Long ago although Amnesty International had lost its reputation of being a human rights entity and been mostly interested in appeasing terrorists, militants, anti-Semites and band of bad people. This time it has made ever a bigger attempt of encouraging liars by giving its “top prize” to a so-called investigative report of Qatari terror-broadcast network Al Jazeera. In the eyes of Al Jazeera, their bogus “investigative” reports were deemed as “best human rights journalism of the year”. What a mockery and naked exposure of Amnesty International’s moral decay. But there is another mystery behind Amnesty’s award to Al Jazeera, which misses attention of the news outlets.
On getting Amnesty’s prize, Phil Rees, Al Jazeera’s director of investigative journalism said: “Exposing human rights abuses is a core value of the I-Unit and winning the investigation of the year from Amnesty International is a huge honor”. What Phil Rees has suppressed is the entire so-called investigative report was made based on verbal commentary of an individual named Zulkarnain Saer Khan. In other words, this documentary had been made based on hearsay, which is against the minimal ethics of good journalism. But, for a terror broadcast network, ethics is never a priority.
According to credible source, at the personal efforts from Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP)’s convicted fugitive leader Tarique Rahman and his wife Zubaida Rahman, Amnesty International’s former boss Irene Khan, first cousin of Zubaida played important role behind Amnesty giving its prize to Al Jazeera’s anti-Bangladesh propaganda content. This has been done to once again bring up the matter to attention of the international media as well encourage Al Jazeera in making similar anti-Bangladesh propaganda stuffs ahead of 2023 general elections in Bangladesh.
But there were other elements as well.
In the aforesaid bogus investigative report, Al Jazeera prominently featured the purchase of a surveillance equipment that it claimed to have been purchased from Israel by Bangladesh authorities. In AL Jazeera’s words, Bangladesh purchased this “highly invasive spyware from Israel, a country with which it officially has no diplomatic relations”, meaning, Al Jazeera was desperately pushing-forward its evil attempts of threatening a sovereign country like Bangladesh in refraining from having any sort of contacts with the Jewish State. Here also Al Jazeera had made false claim as Bangladesh had never purchased any spyware or whatsoever from Israel. The equipment was purchased from Hungary. But the problem arose when an individual named Zulkarnain Saer Khan demanded 25 percent of the total value of the item as personal kickback to him. He reportedly had threatened the Hungarian company of putting them in trouble if his demand was not honored.
According to Bangladesh Army, Zulkarnain Saer Khan (featured as Sami in the bogus report of terror-broadcast network Al Jazeera), is an ex-cadet expelled from Bangladesh Military Academy on charges of drug addiction. For years, sitting in Hungary Saer Khan has been running illegal transnational money-laundering and drug trafficking activities under the garb of restaurant business. His restaurant, which is located in Budapest, Hungary is basically a meeting point of people linked to illegal activities.
It is also learnt that Zulkarnain Saer Khan has business relations with the racket of Juan Orlando Hernández, Former President of Honduras, who has been indicted on Drug-Trafficking charges, extradited to the United States from Honduras.
Years ago, Zulkarnain Saer Khan was first connected to the drug trafficking racket of Juan Orlando Hernández by one of the influential members of Mexican narco-cartel that uses Hungary as one of the doorways of pushing narcotics to East and West European nations. It is also alleged that Zulkarnain Saer Khan was working as a bridge of Afghan narcotics supplied by Lebanese terrorist group Hezbollah to Former President of Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernández.
Another source told Blitz reporters that since imposition of sanctions of Russian oligarchs, Saer Khan has been helping several Russian super-rich in hiding unknown amount of cash in Hungary and in some offshore bank accounts.
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