I don't see any logical reason for US sanctions: Obaidul Quader
Own correspondent, Dhaka, 10 December 2023: General Secretary of Awami League Obaidul Quader said that he does not see any logical reason for the imposition of sanctions by the United States. However, sanctions should be imposed on those who sabotage the elections. He said these things in a briefing at the Awami League president's political office in Dhanmondi on Saturday afternoon.
Obaidul Quader said, "Those who talk about human rights, they do not talk about the killings of August 15 and 21 and the oppression of the coalition government. BNP's election-centric movement has failed. Now they are setting fire."
He said, "Political complaints of all countries of the world go to the United Nations. There must be some pressing issues, otherwise why so many things? How many incidents have happened in Bangladesh in the last few months. There was talk that this ban came and went. Foreign Minister on these issues. He informed the United Nations that we are conducting good elections, there is no problem, no one should pressure us unnecessarily."
Quader said, under the leadership of Sheikh Hasina, the National Human Rights Commission Act was enacted in 2009 to establish democracy and the rule of law. At present, the Human Rights Commission is able to work independently and impartially in the country. Awami League has been fighting for the establishment of human rights since its birth, from Hossain Shaheed Suhrawardy and Maulana Bhasani to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman today, Bangabandhu's daughter Sheikh Hasina has continued to fight for the establishment of human rights.
Stating that Awami League is taking steps to establish all kinds of constitutional rights of the people, he said, this time the United States has imposed restrictions on 37 people from 13 countries for violating human rights. The US State Department announced the ban on Friday, the eve of the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. According to the United States, it imposes sanctions against the powers that obstruct the electoral process or attempt to do so.