Police Censor Bangladesh Photo Gallery

By Hanae Ko

DHAKA — On March 22, police shut down Drik Picture Library, a leading photography gallery in Dhaka, for refusing to cancel an exhibition highlighting alleged extrajudicial killings connected to the Bangladeshi police. Moments before the scheduled opening, local police raided Drik, claiming that it had failed to obtain an appropriate permit for the exhibition.

Titled “Crossfire,” the show featured photographs related to killings allegedly carried out by the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), an elite anti-terrorism unit of the Bangladesh police. Organizations including Amnesty International and Human…

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