Bangladesh Manobadhikar Bastobayon Sangstha has provided legal assistance to the 83 migrants who were forced to return home from Vietnam as victims of trafficking, according to a press release issued by the organization on Tuesday.
According to the press release, a total of 106 Bangladeshi migrated to Vietnam in mid-July with imigrtion clearance from BMET. But they did not get job there. Bangladesh embassy did not help those migrants find job in Vietnam.
Under this circumstances, Bangladesh Manobadhikar Bastobayon Sangstha has appealed to the government to immediately repatriate them to Bangladesh. Later, 113 Bangladeshis came back to home on August 18 by a special flight.
On arrival, the migrants completed institutional quarantine for 14 days following the health guideline of the government amid COVID-19 pandemic.
But ending quarantine period, 83 migrants were sent back to jail in Keraniganj under false case, said the press release.
Bangladesh Manobadhikar Bastobayon Sangstha chairman Advocate Sigma Huda said that fake case was filed against those victims to hide a vested quarter.
Bangladesh Manobadhikar Bastobayon Sangstha has provided legal support to those 83 victim migrants. Due to corona, those victims have been harassed for several times
Bangladesh Manobadhikar Bastobayon Sangstha executive director Jalal Uddin said that the government should be more sincere to rehabilitate the victim migrants in the society after withdrawing the harassment case filed against them.