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Home Minister drops in on Bachelet

If any law enforcers picks up someone, they have to be produced before the court within 24 hours, said Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Sunday.

“Those who are observing the ‘EnForced Disappearance Day’ with many information and documents, are doing this centering a purpose. But the law enforcement agencies, who picked up someone from any place, produced them before the court within 24 hours,” he said.

Asaduzzaman came up with the remark while talking to reporters after meeting with visiting UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet at State guesthouse Padma on Sunday afternoon.

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Law Minister Anisul Huq and Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen also met Bachelet separately.

Earlier, Bachelet discussed the issues of forced disappearances, freedom of media, human rights and others.

Talking about the victims of enforced disappearances, Asaduzzaman, said allegations of sabotage activities were brought against some of them while many of them were disturbed for family feud and many of them were in hiding of their own accord.

Many of them have been on the run due to lack of success in business, loan defaulters and other reasons, he said adding “If anyone went on disappearance of self then it is difficult to find him/her.”

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Referring to the Myanmar issue, the minister said Myanmar did not keep their word in taking back Rohingyas.

“Bachelet said that Myanmar is not in a good position that’s why Rohingyas are reluctant to go to their own country but the UN is working to bring back the Rohingyas,” he said.

Source: United News of Bangladesh