Protect Journalists and Activists from Deadly Militants

Target: Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of Bangladesh

Goal: Protect human rights advocates from deadly and violent militants.

Human rights advocates and journalists are in extreme danger in Bangladesh. They are faced with violence and murder carried out by militants in the nation and other extreme religious groups. Despite the violence they face, these human rights advocates receive no protection from the nation’s government.

Journalists, lawyers, and other advocates have been threatened by extremist groups for their reporting on religion and secularism. They cannot even leave their homes out of fear that these extreme groups, like Hefazat-e Islami, will murder them. However, the threats even find them online.

The government has not protected these human rights advocates. In fact, the government has backed the Hefazat-e Islami and followed through with many of the group’s demands. The government has gone so far as to victim blame these advocates and threaten them with legal action for attacking another religion. Sign the petition and demand that the government do its duty to protect its citizens, not cater to the whims of extremists.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Prime Minister Hasina,

Writers, reporters, lawyers, and other human rights advocates, who have done nothing except promote peace and secularism, have found themselves to be the victims of violent, vicious attacks and threats. The threats have gotten so bad that many refuse to leave the safety of their own homes.

Your government has done nothing to protect these activists. Instead, your government has sided with the groups carrying out the violence and has catered to their whims. The government is supposed to protect its own people, not extremists groups that seek to do nothing more than cause death, damage, and destruction. I ask that you do more to protect the human rights advocates in your nation.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: DFID – UK Department for International Development

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2 Comments

  1. Activists and journalists are being persecuted, imprisoned and murdered all over the world.
    In Bangladesh it is tragic that the government is COMPLICIT in the persecution of these courageous people. This is INEXCUSABLE and needs to STOP.

  2. Gen Lovyet Agustsson says:

    u people know better than that!

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