Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Photo: EPA

Bangladesh election campaign begins without an opposition candidate to challenge Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

  • On the eve of the campaign launch, the Bangladesh Nationalist Party, which hopes to deny Hasina a record fourth term, said nearly 2,000 of its supporters had been arrested
  • Critics say Hasina has drifted toward authoritarianism, using strict laws to muzzle dissent and media freedom in the Muslim-majority nation of 160 million
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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Photo: EPA
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