Fighting the Yaba Pill The Death Toll Mounts in Bangladesh's Drug War

Bangladesh has a methamphetamine problem, and the government is turning to drastic measures in the search for a solution. Human rights organizations say that the authorities are resorting to extrajudicial killings.
A police anti-drug unit stopping people in southern Bangladesh

A police anti-drug unit stopping people in southern Bangladesh

Foto: Olivier Jobard/ MYOP
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An anti-drug operation in the Philippines. The violence deployed in Bangladesh is similar to that used by the Duterte regime.

An anti-drug operation in the Philippines. The violence deployed in Bangladesh is similar to that used by the Duterte regime.

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Bangladesh: Dying in a "Gunfight"
Foto: Olivier Jobard/ MYOP
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Bangladesh: Dying in a "Gunfight"

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