A Bangladeshi reads a news report that makes mention of Facebook along with other social networking service, on his mobile phone in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018.

A Bangladeshi reads a news report that makes mention of Facebook along with other social networking services, on his mobile phone in Dhaka, Bangladesh on Thursday, December 20, 2018. © 2018 AP Photo | Photo from Human Rights Watch.

New York, 17 May 2019 (Human Rights Watch)*  – Bangladesh authorities made a series of new arrests in their crackdown on the right to free speech, Human Rights Watch said today [17 May 2019]. The arrests were based on vague charges such as “hurting religious sentiment” or undermining “law and order.” Continue reading