Staff Correspondent: Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud said the recent US State Department report on human rights practice in Bangladesh is totally biased.
The information minister said this while addressing a press conference at his secretariat office on Tuesday.
Hasan said, “The report was made taking information from a few organizations. The names of the organizations were mentioned. That’s why the report is one-sided and we are rejecting the report.”
Hasan said the report described the human rights situation in Bangladesh based on the information taken from some media reports and NGOs not gleaned through their own investigations.
The minister said the December 30 general election was participatory. It was held peacefully and in a festive mood. And Awami League (AL) achieved landslide victory, he added.
Regarding the human rights situation in US, Hasan said around 23 lakh people are in jail at federal and state levels in the USA. “Besides, many people have been killed by police. And such human rights issues in the USA are being criticized around the globe,” he said.
Even, he said, the US government congratulated the Bangladesh government after the election and they told that the relation between Bangladesh and the US is multidimensional. The human rights situation in Bangladesh is much better.
risingbd/Dhaka/Mar 19, 2019/Asad/AI