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`Efforts underway to repatriate Bangabandhu`s killer Rashed Chowdhury`

Desk Report || risingbd.com

Published: 15:56, 1 October 2022   Update: 15:56, 1 October 2022
`Efforts underway to repatriate Bangabandhu`s killer Rashed Chowdhury`

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said efforts continue to repatriate war criminals and death row fugitive convict Rashed Chowdhury in Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman killing case from the United States (US) to expose to punishment.

"We are holding talks with the USA time and again and requesting the country to send back Rashed Chowdhury, a convicted killer of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, to Bangladesh," she said.

The prime minister said these in a view exchange meeting with the leaders and activists of the US chapter of Awami League and its front and associate bodies and Bangladeshi expatriates at a hotel in Washington DC on Friday (local time).

PM's Deputy Press Secretary KM Shakhawat Moon briefed the newsmen after the meeting.

The premier said the country (USA) is talking about the human rights, despite the fact that they have sheltered the killers, who assassinated Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman along with most of his family members on August 15, 1975.

The killers even did not spare the children including a four-year child and women, she said.

The military dictator and founder of the BNP Ziaur Rahman introduced the politics of killings, forced disappearances and corruption, nepotism and culture of impunity in the country, she added.

Some organisations are talking about human rights condition in Bangladesh and provided a list (of the victim of disappearance) incorporating names of two Indians, she said.

But they are now being seen in the BNP's processions, she added.

Sheikh Hasina, also President of the Awami League, reiterated her call to raise voice against the anti-state propaganda alongside working for brightening the country's image abroad.

"Some people are saying whatever they wish against Bangladesh every day on social media cashing on the advantage of Digital Bangladesh built by us," she said, calling upon all to give a befitting reply to them.

The prime minister said their purpose is to destroy the country's image bringing false allegations.

She said some Bangladeshi people, who fled the country committing various crimes and relatives of the war criminals and killers of Bangabandhu, are behind the anti-state propaganda.

The premier asked the Bangladeshi expatriates to tell the world about the mayhem committed by the BNP-Jamaat alliance that included arson attacks to stop the national polls of 2014.

She said the construction of the Padma Bridge was a great challenge for Bangladesh as there was a deep-rooted conspiracy and propaganda against it._BSS.

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