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POLITICAL INTIMIDATION IN BANGLADESH

EDM (Early Day Motion) 729: tabled on 21 December 2017

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 14 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House is deeply concerned that despite the best efforts of the Bangladesh Government, minorities continue to face systemic harassment and threats to their well-being, livelihood and property and are denied freedom of religious worship in Bangladesh; notes that the experience of previous elections shows that there were attempts to use the threat of physical violence to manipulate minority votes; and calls on the Government and political parties in Bangladesh to ensure that the unacceptable targeting of minorities for political gain does not recur.