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Court’s observation reflects ruling party’s statement —  BNP

(BNP Communication) — Bangladesh Nationalist Party-BNP on Friday, Oct 12, said the court observation in the verdict in August 21 grenade attack case is like political statements of the ruling party. It claimed that no question arose over resignation of BNP acting chairman Tarique Rahman from the party following his conviction in the case. BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said these at a news briefing at the party’s headquarters. He termed the court’s observation that the grenade attack occurred with the cooperation of the state machinery illogical and unacceptable. ‘When we are saying the judgment of the lower...

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Aug 21 attack case verdict politically motivated misusing court — Mirza Alamgir

(BNP Communication) — Bangladesh Nationalist Party-BNP firmly rejected the verdict in the August 21 grenade attack cases, on Wednesday, Oct 10, saying it has been given at the “behest of the government” with an ill political motive. “BNP thinks that the verdict is a politically motivated one. It’s a naked manifestation of satisfying government’s political vengeance,” said BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir. Speaking at a press conference at BNP’s Nayapaltan headquarters, he further said, “We reject the verdict.” Mirza Alamgir also said the government has set another bad example of taking political revenge using the court. As...

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The full text of Barrister Moudud Ahmed’s speech at press conference

(BNP Communication) — The full text of Bangladesh Nationalist Party-BNP’s standing committee member and eminent lawyer Barrister Moudud Ahmed’s speech at a press conference on BNP’s stand on 21 Aug grenade attack case on Monday, Oct 8, 2018 at Nayapaltan party headquarters is given bellow —  BANGLADESH NATIONALIST PARTY PRESS BRIEFING ON 21st AUGUST GRENADE ATTACK CASE Monday, October 8, 2018 Tenth of October has been declared as the day to announce the court verdict of the much-discussed 21-August grenade-attack case. This particular case has become the most talked-about subject of political case instituted in the country. BNP Has arranged this press briefing...

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Human rights situation in Bangladesh “deeply concerning” — UK

(BNP Communication) — Britain has described the human rights situation in Bangladesh “deeply concerning”, citing allegations of extra-judicial killings and enforced disappearances. Tariq Ahmad, minister for human rights in the UK Foreign Office, mentioned Bangladesh in his statement on the universal periodic review at the 30th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. Bangladesh remains a “human rights priority country” for the United Kingdom. He said: … allegations of extra-judicial killings and enforced disappearances are deeply concerning. Pressure continues on freedom of expression and assembly, including in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, as well as broader societal pressures...

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BNP’s two-point programs — Khaleda’s release, polltime-neutral-govt

(BNP Communication) —  Bangladesh Nationalist Party-BNP’s senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi said that now the party’s has two-point programs— release of Khaleda Zia and establishing polltime-neutral-government by dissolving  illegal Jatiya Sangsad. Rizvi made the remarks at a news briefing at the party’s central office in Dhaka on Sunday. Rizvi said that BNP chairperson Khaleda and election were related to each other. Rizvi said, ‘Khaleda means symbol of nationalist force, BNP and democracy.’ He said BNP would take part in the next general election under Khaleda’s leadership and under a neutral government. Rizvi said BNP would not participate in...

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