Jailing of Odhikar's officials

BJSA protests European Parliament's proposal

FE REPORT | Tuesday, 19 September 2023

Bangladesh Judicial Service Association (BJSA), a platform of the lower court judges, has protested the condemnation of the Judiciary of Bangladesh by the European Parliament regarding the jail sentence of rights body Odhikar's Secretary Adilur Rahman Khan and its Director ASM Nasiruddin Elan.
BJSA President AHM Habibur Rahman Bhuiya and Secretary General Md Majibur Rahman issued a statement in this regard on Sunday.
The BJSA statement said, "The European Parliament Resolution of 14 September 2023 on the human rights situation in Bangladesh, notably the case of Odhikar drew attention of the Bangladesh Judicial Service Association. We are deeply concerned about the Resolution as it is an attempt to interfere in the judicial proceedings of an independent sovereign country, which is both unwanted and unwarranted."