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Global rights group slams Bangladesh government for attacks

AP  |  Dhaka 

A global human rights group has accused authorities in of using abusive measures in handling a student-led protest calling for safer roads.

New York-based said in a statement today that ruling party men armed with sticks and machetes have swooped in on protesters and journalists since the students took to the streets on July 29 after two students were killed in a road accident in

Several journalists, including an photographer, have been attacked.

also criticized the arrest of a on charges of spreading false information about the protest.

The protests grew last week, becoming a major embarrassment to the government, which faces a later this year.

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First Published: Tue, August 07 2018. 11:55 IST