Bangladesh hangs two leaders for 1971 'war crimes' after controversial trial

09:16 AM | 22 Nov, 2015
Bangladesh hangs two leaders for 1971 'war crimes' after controversial trial
DHAKA (Web Desk) - Implementing the decisions after a controversial trial of politicians for 1971's war crimes, Bangladesh government has executed two more people, Jamaat-e-Islami Bangladesh's Ahsan Muhammad Mujahid and Qadeer Chaudhary of Bangladesh Nationality Party.

According to media reports, both were hanged in Dhaka jail on Sunday midnight after President Abdul Hamid rejected their clemency appeals.

Shops were shut around the jail in Dakkah while an emergency situation was imposed by deploying additional personnel outside the jail to avoid any protests in reaction to the executions.

Ahsan Muhammad Mujahid and Qadeer Chaudhary were accused of supporting Pakistani forces in the 1971 war, when as a result Bangladesh gained emerged on the global map.

They were awarded the death sentence along many other leaders of Jamaat-e-Islami Bangladesh by a controversial War Tribunal in 2013.

Many leaders, including JI Bangladesh chief and secretary general, have already been executed for 1971's controversial war crimes and several others still remain in cue.

World has been extending a mixed response to these execution, while Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan maintains that Pakistan, India and Bangladesh had agreed to try no one for the 1971 war crimes. Government of Pakistan must move forward to stand up for those who supported Pakistan in 1971 against a treason, the party has demanded.


Ali Zain is a member of the staff at Daily Pakistan Global. He earned BS Communication Studies degree from University of the Punjab. His thesis titled "Cultural Continuity and Mass Media: An analysis of leading online newspapers of Pakistan" has been published as a book in Germany. He has also translated David Mathews' book "The Ecology of Democracy" into Urdu. He tweets at @alimaan.


Currency Rates in Pakistan - PKR to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 18 June 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 18, 2024 (Tuesday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.50 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

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