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Tag Archives: hartals
Yesterday evening it was announced in Bangladesh that the family of Abdul Quader Molla – the first (I think) of the men convicted of being war criminals earlier this year – had been advised to see him immediately. We all knew … Continue reading
The national press in Bangladesh is full of the problems caused by the near-continuous hartals. I learn from Alal o Dulal that the UN have called for the leaders to stop this madness or be ‘tried for crimes against humanity for election … Continue reading
Wifey was woken early this morning to the ominous slow trundle of a long military convoy on the main road outside LAMB compound. I slept through it, of course. But others heard and saw besides Wifey. It’s not unknown for the army to … Continue reading
Bangladesh is in a stranglehold as the two main parties continue their battle of wills using the people as pawns. Almost continuous hartals, strikes and demonstrations, are announced every day with more vehicles and property destroyed, more people killed and more days … Continue reading
So, today – after a long time waiting – we’re getting prepared almost for siege-like conditions. For the next three days it won’t be safe to use transport to get anywhere at all. Not just all buses but, for once, … Continue reading