Apologise, Bangladesh tells Amnesty
Bangladesh today sent a protest note to Amnesty International asking them to withdraw their statement against pro-liberation forces and apologise.
The note was sent to Amnesty headquarters through Bangladesh High Commission in London. The Daily Star has a copy of the note.
On October 27, the global “human rights watchdog” issued a statement where it demanded trials for pro-liberation forces and batted for two top war criminals.
It said the appeal trials of war criminals BNP leader Salauddin Quader Chowdhury and Jamaat-e-Islami leader Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojaheed were “flawed”.
Their statement drew widespread criticism in Bangladesh and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said that Amnesty took “fat bills” to prepare the report.
“This egregious comment is just a brazen insult to the valued freedom fighters and martyrs of Bangladesh’s Liberation War,” Bangladesh said in its protest note.
“It betrays Amnesty International’s shallow reading of the history and significance of Bangladesh’s Liberation War and its aftermath.”
“This is exactly the kind of misleading propaganda run by those who opposed Bangladesh’s independence in 1971, continue to work against Bangladesh’s sovereignty and independence, and remain on the side of those convicted of crimes against humanity and genocide.”