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Bangladesh: Hundreds of arbitrarily detained migrant workers must be released

Amnesty International, Bangladesh, 1 October 2020 - The Bangladeshi authorities must immediately release at least 370 Bangladeshi migrant workers who were arbitrarily detained between July and September following their return to the country, said Amnesty International.

In the fourth of a series of mass arrests of migrant workers for alleged criminal activity abroad, 32 people were detained in Dhaka on Sunday 28 September for "tarnishing the image of the country", due to their alleged imprisonment in Syria from where they had been deported. In this, as with three other cases, no credible evidence of criminal wrongdoing has been shown nor have any charges been brought.

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Source: https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2020/10/bangladesh-hundreds-of-arbitrarily-detained-migrant-workers-must-be-released/

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