US sanctions against law enforcement officials lack specific information: Home Secretary

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August 27, 2022, 6:15 p.m.

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Interior Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal. Photo: Collected

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Interior Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal. Photo: Collected

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said the United States had imposed sanctions on some Bangladeshi law enforcement officials without any specific information.

The minister said this after attending a conference at the Pan Pacific Sonargaon hotel in the capital on Saturday midday.

“People say a lot of things. No one believes in something without proper information and evidence. This is the case with US sanctions,” Kamal said.

Kamal added that UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet did not raise any concerns about the human rights situation in the country during her recent visit.

“We had a long discussion with Bachelet. We provided detailed answers to some of his questions regarding our human rights issues. We even answered his questions on enforced disappearances through a video presentation. watched the video, she asked no more questions,” Kamal added.

Responding to a question, the minister also said that the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party is spreading propaganda on human rights issues in the country to create a lawless situation.

“Everything the BNP is saying is totally baseless. Bachelet understood that and that’s why she didn’t raise any concerns about the human rights situation in Bangladesh,” Kamal said.