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Plenary speech on the situation in Bangladesh

On June 7th, Marietje Schaake delivered a speech on behalf of ALDE on the extreme violence against human rights defenders, LGBT activists, journalists, bloggers and relgious minorities  in Bangladesh. Schaake underlines that it is important that the government does all it can to prevent more bloodsheds. It is disappointing that EU leadership until now has not been stronger and that we have not been more vocal. Schaake asks why we have not seen more statements, and asks clarity about the actual steps that have been taken by the EU leaders. Read more: 02-09-2015 Written Questions on atheist bloggers murdered in Bangladesh