Saturday May 25, 2013
BANGLADESH: Immediately Lift Ban on Website of William Gomes and Ask Unconditional ApologyLetter by Tim King Salem-News.com
Bangladesh should support human rights activists online, not target them.
(SALEM) - When governments restrict and choke media freedom, they prove to the world that they are indeed, enemies of both press, and the general concept of freedom of speech. International law protects people from rogue, tyrannical political leaders who enjoy stepping on the tongues of journalists.
It generally is just a matter of time, before actions are taken against leaders who attempt to shield their populations from vital news and information, particularly when it comes to human rights.
Dangerous governments conduct these activities and in 2012, there is nowhere to hide. Moreover, the stories they believe they hide from their populations, are still circulated, still read; and in fact become more powerful because they are made taboo.
Freedom is an intoxicating subject and people will never accept anything less. It is our great hope that the government of Bangladesh is responsive to this critical appeal.
There are certain points when we must advocate in full force for what we know to be right. This is the story of our human rights ambassador, his name is William Nicholas Gomes and his goals are noble and correct.
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