Dhaka, Saturday, 22 October 2016

'Violence against freedom of expression in Bangladesh'

2016-02-24 11:31:37
'Violence against freedom of expression in Bangladesh'

Freedom of expression has been severely disrupted in Bangladesh, said the international human rights organization Amnesty International. The organization's annual report on human rights released on Tuesday commented that.

The report highlights the situation of freedom of expression and reported that,'The brutal attacks against two publishers of secular writers, including the slain blogger Avijit Roy, and their colleagues in Bangladesh today is further chilling evidence of the horrific pattern of violence against people exercising their freedom of expression in the country.'

“We are deeply shocked by today’s news of yet more attacks against independent voices in Bangladesh,” said Abbas Faiz, Bangladesh Researcher at Amnesty International.

The report also suggested, “We are calling on the Bangladesh authorities to act urgently to ensure the protection of others in the country against such horrific and targeted violence.

“It is the government’s responsibility to do everything possible to find the attackers and bring them to justice. This can only be done through a thorough, effective, rigorous and independent investigation.

“The cycle of violence and impunity must stop here. The right to freedom of expression, of all people, must be respected, protected and fulfilled.”

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