Thursday, June 15, 2017

BANGLADESH: Lawyer Sultana Kamal faces Threats of Violence - URGENT ACTION

Amnesty International, Australia, June 7, 2017

Sultana Kamal is an inspirational lawyer and activist in Bangladesh who isn’t afraid to stand up for justice in her country. However, some people want her silenced at any cost. 

An Islamist group called Hefazat-e-Islam are threatening Sultana with violence in an attempt to stop her from peacefully expressing her opinions. "If you come out to the streets, we will break every bone in your body"
Junayed Al-Habib, Vice President, Hefazat-e-Islam.

While Sultana is living under the threat of violence every day, it’s not unusual for human rights defenders in Bangladesh to experience harassment or surveillance for simply speaking up. 

As fellow human rights supporters, we can’t let this go on.

Join our call on the authorities in Bangladesh to investigate all violent threats made against Sultana. Help ensure her safety so she can continue her peaceful work.