Martin Bright

A worrying rumour

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News reaches me from Bangladesh that the British government may have written to the Bangladesh foreign ministry asserting that there are no war criminals from the Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971 resident in Britain. If true, this is a catastrophic error of judgement. For the UK to pre-judge the present war crimes trials taking place in Bangladesh would be a moral outrage. If we have suspects living in this country then we need to fulfil our international obligations. I have approached the foreign office for more information, but hope the rumours are wrong.