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Threats to kill Peter Haas: Complaint filed in court against 8

  • MA Hashem lodges case
  • Court kept complaint for further order
Update : 29 Nov 2023, 04:24 PM

A complaint was filed on Wednesday with a Chittagong court against eight persons, including a union parishad chairman, for issuing a threat to US Ambassador to Bangladesh Peter Haas.

MA Hashem, president of Bangladesh chapter of International Human Rights (IHRC), lodged the complaint with the Chittagong Chief Metropolitan Magistrate's Court.

MA Hashem is also a former leader of Central Chhatra Dal.

The court kept the complaint for further order.

Advocate Md Irfan Uddin, the plaintiff's lawyer, confirmed the case and said: "A case has been filed in the court on the charge of threatening to kill Peter D Haas, the US ambassador assigned to Bangladesh. The court recorded the statement of MA Hashem Raju, the plaintiff in the case.”

The accused are Banshkhali upazila's Chambal union chairman, as well as union Awami League convener Mujibul Haque Chowdhury; Faridul Alam, senior vice president of Maheshkhali upazila AL; Iftekhar Uddin Babu, Sazzad, Ehsan, Farhad, Nasir; and Saiful.

In the case statement, the plaintiff mentioned that Mujibul Haque Chowdhury, chairman of Chambal union of Banshkhali upazila and Faridul Alam, vice president of Maheshkhali upazila of Cox's Bazar, gave a speech threatening to kill US Ambassador Peter D Haas.

The video footage of their speech went viral on social media. In view of this, the case has been filed.

MA Hashem Raju, the plaintiff in the case, said that US Ambassador Peter D Haas spoke about free and fair election under a neutral non-partisan government in the country. Because of this, he has been threatened with death.

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