Bangladesh PM claims ‘forced disappearances take place in UK and US’

Bangladesh’s prime minister has claimed that forced disappearances allegedly perpetrated by security forces in the country also occur in Britain and the US, saying “275,000 British citizens disappeared” in the UK each year. Human rights groups and the United Nations have both recently sounded warnings about the growing number of secret, allegedly state-sanctioned, abductions in…

Operation Yemen: Shoot yourself in the foot

Remember the name the Saudis gave their operation in Yemen when they launched it on 25 March 2015? Operation: Decisive Storm. By 21 April, the storm was officially declared over. The air strikes continued, of course, but the strikes on hospitals, schools and, in one notorious incident, a wedding party in Sanaa, were now part of an operation…