The United Nations has expressed deep concern over the increased number of brutal murders in Bangladesh.
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein made the concern while addressing on Global human rights update by the High Commissioner at the 32nd regular session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva on Monday.
“I am very concerned about the dramatically increased number of brutal murders in Bangladesh that target freethinkers, liberals, religious minorities and LGBT activists,” said Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein.
He also called for the investigation and prosecution of the perpetrators of the crimes.
“I note recent reports of police arrests, and I urge that investigating and prosecuting the perpetrators of these vicious crimes be made a priority, with full respect for human rights.”
The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights also urged all government officials and political and religious leaders to unequivocally condemn these attacks on freedom, and to do more to protect affected groups.