UN concerned over attacks on intellectuals in Bangladesh

New Age Online

unlogo-400pxThe United Nations has expressed deep concern over attacks on different journalists and other intellectuals in Bangladesh in recent days, reports United News of Bangladesh.
‘…it’s a matter of tremendous concern that different journalists and other intellectuals have been attacked,’ said Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesman for the UN Secretary-General, at a regular briefing at the UN headquarters on Monday.
He said the UN has been calling for the respect of basic rights in Bangladesh, including the rights of people to freedom of expression.
The Deputy Spokesman, however, said he does not have any high-level travel to Bangladesh to announce at this stage. ‘…but you’re aware of our concerns.’
Independent blogger and writer, Oyasiqur Rahman was hacked to death in broad daylight at Tejgaon Industrial area in the city on Monday morning.

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