This fascinating piece from Foreign Policy explores disappearances in Bangladesh, reportedly at the hands of the authorities. Three men mentioned in the piece were allegedly targeted because their fathers were senior figures in Bangladesh’s history and it was feared the men would become rallying points for the opposition. This makes for an interesting background briefing on political freedoms in the country.
From Foreign Policy –
Bangladesh Is Vanishing The Opposition
The three men, all sons of senior opposition leaders, were abducted in the space of a few weeks in August. Despite numerous witnesses who say the security services picked them up, the authorities have denied involvement. None of them has been heard from since.
But it’s not their own activities that resulted in them being sucked into the black hole of Bangladesh’s growing security state. They were the sons of some of the most reviled men in the country, all politicians convicted in recent years of committing war crimes during Bangladesh’s 1971 war of independence from Pakistan.
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