Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Monday, September 17, 2007

Bangladeshi aid worker kidnapped in Afghanistan, government calls for his release

Nurul Islam, an aid worker with the Bagladesh Rural Advancement Committee, was kidnapped over the weekend by four gunmen in Afghanistan’s Logar Province, prompting the Bangladesh government to call for his immediate release today, Reuters reported.

The Taliban has declared it will only kidnap citizens from nations that have troops stationed in Afghanistan. Bangladesh does not have troops in the country.

Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury, advisor to the interim Bangladeshi government, asserted that Islam’s work in Afghanistan was purely humanitarian and called for immediate release.

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