Monday 29, May 2023

US report depicts grim picture of Bangladesh’s human rights situation: BNP

Time Digital Report:BNP today said the US human rights report 2022 portrayed an "awful" picture of Bangladesh's democratic and human rights situation.

"I felt ashamed after reading the US human rights report as it depicted that there's no shred of democracy and human rights here (Bangladesh)," BNP's Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said.

He was addressing a discussion at the Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh, marking the 16th death anniversary of ex-BNP secretary general KM Obaidur Rahman.

Mirza Fakhrul said the report highlighted how people have been subjected to crossfires, extra-judicial killings, and enforced disappearances.

"The report has also focused on how the rights of people have been snatched away and how journalists have lost their rights to divulge the truth… such a terrible picture of the country has been revealed in the report."

The BNP leader said the ruling Awami League leaders are now criticizing the US saying the country does not look at itself though it is releasing reports on the human rights situation of different countries.

Fakhrul alleged that the ruling Awami League established an autocratic, authoritarian, and fascist regime very consciously by destroying democracy in Bangladesh.

Their party has long been carrying out a movement to restore democracy and people's rights in the country braving various repressive and suppressive activities by the government, he said.

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