Why will Tulip Siddiq not speak out on Bangladesh’s ‘disappeared’ innocents? | Michael Polak

Ahmad bin Quasem is among the hundreds abducted by state forces. The British MP whose aunt is Bangladesh’s prime minister can’t keep dodging the issueWe don’t often find the leader of another country popping in to listen to the maiden speech of a British member of parliament. Yet that was the privilege afforded to Tulip Siddiq, after she was elected to represent the people of Hampstead and Kilburn in 2015.

Looking proudly on from the gallery was Sheikh Hasina Wazed, the prime minister of Bangladesh since 2009, under whose watch hundreds of political opponents have been “disappeared” – kidnapped by state security forces and ending up either dead or incarcerated with no recourse to justice.

Related: We MPs do our best – I can sympathise with Tulip Siddiq’s lapse of judgment | Rupa Huq

Read More

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *