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U.S. Embassy Spokesperson Statement on December 14 Mayer Dak Meeting
December 19, 2022

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The U.S. Ambassador ended his prescheduled meeting with Mayer Dak on December 14 due to security concerns.  The meeting was interrupted by protestors, who attempted to enter the building where the Ambassador was located.  Other protestors surrounded the Ambassador’s vehicle.

We have raised this matter at the highest levels of the Bangladeshi government, as well as with the Bangladesh Embassy in Washington, D.C.

Human rights are at the center of U.S. foreign policy.   Therefore, the U.S. Embassy takes seriously all allegations of human rights violations and regularly meets with a wide variety of human rights organizations.  The U.S. Embassy had not received any prior communication from Mayer Kanna over the last several years.