Vol. 5 Num 593 Sat. January 28, 2006  
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Kibria murder
Family demands UN probe as Rocca visits residence

Family members of slain former finance minister Shah AMS Kibria yesterday demanded UN investigation into the killing when US State Department Assistant Secretary for South Asian Affairs Christina Rocca called on them at Kibria's Dhanmondi residence in the capital.

"We told Rocca that the present government has conducted a farcical investigation to cover the masterminds of the Kibria killing, leading us to seek a UN investigation as was done after the assassination of former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri," Asma Kibria, wife of Kibria, told the journalists.

"Rocca told us that the US government will look into the matter," she added.

Calling upon the general people to abide with their family until the real killers of Kibria are brought to justice, Asma Kibria said, "The culture of killing will not end in the country unless the people are active against those who give directions for killing from behind."

Kibria's son Reza Kibria and Reza's wife Rina Kibria were also present during Rocca's visit.

The visiting US official, however, did not make any comment about the meeting to the journalists.