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BANGLADESH: News Briefs

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Government would make befitting reply if BNP and its allies kill people hurling petrol bombs and uproot railway lines in the name of movement, says Communication Minister Obaidul Quader: Communication Minister Obaidul Quader on July 30 said that the Government would make a befitting reply if Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and its allies uprooted railway lines and kill people hurling petrol bombs in the name of movement. He also urged Awami League (AL) party leaders to refrain from any attack and provocation. At the same time, he made a call to AL leaders and activists not to stay idle. Dhaka Tribune, July 31, 2014.

Aim of holding the trial of the 1971 crimes against humanity is to free the nation from stigma and to establish the rule of law, says Law Minister Anisul Huq": Law Minister Anisul Huq on July 17 said that the aim of holding the trial of the 1971 crimes against humanity is to free the nation from stigma and to establish the rule of law. He further told that the trial will also end the culture of giving impunity to the heinous offenders." The Daily Star, July 18, 2014.

'Bangladesh-born British citizen Ruhul Amin put on sanctions list for "terrorism or terror financing": Ruhul Amin alias Abdul Rakib Amin, a Bangladesh-born British citizen has been put on a list of people facing sanctions from the United Kingdom (UK) treasury for "terrorism or terror financing". Ruhul moved to Aberdeen in Scotland from Moulvibazar District when he was young. Ruhul, who has a British passport, was recently seen in a recruitment video for the militant group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Ruhul was identified as "Brother Abu Bara' al Hindi" in the video, which called for UK Muslims to join ISIS in Iraq." The Daily Star, July 11, 2014.

'Nation would never forget BNP-JeI's atrocities in the name of resisting the January 5 elections', says Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wajed: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wajed on July 3 said the nation would never forget the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP)-Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI)'s atrocities in the name of resisting the January 5 elections. She further said, "After failing to resist the elections, BNP is now giving threat to overthrow the Government by waging a movement. But, we don't want recurrence of their brutal acts." New Age, July 5, 2014.

50,000 more manpower for the Police Force to root out terrorism, says Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wajed: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wajed on July 2 said her Government has taken a decision in principle to recruit 50,000 more manpower for the Police Force. She said a total of 30,474 new manpower have been added to the Police Force by creating new specialized units in the organizational structures of the force to maintain law and order. Creation for 1,557 new posts is under process. Moreover, a process for constituting a special counter-intelligence unit is going on to contain terrorism. New Nation, July 3, 2014.

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