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Bangladesh needs to address HR issue seriously: EU envoy

The Daily Star July 22, 2012

The government needs to address human rights issue more seriously as human rights violation is similar to violation of democracy, William Hanna, European Union ambassador to Bangladesh, said on Sunday.

“As human rights violation means violation of the democracy, we urge the government of Bangladesh to pay more heed to the issue to ensure the rights of every communities” the EU ambassador said.

He was speaking at a seminar at Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Bangladesh (CBCB) centre in the capital.

Indigenous Peoples Development Services organised the seminar titled ‘Indigenous Peoples in the Plain Land: Challenges and Prospects’.

Addressing the seminar as chief guest, Hanna said the EU would continue its discussion on human rights issue with Bangladesh government and other stakeholders.

He urged the government to protect the indigenous peoples’ rights for the development of the…

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