Monday, July 16, 2012
URGENT APPEAL: Protect the Indigenous Peoples in Bangladesh: Implement the Peace Accord now!
• Dismantle all temporary military camps in the CHT and demilitarize the region according to the Accord.
• Investigate and publicise all allegations of human rights violations against the indigenous peoples by the security forces.
• Give constitutional recognition to the indigenous peoples of Bangladesh.
With the elections coming up in Bangladesh, there is a great fear that the CHT Peace Accord will remain unimplemented and that the situation will only worsen in the future, threatening the peace and existence of the indigenous peoples in Bangladesh!
Our call will be delivered to Governments in three countries on World Indigenous Day, August 9, in Dhaka, London and the Netherlands.
Global Human Rights Defence (The Netherlands)
Jumma Peoples Network (UK)