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198 Americans condemn int’l statement on trial of Dr Yunus

Staff Reporter:

A total of 198 leading American citizens representing Bangladeshi diaspora communities around the United States (US) have expressed their deep concern about the statement issued by some prominent fig-ures, including President Barack Obama, regarding the ongoing trial of Dr Muhammad Yunus in Bang-ladesh.
In a statement signed by American citizens representing Bangladeshi diaspora communities around the US, yesterday said: “We firmly believe that this statement (open letter of world leaders) has been given without a thorough understanding of the facts, and in that process signatories of the open letter to the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of Bangladesh brazenly attacked the sovereignty of the country that gained its independence through the sacrifice of three million martyrs.”
They said the Nobel laureate Dr Yunus has been charged with money laundering, tax evasion, labor rights abuse by the independent Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) in Bangladesh. The case is under trial and no verdict has been reached yet, they added.
It is unfortunate that the signatories to the statement have drawn their conclusion without going through the merit of the case, while many of them advocate for rule of law and due process in the administration of justice, said Bangladeshi-Americans.
“We, the undersigned, have been observing Dr Yunus’s malpractice for many years. We also are well aware of Dr Yunus’s art of deceit in public relations,” they added.
“However, we, as US citizens, never complained about it,” they said, adding: “We have reasons to be-lieve the signatories of the open letter fell prey to Dr Yunus’s deceit.”
It is truly unfortunate to note that signatories of the ad campaign didn’t stop by just urging a “fair trial” for Dr Yunus, but have indulged into election processes, rule of law and many other issues not related to the case in point, Bangladeshi-Americans mentioned.
Parts of the statement (of the signatories of the open letter) read: “….upcoming national election be free and fair, and that the administration of the election be acceptable to all major parties in the country. The
previous two national elections lacked legitimacy.”
“This is politically motivated without any regards to the historical context,” the Bangladeshi-Americans said, adding that in the past, the so- called “major parties” have showed utter disregard to the democratic process in Bangladesh.
“It’s quite evident that the signatories unnecessarily tarnished their reputation by indulging into internal issues of a sovereign country that we so proudly call our motherland,” they added.
“Their call for a trial under “impartial judges” completely undermined the entire judicial system and is a brazen attack on the dignity of the Honorable judges of a sovereign nation,” they continued.
In terms of development, democracy and human rights in Bangladesh, it is far better now than 15 or 20 years ago, the Bangladeshi-Americans said.
Its success in development, its quest to uplift the living conditions of the tens of millions of marginalized citizens and particularly on the issue of women empowerment, Bangladesh is a role model under the leadership of Sheikh Hasina, they mentioned.
“It is recognized around the world, and more specifically by the developed west,” they added.
The leading American-citizens representing Bangladeshi-diaspora communities around the United States urged the signatories to retract their statement, either in a group or individually, to show respect to the 170 million Bangladeshis.

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