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Defender of migrant workers' rights Irene passes away

Defender of migrant workers' rights Irene passes away

Noted Malaysian human rights activist Dr Irene Fernandez, who died of a cardiac arrest on March 31, was laid to rest on Thursday. Known as champion of the oppressed, Irene, 67, came to the aid of thousands of migrant workers, including Bangladeshis, who were victims of abuse and trafficking. Following a funeral service at the Church...

Language movement veteran Sayeed Uddin passes away

Language movement veteran Sayeed Uddin passes away

Language movement veteran Sayeed Uddin Ahmed passed away due to old age complexity at Rajshahi Medical College and Hospital (RMCH) early today. He was 84. He breathed his last around 3:00am six days after he had been admitted at Incentive Care Unit (ICU) at RMCH, Robi Uddin Ahmed Shahin, a son of the language hero, told The Daily Star. Ahmed was one of the founder members of first Shaheed Minar established on New Hostel premises in Rajshahi Government College in 1952, claimed Ruhul Amin Pramanik, president of Rajshahi Writers' Association, reports our Rajshahi correspondent. He left behind his three sons, one daughter and innumerable fans and well-wishers to mourn his death. He will...

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