Anxious Times in Bangladesh

From the Guardian:

These are anxious times in Bangladesh, where there is political turmoil, with more than 40 people killed in recent weeks in street protests. The unrest came as an alliance of opposition parties alleged that an upcoming parliamentary election was being rigged.

Amid the chaos, the government has been cracking down on media freedoms – but some Bangladeshi bloggers have not been cowed. They have been commenting on events, such as the state of emergency that was declared yesterday and the postponement of the planned January 22 election.

From Wikipedia:

On 11 January 2007, caretaker President Iajuddin Ahmed announced a state of emergency in Bangladesh after weeks of political crisis over elections due this month. A curfew from 11pm – 5am is currently in force.

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