Approximately 1,000 prisoners are released in Bangladesh as the country tries to reduce overcrowding in its prisons.
Bangladesh's Foreign Secretary Shahidul Haque tells the United Nations Security Council that his country will no longer accept Rohingya refugees fleeing violence across the border in Rakhine State, and accuses Myanmar of "hollow promises" regarding repatriation.
The government of Myanmar agrees to repatriate 1,101 Rohingya refugees out of a list of over 8,000 submitted by their Bangladeshi counterparts. There are currently over 700,000 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh.
The Bangladeshi International Crimes Tribunal sentences former National Security Intelligence director general Wahidul Haque to prison for crimes against humanity committed during the 1971 Liberation War when Haque was a Pakistani Army general. The convictions relate to the deaths of 500–600 unarmed Bengalis and Santals in Rangpur.
The head of Bangladesh’s largest Islamist party, Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami, Motiur Rahman Nizami, is executed for his alleged role in acts of genocide and war crimes 45 years ago during the independence war against Pakistan in 1971. Nizami is the fifth senior opposition leader to be executed in connection with the war; a total of 17 people have received the death penalty. Authorities prepare for possibly violent protests.
Somali pirates hijack a Bangladeshi cargo ship off the coast of India. [https:--www.bbc.co.uk-news-world-south-asia-11925616 (BBC)] [https:--web.archive.org-web-20101207041937-http:--www.straitstimes.com-BreakingNews-Asia-Story-STIStory_611002.html ("Straits Times")] [http:--www.capitalfm.co.ke-news-Africa-Pirates-steering-ship-towards-Somalia-10766.html (Capital FM Kenya)]date=August 2019
Tiny South Talpatti Island off the coast of Bengal disappears, washed away thirty years after the mud flat island was created by delta currents, ending the Indian and Bangladeshi dispute over the territory. The Calcutta Institute raised fears over more islands, such as the Maldives, going under in the future. [http:--news.bbc.co.uk-2-hi-south_asia-8584665.stm (BBC)] [http:--timesofindia.indiatimes.com-home-environment-global-warming-New-Moore-isle-no-more-expert-blames-warming-articleshow-5720685.cms ("The Times of India")] [http:--www.latimes.com-news-nationworld-world-la-fg-disappearing-island25-2010mar25,0,3895432.story ("Los Angeles Times")] [http:--www.miamiherald.com-2010-03-24-1544558-disputed-isle-in-bay-of-bengal.html ("Miami Herald")]date=July 2019