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Thursday, February 19, 2015, Falgun 7, 1421 BS, Robi-Us-Sani 29, 1436 Hijr

EP expressed very concern over BD HR situation
Observer Online Desk
Published : Thursday, 19 February, 2015,  Time : 6:57 PM,  View Count : 29
Head of the delegation of visiting European Parliament Subcommittee on Human Rights Cristian Dan Preda on Thursday said they are very concerned about Bangladesh’s human rights situation.

“My definition is very simple. We're here because we're very concerned about human rights situation,” he told reporters after a meeting with the Chairman of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Dr Mizanur Rahman in the city.

Preda also cited the Daily Star report that quoted State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam saying the EP is not concerned about the human rights situation in Bangladesh.

Shahriar on Wednesday said the EP delegation did not express any worry about the human right situation during their meeting with him.

The delegation of the EP arrived here on Monday night and started their four-day visit from Tuesday with three objectives.

They have so far held meetings with garment manufacturers, visited factories, held talks with rights bodies and political leaders.

The delegation was scheduled to meet a select group of reporters on Thursday evening but it was cancelled due to their ‘time constraint’.


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