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11 December 2023

Bangladesh blocks YouTube

Officials say Bangladeshi authorities have blocked access to the video sharing website YouTube because it hosted footage of a tense meeting between the prime minister and army officials after a deadly border guard mutiny.

Nasrin Sultana, a manager at Access Telecom Bangladesh Limited, one of the country’s major Internet providers, says the government blocked YouTube late Sunday night.

Government officials did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

The insurrection left more than 70 people dead and has threatened the stability of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s government, which came to power two months ago.

The video shows Hasina meeting with army officials in the wake of the mutiny, which left the powerful military furious with her administration.