Sanctions on Rab: "US has no specific information"

Home Minister says
Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan
Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan. File photo

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal today (August 27, 2022) said the United States has imposed sanctions on some Bangladeshi law enforcement officials without any specific information.

"People say a lot of things. No one believes in something that lacks proper information and proof. Such is the case with the US sanctions," he said this after attending a conference at the Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel in the capital.

UN Human Rights Chief Michelle Bachelet did not raise any concern about the country's human rights situation during her recent visit, the minister added.

"We had a long discussion with Bachelet. We provided detailed answers to some of her questions regarding our human rights issues. We even answered her questions about enforced disappearance through a video presentation. After watching the video, she didn't raise any more questions," he said.

Replying to a question, the minister also said BNP is spreading propaganda about the country's human rights issues to create an anarchic situation.

"Whatever the BNP says is totally baseless. Bachelet understood this and that's why she didn't raise any concern about the human rights condition of Bangladesh," the minister also said.