Once more, the United Nations (UN) has conveyed concerns regarding the mass arrest and the broader state of affairs in Bangladesh. Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for the United Nations secretary-general, stated this on Tuesday during a press briefing at the UN headquarters in New York. Stephane Dujarric was questioned regarding the Bangladeshi government’s rejection of the secretary-general’s appeals to cease violence, excessive force, and detention.
The journalist mentioned that the ruling party’s secretary has called the UN useless and said it has no role in the world except for saying some good words. “So what is your position as over 8,000 opposition protesters had been detained, and people are killed by the police?”, he asked. In reply, the spokesman said such allegations on the UN is nothing new. “On the situation in Bangladesh, I would refer you to what we’ve been saying for the last week, if not more, expressing our concern at the high number of arrests and the overall environment,” he added.