Bangladesh court orders government to tackle rise in rapes

Bangladeshi women wearing masks stage a silent protest against rape in Dhaka on March 6, 2002. REUTERS/Rafiqur Rahman

DHAKA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Bangladesh’s government will set up a commission to investigate a sharp rise in the number of rapes, the deputy attorney general said on Monday, after the country’s top court ordered it to act. Deputy Attorney General Abdullah Al Mahmud said it was clear that the number of rapes had risen […]

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