8, 848 Bangladeshis imprisoned in 44 countries around the world
Published: 20:28 11 July 2019 Updated: 20:29 11 July 2019
Daily Bangladesh Desk
Foreign Minister Dr. AK Abdul Momen said, a total of 8,848 Bangladeshi people are detained in prison or detention centers in 44 countries across the world.
Till June 30, there are 8,848 Bangladeshi people are detained in prison or detention centers in 44 countries, including India, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Saudi Arabia and the USA, Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen told the house on Thursday. The minister also presented a list related to this.
The minister came up with the statistics while responding to a question by treasury bench MP M Abdul Latif (Chattogram-11).
He said “To bring back Bangladeshi detainees in foreign jails through diplomatic steps is one of the responsibilities of the ministry of foreign affairs. Through the embassy, the ministry is doing this regularly. Most recently, many Bangladeshis stuck in Indonesia, Tunisia, Libya and Vanuatu came back to Bangladesh with the overall efforts of the embassy and are in the process of returning home.”
As per the data, the highest 2,049 Bangladeshis are now languishing in different prisons of India, including 2,031 in Kolkata.
Besides, the minister said, of the 44 countries, in Saudi Arabia 768 Bangladeshis are now staying in prisons while 1,156 in the UAE, 693 in Bahrain, 572 in Malaysia, 442 in Oman, 351 in Qatar, 316 in Kuwait, 275 In Iraq, 243 in Iran, 327 in Turkey, 126 in the UK and 79 in the USA.
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