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Bangladeshi Government Approves Death Penalty for Convicted Rapists

HeadlineOct 13, 2020

In Bangladesh, the government has approved the use of the death penalty for convicted rapists. This comes following widespread protests over several high-profile rape cases, including a gang rape in a remote village which circulated on social media. Human Rights Watch’s South Asia director, Meenakshi Ganguly, noted that “most cases are not reported or prosecuted, and conviction rates are low,” and the government should instead focus on reforming Bangladesh’s justice system.

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