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Nagkakaroon ng positibong momentum ang partnership ng EU-Bangladesh

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Ang High Representative ng European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President ng European Commission, Joseph Borrell Fontelles ay sumulat na ang EU-Bangladesh partnership ay nakakakuha ng positibong momentum. 

Tandaan na, noong Hunyo 12, anim na miyembro ng European Parliament ang nagsumite ng sulat sa Bise-Presidente ng European Commission, Joseph Borrell, na nagpapahayag ng pagkabahala tungkol sa ikalabindalawang halalan, karapatang pantao at sitwasyong pampulitika sa Bangladesh. Ang nabanggit na liham ay isinulat ng mga MEP ng European Parliament Ivan Stefanek (Slovak Republic), Michaela Sojdrova (Czech Republic), Andrey Kovatchev (EPP, Bulgaria), Karen Melchior (Denmark), Javier Nart (Spain) at Heidi Hautala (Finland) .

321 expatriates from different countries living in Europe, including scientists, teachers, researchers, journalists, businessmen, employees and various professions, have expressed concern about the letter on behalf of “Bangladesh Civil Society in Europe”. They said that the letter was written on the basis of false information and was an attempt to spoil the image of Bangladesh in the outside world. These expatriates sent the letter of protest on 29th June to the mentioned six MEPs and the Vice-President of the EU Parliament, Joseph Borrell. They said that six MEPs have no experience with the politics and contemporary situation of Bangladesh. They purposefully wrote the letter to tarnish the image of Bangladesh without being a member of the EU Parliament’s delegation for relations with South Asian countries.

They said that after the killing of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and most of his family members on August 15, 1975, the extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances started by BNP founder Major General Ziaur Rahman. According to reports by the human rights organization Amnesty International, thousands of members of the military have been executed during President Zia’s five and a half years in power. His BNP government made changes to the Constitution of Bangladesh (the ‘Fifth Amendment’) which legalized all actions taken by the government between 15 August 1975 and 9 April 1979. During the BNP-Jamaat regime under Prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia in 1991-1996 and 2001-2006, they have kept continuing the same fashion of torture, kidnapping, abduction and killing of opposition leaders and activists, journalists, minor community leaders including Hindu, Buddhist, Christian, Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, and the Indigenous community.

In the letter, they also said that it would be advisable to carefully verify the rule of law and human rights during the rule of BNP-Jamaat. According to the Berlin-based Transparency International (TI)’s “Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI)”, Bangladesh has been the world champion in corruption five times in a row from 2001 to 2006 due to rampant corruption and money laundering by the BNP led GOVT. Bangladesh has seen the rise of deadly Islamic Militancy during BNP-Jamaat regime in 2001-2006, with the direct patronization of the ruling parties. They have created Jamatul Mujahidin (JMB).

Sinabi rin nila na ang ahensyang nagpapatupad ng batas, ang Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) ay nabuo noong 12 Hulyo 2004 sa panahon ng rehimen ng Bangladesh Nationalist Party at Jamaat-e-Islami.

Napakahalagang banggitin na libu-libong mga pinuno at aktibista ng Awami League at mga miyembro ng relihiyosong minoryang komunidad ang pinahirapan at pinatay ng mga goons ng BNP-Jamaat at gayundin ng makinarya ng estado sa ilalim ng kanilang rehimen sa pagitan ng 2001 hanggang 2006, na isang bangungot para sa mga tao ng Bangladesh.

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They mentioned that the BNP-Jamaat alliance established a reign of terror in Bangladesh during the 10th National Assembly elections held in 2014 to prevent the elections. They vandalized and torched hundreds of vehicles, houses, educational institutions. As many as 200 people, including 20 law enforcers, were killed by their petrol bombs, handmade bombs and other sorts of violence. The BNP-Jamaat-led coalition participated in the 2018 11th National Assembly elections and won several seats. All other political parties participated in the elections. The allegation of ‘midnight elections’ was a work of rumor and misinformation which was never substantiated.

In response to that letter, HE Rensje Teerink, the Head of EU Delegation to Bangladesh at European External Action Service, has written on behalf of Mr. Borrel to the coordinator of “Bangladesh Civil Society in Europe” Dr. Mazharul Islam Rana. In her letter she mentioned that the concerns of the civil society of Bangladesh about the letter sent by 6 MEPs on the situation in Bangladesh had been noted duly. She has also noted the request to withdraw the letter which has tarnished the positive image of Bangladesh. However, she mentioned that it was beyond her scope to interfere with any letter sent by Members of the European Parliament, and they had the full democratic right to write letters on any subject they found necessary.

Tungkol sa sitwasyon sa Bangladesh, tiniyak niya na ang EU-Bangladesh partnership ay nakakakuha ng positibong momentum. Binanggit pa niya na pinalalim ng European Union ang pakikipagtulungan sa Bangladesh sa ilang mga lugar. Sa karapatang pantao at iba pang priyoridad ng Bangladesh, binigyang-diin niya na ang European Union at ang Member States nito ay patuloy na makikipag-ugnayan nang malapit sa Gobyerno at civil society sa Bangladesh.

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