Political violence has continued since 2014 national elections that were boycotted by the opposition. Hundreds have been killed and injured, with both government forces and opposition militants responsible. The country’s security forces have carried out enforced disappearances, killings, and arbitrary arrests, particularly targeting opposition leaders and supporters, with impunity. The ruling Awami League has put increasing pressure on the country’s already beleaguered civil society. Following the Rana Plaza building collapse in 2013 that killed more than 1,000 garment workers, labor laws were amended to make it easier for workers to unionize, but this has not stopped intimidation and threats. Unfair war crimes trials arising out of Bangladesh’s 1971 war of independence continue, followed by executions of those convicted.