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Violating HR

Complaint filed at ICC against PM, 24 others

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Two Washington-based organisations have lodged a complaint against Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and 24 others with International Criminal Court at the Hague in connection with violating human rights, reported BBC Bangla.
According to the BBC report on Friday night, an American law organisation on behalf of Human Rights and Development for Bangladesh and Bangladeshi-Americans in Greater Washington DC made the complaint before the court.
However, the BBC did not mention when the complaint was lodged or the names of the accused except for Sheikh Hasina.
Quoting the complaint, the BBC said the prime minister was responsible for the killings that took place on February 28, May 5 and 6 and other human rights violations in Bangladesh.
On February 28, Jamaat-Shibir activists clashed with law enforcers protesting against the death sentence given to war criminal Jamaat leader Delawar Hossain Sayedee for crimes against humanity. At least 33 people, including four policemen, were killed and scores more were injured across the country.
On May 5, at least three people were killed when thousands of Hefajat-e Islam men, instigated and bolstered by Jamaat-Shibir activists, went on the rampage in the capital.
The following day, 27 more people, including three policemen, were killed as Hefajat ran amok in Narayanganj, Bagerhat and Chittagong protesting their ejection from Shapla Chattar in the capital early that day.
Hefajat had earlier promised to hold a non-violent rally at Shapla Chattar to protest what it called were anti-religion write-ups of “atheist bloggers”.

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