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Some US allegations unfounded: RAB DG

Dhaka, October 31: Rapid Action Battalion Director General (DG) M Khursheed Hossain said, "We have investigated the allegations made against the US ban. All the allegations have not been found to be true. The RAB has already responded to all the allegations. The government is working on the matter."

Fakhrul's statement amounts to treason: Shahriar

Own Correspondent, Dhaka, Oct 14: State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md. Shahriar Alam has commented that the statement made by BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, seeking US sanctions against the government, is tantamount to treason.

If US police shoot and kill a person, there is no trial: Prime Minister

Own Correspondent, Dhaka, Oct 7: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said that the United States imposed sanctions against RAB. My question is, who created RAB? The creation of RAB is America's suggestion. America gives them training and weapons. Even their digital system, and ICT system are all provided by America. When America imposed sanctions, they did the same thing as you trained. What can we do about it?

Ban against RAB aims at behavioral change, not a punishment: Ambassador Peter Haas

নিজস্ব প্রতিনিধি, ঢাকা, ২৯ সেপ্টেম্বর ২০২২: র‌্যাপিড অ্যাকশন ব্যাটালিয়নের (র‌্যাব) ওপর নিষেধাজ্ঞা দেওয়াটা শাস্তি নয়, এটা তাদের আচরণ পরিবর্তনের জন্য দেওয়া হয়েছে। ঢাকায় নিযুক্ত মার্কিন রাষ্ট্রদূত পিটার হাস এমন মন্তব্য করেছেন।

Why I am on the US sanctions list: IGP

Own Correspondent, Dhaka, Sept 3: Questioning the US sanctions, Bangladesh Inspector General of Police (IGP) Dr. Benazir Ahmed said, "They alleged that RAB had forcibly disappeared 600 people. But I entered RAB in 2015. So why have I been included in that list?"

US won't object if Bangladesh imports oil from Russia: Energy Advisor

Own Correspondent, Dhaka, Sept 1: Advisor to the Prime Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Dr. Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury (Bir Bikram) thinks that the United States will not object if Bangladesh wants to import fuel from Russia to meet the crisis.

US has imposed sanctions against RAB without specific information: Home Minister

Dhaka, August 27: Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said that the US has banned RAB (Rapid Action Battalion) officers without specific information. The Home Minister said this in response to a question from journalists at the end of the 'Fifth South Asia Conference' organized by the Inner Wheel Club at Hotel Pan Pacific Sonargaon on Saturday (August 27).

IGP Benazir Ahmed gets US visa

Dhaka, August 25: Inspector General of Police (IGP) Dr. Benazir Ahmed is going to the United States to attend the United Nations Police Summit. However, he has been granted a visa on the condition that he does not go to any other event outside the United Nations program. On Thursday (August 25), sources from the police headquarters and the home ministry confirmed that he had received the visa.

Bangladesh seeks 'idea' from India to buy oil and wheat from Russia

Own Correspondent, Dhaka, May 31: Although Russia is keen to supply oil and wheat to Bangladesh, Dhaka has not taken any decision amid the fear of US sanctions. But despite the Russia-Ukraine heated situation, India has been buying fuel from Russia. Following this, Dhaka has asked Delhi for 'idea' or suggestion on whether Bangladesh will also buy oil and wheat from Russia.

Negotiations underway with US law firms over RAB ban, says Shahriar Alam

Dhaka, April 27: State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam said there was an opportunity to deal legally with the ban on seven former and current officers of the RAB and the force. He also said that discussions are underway with four law firms in the United States for this reason.

RAB proposes partial lifting of ban

Dhaka, April 9: Bangladesh has proposed to the United States to partially lift the ban on RAB. US Secretary of State Masood bin Momen met with US Deputy Secretary of State Owendi Sherman at the State Department in Washington on Thursday. At the time, he proposed a partial lifting of the ban.

Sanctions against RAB are a heinous act: PM Hasina

Dhaka, March 28: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has termed the US sanctions imposed on the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) as highly reprehensible. Speaking on the occasion of the 18th founding anniversary of the RAB, the Prime Minister said, "It is unfortunate that those who have imposed sanctions on some members of the RAB without any reason, without any guilt, have not been punished in their country."

Government has taken initiative to lift the ban against RAB: AK Abdul Momen

Dhaka, January 26: The government has already taken steps to lift US sanctions against seven current and former officers of the Elite Force Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) and the organization, said Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen. However, he also said that the ban was not being lifted suddenly.

United States responded positively about sanctions during talks: Foreign Minister Momen

Own Correspondent, Dhaka, December 17: The United States has responded positively to continue talks with Bangladesh on the recent imposition of sanctions on several former and current officers of the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), Foreign Minister A K Abdul Momen said.

Allegations of human rights abuses made by the United States are not true: Home Minister

Dhaka, December 11: Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal has denied allegations of human rights violations against the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) and seven former and current officers of the force.