowers here. No epitaphs. No mourners. A fire had raged through the…

  • Obituary of a Democracy

    In an interview with Shahidul Alam from his hospital bed, Chief Coordinator of Ganosamhati Andolon, Zonayed Saki, talks about the attack by police which left over fifty of his comrades injured. General Secretary of Biplobi Workers’ Party Saiful Haq was also injured. They were protesting the rigged elections on 30 December 2018. Opposition activists remember…

  • More citizens protest against police raid on New Age office

    Since the following news item was published in New Age, other prominent citizens have added themselves to the list:?Nasrin Khandoker,?Dr Zafrullah Chowdhury,?Farida Akhter,?Dr Amena Mohsin,?Ashraf Kaiser,?Shahnaz Huda,?Lubna Marium,?Nitra Samina,?Seuty Sabur January 6, 2015 Staff Correspondent Forty-four eminent citizens on Monday in a statement protested against the police raid on New Age office in the capital…

  • Mishu in police custody

    Moshrefa Mishu, president, Garments Sromik Oikko Forum, who was leading the fast-unto-death hunger strike of Tuba Group workers demanding 3 months arrear wages, festival allowance & overtime since July 28 was picked up by police today post-midday. She is being held by Detective Branch police at Minto Road. There is concern for her safety as?she…

  • Activists Identify DC Cop Who Infiltrated Bangladesh Sweatshop Protests

    by Mike Elk Common Dreams Left: Still photo from a video of the May 15 protest at Children’s Place. Right: Photo from @snufftastic Twitter account.Rumors have flown for many years that DC police routinely infiltrate and spy on the frequent protests in the nation?s Capitol. But until now, activists have never been able to identify…

  • Indian police set up lab to monitor social media

    18 March 2013 2114 hrs ZDNet MUMBAI: Mumbai police have set up India’s first “social media lab” to monitor Facebook, Twitter and other networking sites, sparking concerns about freedom of speech online.

  • South Africa Mine Killings: Thousands Protest

      South African police reveal 34 miners died and 78 were wounded when armed officers opened fire on strikers By KEITH GLADDIS Link showing video of shooting and protest (graphic content) Police in South Africa say 34 miners were killed and another 78 injured when officers fired at strikers armed with ‘dangerous weapons’. Police chief Mangwashi Victoria Phiyega…

  • Mal? protests in support of former President Mohamed Nasheed

    Photos by Shahidul Alam Protests erupted in Mal??the Maldivian capital as former Former President Mohamed Nasheed attended police headquarters this afternoon (2 Aug, 2012) in response to a summons issued by the Maldives Police Service. In an earlier exclusive interview with Shahidul Alam of Drik, the former president, expressed his concern about the erosion of…

  • Nothing happens if you beat up journalists

    Police beat up photojournalists in Dhaka. Agargaon. 11:00 am 26th May 2012. ?When you had taught us in class that we should be fighters, we had never anticipated this.? Said Shahadat Parvez Anchal, senior photojournalist of the Bangla Daily Prothom Alo and former student of Pathshala. We were standing by the bed of his colleague…

  • March 12 Rally

    The government was hell bent on preventing the opposition rally. Trains, buses and launches were all stopped. Ordinary passengers were beaten up and prevented from off loading at stations and ferrys. The police were out in full force in the city, checking on people to make sure they were not opposition supporters heading for the…