Bangladesh Polls Loom Amid Repressive A…

The Bangladesh election authority has ended days of speculation, declaring that the country is up for general elections on Dec. 23, once again setting the stage for the bitter rivalry to resume between Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her longtime foe, former Premier Begum Khalida Zia, who remains behind bars on corruption charges. Rights critics complain the polls are already rigged to favor Sheikh Hasina.

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