06/12/2013 / Zafrullah Chowdhury takes part in hunger strike for a peaceful Bangladesh free of political violence

Zafrullah Chowdhury takes part in hunger strike for a peaceful Bangladesh free of political violence

Peace, Democracy and Law, 06/12/2013

Zafrullah Chowdhury (RLA 1992) joined over fifty freedom fighters in observing a three day hunger strike in Dhaka calling for peace and democracy in Bangladesh.

The protesters declared: “We freedom fighters have seen the horror and cruelty of war. We do not want to see our motherland fall prey to a suicidal civil war. We are now at the doorstep of such a disaster. The main reason for this situation is an undemocratic state run by rent seekers and looters. We want a truly accountable, corruption free and war criminal free democratic state. Towards that goal let us unite against all forms of violence, be that unleashed by the state or by any political party….”

The Right Livelihood Award Foundation stands in solidarity with Zafrullah Chowdhury in his campaign for peace and democracy in Bangladesh.