‘The United Nations wants to see an election in Bangladesh where every Bangladeshi can vote without fear. No one should face any kind of backlash after voting.’
Stephen Dujarric, spokesperson of the organization’s secretary general, said this. He said this in response to a question at the regular briefing of the United Nations in New York on Tuesday.
A journalist asked Stephen Dujarric, six leading human rights organizations, including Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, called on the international community to take a stand on protecting Bangladesh’s fundamental rights. But the whole country has been turned into a prison ahead of the “so-called” elections. In this situation, what initiative will the United Nations take to ensure the voting rights and fundamental rights of Bangladeshis?
In response, Stephen Dujarric said, ‘We will continue to communicate with the relevant parties on this matter. Along with that, I will call upon the concerned to organize such an election in Bangladesh, so that every Bangladeshi can vote without fear and without fear of any kind of backlash.’
At this time, Stephen Dujarric was also asked about the labor situation in Bangladesh. The question is, the workers are agitating to get minimum wages. And the government is showing strength in suppressing it. International human rights organization Amnesty International has issued a separate statement on this. In this situation…
Stephane Dujarric stopped the questioner and said, “You can ask your colleagues at the International Labor Organization (ILO) about this without asking me.”