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Bangladesh

Bangladesh: Back to the Future

Asia Report N°226, 13 June 2012

Pro-government supporters shout slogans against a rally called by the BNP and its alliance in Dhaka

Bangladesh faces growing political violence in the lead-up to the 2013 elections unless the government takes a more conciliatory approach towards the opposition.

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