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Banskhali AL leader among 8 sued for threatening Peter Haas

Diplomacy 2023-11-29, 11:15pm


Court decision

Eight including Awami League leader and Chairman have been sued with the Chattogram Metropolitan Magistrate Fourth Court on Wednesday morning on the charge of threat to beat US Ambassador to Bangladesh Peter Haas.

Accused Mujibul Haque Chowdhury is the Chairman of Chattagram’s Banskhali Upazila’s Chambal Union. Other accused people are- Faridul Alam Senior Vice President of Maheskhali Upazila under Cox’s Bazar, Chambal Union’s Iftekhal Uddin Babu, Sajjat, Ehsan, Forhad, Nasir and Saiful.

Central Chhatra Dal former Vice President MA Hashem Raju filed the case. He has been identified as Bangladesh branch President of human rights organization- International Human Rights Commission. The case has been lodged under sections 500 and 506 of the Penal Code.

The complainant Mujibul Haque Chowdhury threatened to beat Peter Hass openly in a gathering on November 6. Two days after, Maheskhali UZ Awami League leader Faridul Alam threatened to feed people slaughtering Peter Hass. These are violation of the Geneva Convention, the complainant added.

The court heard the statement of the complainant for about half an hour but did not give any order.

Peter Hass returned to Dhaka from Colombo on Monday November 27. Earlier, on November 16, Haas left Dhaka for Sri Lanka. He earlier informed the Foreign Ministry about his travel plan.

Amid widespread speculations about the departure of Peter Haas from Dhaka, the Foreign Ministry on November 16 said they are aware of the envoy’s location but would not disclose it.

“The government is aware of where US ambassador Peter Haas has gone. However, his location will not be disclosed,” Seheli Sabrin, spokesperson of the ministry told the media. - Special Correspondent