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Bangladesh: Election Abuses Need Independent Probe

Expand Bangladeshi male voters wait in line outside a polling station to cast their vote in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on December 30, 2018.  © 2018 Mamunur Rashid/NurPhoto via Getty Images An independent and impartial commission should investigate the serious allegations of abuses in the Bangladesh elections, Human Rights Watch said today. The allegations include attacks on opposition party members, voter intimidation, vote rigging, and partisan behavior by election officials in the pre-election period and on election day. After a campaign marred by violence, mass arrests of the opposition, and a…

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