Sex workers in Bangladesh

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Bangladesh prostitutes up in arms
BBC Online, Tuesday 13 July 1999. Some 3,500 Bangladeshi prostitutes have defied orders to evict them from some of the country's largest and oldest brothels. Authorities in Bangladesh want to close the country's biggest red light district in Tanbazar, outside Dhaka.
Police close Bangladesh's oldest brothel
BBC, Saturday 24 July 1999. Hundreds of police in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, have carried out an early-morning operation to close down the country's oldest and largest brothel.
From prostitution to destitution
By Tabibul Islam, InterPress Service, 18 August 1999. Hundreds of sex workers forcibly evicted last month from the centuries-old brothels of Narayangonj, a riverport town 30 kms south of here face certain destitution.
Dhaka sex workers celebration
BBC News Online, Thursday 30 March 2000. Hundreds of sex workers have taken to the streets of the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, to celebrate a ruling that legalised prostitution. But the ruling by a lower court has now been suspended by the Bangladesh Supreme Court, which is also considering whether it will hear an appeal by the government against the ruling.