Amnesty apologises for erroneous post on Bangladesh

Bangla Tribune Desk
Published : 17:43, Jan 15, 2020 | Updated : 18:38, Jan 15, 2020

Amnesty International. REUTERS/FILE PHOTOAmnesty International has apologised for erroneously marking Bangladesh among conflict and war zones in a social media advertisement on Facebook.
“We regret this mistake and offer an unconditional apology to the people of Bangladesh and anyone else who has been offended by this post,” the UK-based rights body said in a statement on Tuesday (Jan 14).
The post has now been corrected and measures put in place to ensure additional oversight of future posts, it read.
“We acknowledge that Bangladesh is not among countries currently facing a war or conflict, and in fact is at present hosting nearly a million Rohingya refugees who fled crimes against humanity in Myanmar,” the statement added.
The ‘erroneous’ Facebook post with a photo of war-ravaged Syria last Friday read: “In Bangladesh and across the world, innocent people face attacks, violence and death - just for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. We fight to expose horrific abuses in times of war and conflict. Join a movement of millions making these stories heard.”