Oct. 12, 2013
/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Human Rights and Development for
(HRDB) today organized a seminar at the New York Hilton Midtown VIP room that evaluated the performance of the Bangladesh Government led by Sheikh Hasina.
Taking part in the discussion US attorney
Martin F. McMahon
democracy is in crisis under the pressure of state brutality and human rights violations. In response to these human rights violations, a submission has been made to the International Criminal Court (ICC)
on June 27
, 2013 in
. It implicates members of the
government and state security in crimes against humanity, petitioning the ICC to investigate and prosecute those responsible.
became a state party to the ICC Treaty on
March 23, 2010
Identified violations include
, and mass murder. Cases include that of newspaper editor
, reported by
International; the police abduction of
, a defense witness of the
International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), reported by
Human Rights Watch
; and the abduction and execution of
, a labour rights organizer, reported by
International. Mass murder cases include the massacre of at least dozens of protesters by police on
February 28, 2013
. Also crucial to mention is the massacre of Hefazat-e-Islam protesters in
May 5 and 6
Mr. McMahon informed that he wrote a letter to Secretary Kerry requesting a travel ban that implicates leaders, including the Prime Minister and Home Minister, and those who directly participated in violations including
Metropolitan Police Commissioner
Police Motijhil district and
of Chittagong Patchlaish Police Station. Mr. McMahon asked that these egregious violators be barred the privilege of entering
the United States
, in keeping with the United Nations Convention against Torture and the Immigration and Nationalization Act.
Also present, Dr.
M. Nakib Rahman
stated that the Hasina government has crippled the economy by sponsoring corruption including the
share market scam
Padma bridge corruption
Hall Mark scam
, etc. The nation's garment workers face abuse and dire neglect, the key industry in textiles suffers. Dr.
is heading towards fascism under this government. Abu Samiha Sirajus Islam said that the Hasina government also violated religious rights.
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