Global figures urge end to ‘harassment’ of Bangladesh Nobel laureate

FORTY global figures including Ban Ki-moon, Hillary Clinton, and Bono published today a joint letter calling on Bangladesh to stop “unfair” attacks against Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus.

Yunus is credited with lifting millions out of poverty with his pioneering micro-credit bank, but he has fallen out with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who has said he is “sucking blood” from the poor.