Repression of political opponents has been a persistent issue in Bangladesh. The government, political parties, and law enforcement agencies have been accused of using violence, intimidation, and detention to silence opposition voices.
One notable instance of political repression in Bangladesh was the crackdown on opposition leaders and activists during the 2018 national elections, when the Awami League government was accused of arresting opposition politicians and supporters, as well as obstructing the media from covering the election.
Another issue has been the use of the Digital Security Act (DSA) to arrest and detain journalists and bloggers for their online speech. The DSA has been criticized for being overly broad and for being used to silence dissent.
The repression of political opponents has also been perpetuated through the misuse of the judiciary and law enforcement agencies. Human rights organizations have reported instances of arbitrary arrests, extrajudicial killings, and enforced disappearances of opposition politicians and supporters.
In conclusion, the repression of political opponents in Bangladesh continues to be a major issue. The government, political parties, and law enforcement agencies must be held accountable for their actions and ensure that the rights of all citizens, including political opponents, are protected.