Bangladesh Activists Feel Pressure From the Chinese Government

The Chinese Communist Party, just after celebrating 60 years in power as the dictatorship of the people, is now waging their ideological war in Bangladesh. According to the ‘Unheard Voice’ blog, ‘Threat on activists for free Tibet in Dhaka continues.” Phayul also has coverage “Tibet exhibition in Bangladesh to go on despite Chinese pressure“.

Students for a Free Tibet in Bangladesh along with the director of the Drik Gallery are under attack to cancel an exhibition they are putting on entitled, “Into Exile | Tibet 1949-2009”. The pressure initially started earlier in the week with “cultural attaches” from the Chinese embassy visiting Dr. Alam with gifts and a request to cancel.
Next, they appear to have bullied an MP to apply pressure and now, the ‘Special Branch’ has been visiting the homes of activists.

I am sure that a lot of people will have seen this exhibit in Dhaka and many more people probably need to see it given the lengths to which is being repressed. I hope that the organizers of the exhibit send us pictures of the exhibit so that we can broaden the audience considerably and show our solidarity with peaceful, non-violent activists.

On the other hand, it probably won’t hurt to contact the US State Department and let them know about the abuse of people’s rights at the behest of the Chinese Communist Party. Another point to make would be to make sure that a note about this should be placed in the next annual report on Human Rights for both Bangladesh and the People’s Republic of China.

Another contact would be the Embassy of Bangladesh to the US in Washington DC. On their front page they have a link to a story “Bangladesh returns to democracy.” Please ask the Ambassador what democracy means if Bangladeshi citizens and officials can be bullied by a foreign government in their own country? If the police can be tempted to intimidate it’s citizens by a foreign government, how can that be democratic – the foreign government doesn’t pay the bills and make democratic decisions – citizens do. If the police can intimidate citizens into changing their behaviors, what freedom is that?

For Freedom,
Freedom’s Herald

6 responses to “Bangladesh Activists Feel Pressure From the Chinese Government

  1. whats the big deal of this mini tibet issue of hardly any consequences or known to us, average bangalis??? why antagonise our big brother like china whose; contributions and support is so vital, @this crucial point in time???
    lets hope and pray that, we are not dragged into this trap by any anti-chinese, wise guys!!! afterall our trade with china is hovering around us$4.5 billions, more then the indians against whom there is so much controversies already, why bring upon ourselves another apparently bloody issue???
    do have a nice weekend, take care!!!

  2. Great Ma’am,

    Whats the big deal??? very beautifully said!!! Showing a snapshot consisting of hardly 15 “scrap” aged guys with their 17th century rebellion outfits more appropriate for the Museum then fighting the great Chinese people and their ultra modern technology!!!

    Apparently, this is the Anawratha/Burmese plot to alienate us from our Chinese comrades in arms, for the most obvious reasons!!! Ut-most caution is the name of the game that, our beloved GOB M U S T excerise,@ this critical juncture of the developments on “The Eastern Front”. Nothing M U S T be allowed to influence us from our presently chartered Track for going astray, as we can least afford regardless of Tibet, which heart to heart is progressing and developing!!!

    Do have a great weekend, take c

  3. hi founder freedom herald’s,

    why this vanishing acts??? where goes my comment written earlier than Mr. Jaglul’s above comments??? whither freedom of speech even in your so-called “Freedom Herald’s”???

    it takes more then guts in such matters, don’t you think so??? if man like Mr. Jaglul is attracted to my presentation, you veritably predicted more may come, so what??? why not take it up as a challenge???

  4. Hi Founders of F.H.,

    Where goes my baby??? I mean my write-up a few hours ago??? I write again in support of Ma’am Maysoon so what??? Its Democracy, don’t I have the Human Rights to differ with you,politely??? Pls expedite, printing my flwg write-up – AGAIN!!! Tnx a Ton!

    Hi Ma’am,
    whats the big deal??? is this mini tibet issue of hardly any consequences, or even known to us average bangalis??? why antagonise our big brother like china whose; contributions and support is so vital, especially @this critical point in time???

    lets hope and pray that, we are not dragged into this propaganda of the trap set up by anawratha/burmese, wise guys!!! afterall our trade with china is hovering around us$4.5 billions, more then the trade with india against whom there is enormous controversies already. so, why bring upon ourselves the scourge of another apparently stupid, bloody issue???

    do have a great weekend, take care!

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  6. hi guys,

    except today’s amardeyshomoy i have not read even a “T” about Tibet in daily star,daily azadi nor any of our local channels &/or cnn,bbc or aljazeera has any coverage pertaining to Tibet.

    the bottom line is this is a super sensitive issue which the super powers like president barack obama will not touch with a ten foot pole so, why we a 3rd world entity should go out of our way to antagonize our chinese comrades??? tnx to gob for ignoring and not joining in shedding crocodile tears, we do have enormous problems why add one more??

    have a nice day, take care!