ePaper

Monday, June 25, 2018

'BD should respect HR'

  • Print

The United States on Wednesday said they want to see the government of Bangladesh to fully meet its human rights obligations while conducting its drive against drugs.

"While illegal drugs are a scourge across the world, Bangladesh should ensure its law enforcement respect human rights and that their conduct is consistent with international standards and Bangladesh's own constitution, which includes a presumption of innocence and the right to due process," said US Department of State Spokesperson Heather Nauert, reports UNB.

In a press statement, Nauert said they are concerned by reports that at least 147 people have been killed and 21,000 arrested since early May by Bangladeshi security forces in a nationwide counter-narcotics campaign.

"We urge Bangladesh to conduct thorough and transparent investigations into all credible reports of extrajudicial killings," the press statement added.

More News For this Category

PM pushes for connectivity to boost regional cooperation

| By News Desk
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said connectivity is very much important to establish regional communication and boost cooperation among the neighbouring countries. She said this when newly
PM pushes for connectivity to boost regional cooperation

16,342 cases in two months

| By Monzoor Alam Khan, AA
Law enforcement agencies have filed a total of 16,342 cases relating to drugs and narcotics across the country over the last two months. The sources in the Department
16,342 cases in two months

Industries’ dependence on bank loans unusual: CPD

| By News Desk
Expressing his grave concern about the country's present state of the banking sector eminent economist and chairman of Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) Prof Rehman Sobhan said the
Industries’ dependence on  bank loans unusual: CPD

Eid in sweltering Kolkata?

| By Nadeem Qadir
Does heat matter when one is in a festive mood? I guess not. With temperatures hitting 40 degrees with a feel of plus 10 degrees, there was no
Eid in sweltering Kolkata?

Faiz Ahmed appointed public admin secretary

| By AA Correspondent
The government has appointed Faiz Ahmed as the new Secretary of Public Administration. He was either Secretary, Medical Education and Family Welfare.The Ministry of Public Administration
Faiz Ahmed appointed public admin secretary

UK diplomat Anwar Chy 'bullied' staff

| By News Desk
Anwar Choudhury, the Bangladeshi-born governor of the Cayman Islands recalled to London by the UK Foreign Office, has been accused of bullying employees, engaging in drunken arguments and

BDT 2,868cr project for petroleum transportation

| By News Desk
The government initiated a move to implement a Taka 2,868.17 crore pipeline project for transporting white petroleum from Chattogram to Dhaka and Chandpur in a fair and uninterrupted

Saudi women celebrate lifting of driving ban

| By
Saudi Arabian women celebrated being able to drive for the first time in decades today, as the kingdom overturned the world's only ban on female motorists, a historic

Trump's press secretary kicked out of restaurant

| By
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders was kicked out of a restaurant on Friday night because she works for President Donald Trump. A co-owner of the Red Hen

MP settles hit-and-run case with Tk 2m

| By News Desk
The family of a man killed in a hit-and-run incident involving the son of MP Ekramul Karim Chowdhury has agreed to take a one-time payment of Tk 2

© 2018 The Asian Age