Global human rights watchdog Amnesty International (AI) today asked the caretaker government to try war criminals. Irene Khan, the Secretary General of the Amnesty International in a seminar in Dhaka on Campaign for Human Dignity said that they want the present government to initiate some process. The future democratic government will have to take the issue forward. But some steps regarding that should be taken at this moment .
Ms Khan is now visiting Bangladesh. Irene is leading a special AI delegation to Bangladesh to discuss human rights issues with the government, political parties and civil society on the eve of the first anniversary of declaration of the state of emergency. AI and Manusher Jonno Foundation (MJF) jointly organized the seminar at LGED Bhaban at the launching of a six-day AI mission which will focus on rule of law with special attention to institutional changes needed for protection and promotion of human rights.
In her speech at the seminar and statements before the media, the AI chief also touched upon different rights-related issues including the state of emergency.