Wednesday, February 21

Zen Lambert urged the BD government to ensure respect for democratic principles



Jean Lambert, chair of European Parliament’s delegation for South Asia, has condemned the recent killings in Bangladesh, including those of an LGBT magazine editor and his friend.

While expressing our deepest condolences with the families of the victims, we also encourage and welcome the peaceful demonstrations of students condemning this violence, Lambert said in a statement.

Government authorities, political parties and civil society should stand together against the actions of violent extremists in Bangladesh. The perpetrators of these murders must be swiftly brought to justice.

Her statement adds to the tally of condemnation that flew in from all across the globe after killings of Rajshahi University Professor AFM Rezaul Karim Siddiquee, followed by murders of Xulhaz Mannan, editor of an LGBT magazine, and his friend Mahbub Tonoy.