UN statement incorrect, govt to protest Abdul Momen
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UN statement incorrect, govt to protest

Bangladesh Live News | @banglalivenews | 02 Nov 2023, 03:30 pm

Dhaka, Nov 2: Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen said that the statement given by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) about the recent political situation in Bangladesh is incorrect. He said, the government will protest.

The foreign minister said this while meeting the journalists at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday.

He said many of the descriptions of the OHCHR are quite flawed. Detached from the real event. We will send a protest to this. We think they are not properly informed. They lack information. The lack of information on such institutions is very unfortunate.

In a statement published on its website last Tuesday, OHCHR urged the government to show maximum restraint in mitigating political tensions during the crisis in Bangladesh. The statement called for upholding the human rights of all citizens of Bangladesh before, during and after the elections.

It also said, "We are deeply concerned about the recent incidents of violence in the ongoing protests in Bangladesh. With national elections looming in the country, we call on all political parties to make it clear that such violence is not acceptable. At the same time, we call on the politicians to refrain from statements and activities that incite violence."