U.S. Ambassador Haas’s Statement on Political Violence in Dhaka

The U.S. Embassy extends its condolences to the families of those killed and injured yesterday in Dhaka.  We are concerned about reports of intimidation and political violence in Dhaka and call on everyone to respect the rule of law and to refrain from violence, harassment, and intimidation.

We encourage government authorities to investigate these reports of violence and to protect the fundamental freedoms of expression, association, and peaceful assembly.