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Bangladesh: Freedom of Expression

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL7683, tabled on 14 April 2016

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the Bangladesh Law Commission's proposed new law, now entitled Bangladesh Liberation War (Denial, Distortion, Opposition) Crime Law, and its implications for freedom of expression in that country.

Answered on

27 April 2016

The proposed new Bangladesh Liberation War (Denial, Distortion, Opposition) Crime Law is in the initial consultation phase. We will continue to watch the development of its provisions closely, raising as appropriate any concerns that might arise.