When bdnews24.com contacted Saad Hammadi, the regional campaigner for South Asia of Amnesty International, for his comments on the matter, he referred to the head office of the organisation.
The Amnesty International headquarters in London did not respond to bdnews24.com email for their comments on the issue. Finally, they issued the apology in the statement published through another Facebook post.
Its previous “erroneous” post drew angry reactions as well, calling it “misleading and false”. The users also accused Amnesty of serving the purpose of the West.
“This picture is totally abusive for Bangladesh. Amnesty can do nothing for the sake of Syria,Irak,Yemen or Palestine but serve the purpose of U.S.A & others.What a fun!” Amit Hasan wrote.
Monjurul Waheed Anu described how stable Bangladesh is now in his comment.
“We have a very good communal harmony and a almost stable political environment. Where do you find such headlines? Where do you find innocent peoples are getting attacked? And also the picture shown in this photo where is the location of this? Are you guys kidding us or you guys are mad? This photo is from another country. This is such a conspiracy who paid you for this?” he asked.
Amnesty had previously faced criticisms by Bangladeshis when it protested against the trial of crimes against humanity committed during the country’s Liberation War.