New York City's Bangladeshi Community Protests Murder, Lack of Justice

May 27, 2005

Source: Independent Press Association

On May 27, 2005 the Independent Press Association reported, "Mofizur Rahman Tofazzal, an undocumented immigrant from Bangladesh, was murdered on May 6, 2005, by unidentified assailants. Last Sunday, hundreds of people participated in a massive rally held on Chester Avenue, in Brooklyn, in protest against his killing. Amid a heavy downpour, the protesters gathered with banners and posters, demanding the arrest and trial of the people responsible for Rahman’s brutal killing. The rally was addressed by several local and state officials, including State Assemblyman Jim Burner, who all believed that Rahman was a victim of a hate crime and demanded the legalization of millions of undocumented immigrants. Other speakers were: Abdun Naser, leader of Muslim Community of Care; Fakhrul Alam, general secretary of Bangladesh Society; and community leaders Kazi Azam, Azhar Hossen and Joynal Abedin."

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