Motiur Rahman Nizami on 11/5/2016 forces us to look at Bangladesh, and the Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal (BICT), which really is not even an International tribunal - but really a Bangladeshi Tribunal.
after the Awami League won the general election in December 2008 with a more than two-thirds majority in parliament, they started using it. The BICT is
international fair trial standards, a fact that has been raised by the UN and many Human Rights Groups. Even the Bangladesh's
lmost all of the ICT’s verdicts since it was established have been against members of opposition parties, mainly individuals associated with the Jamaat-e-Islami party. Well serious crimes were also committed by pro-independence forces, but no one has been investigated or brought to justice for them.
In August 2013, the Bangladesh's High Court declared the registration of Jamaat-e-Islami, the country's main Islamist party, is illegal, banning it from contesting January's general election. - Aljazeera, 1/8/2013
By 2012, nine leaders of Jamaat-e-Islami, the largest Islamist party in the nation, and two of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party, had been indicted as suspects in war crimes. In February 2013, Abdul Quader Molla, Assistant Secretary General of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami, was the first person sentenced to death by the ICT who was not convicted in absentia.
Quader Molla, former assistant secretary of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami, was executed on 12 December 2013.
Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojaheed, former Secretary General of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami was hanged on 22 November 2015
Salahuddin Quader Chowdhury, seven-term member of parliament and member of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) hanged on 22 November 2015
Muhammad Kamaruzzaman, former senior assistant secretary general of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami, was executed on 11 April 2015.
Motiur Rahman Nizami, leader of the Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami, was executed on 11/5/2016.
Others who have been convicted BICT and sentenced to death, and yet to be executed are Mir Quasem Ali (Jamaat-e-Islami) and Chowdhury Mueen-Uddin(uncertain?)
of Motiur Rahman Nizami, being one of the key leaders of Jemaat E-Islami Bangladesh. PAS sees this execution as an action by reason of political rivalry and an act of revenge against Jemaat E-Islami Bangladesh and its leaders. PAS urged Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wazed from the Awami League of Bangladesh to stop such cruel and uncivilized actions against Jemaat E-Islami Bangladesh and its leaders in an effort to retain power [Translation of what I consider the gist, the actual statement in Bahasa Malaysia - Harakah Daily, 11/5/2016]
The PAS Youth Wing (Dewan Pemuda PAS Malaysia) also issued a similar statement - see Harakah Daily, 12/5/2016)
PAS needs to now take the just position calling for the abolition of the death penalty not just in Bangladesh, but also in Malaysia.
Bangladesh executes Motiur Rahman Nizami for war crimes
Jamaat-e-Islami calls for general strike after hanging of its leader who was convicted of genocide, rape and massacres.
|Hundreds of people, mostly university students, took out a procession
from Dhaka University to celebrate the execution [Mahmud Hossain Opu/Al
Motiur Rahman Nizami: Bangladeshi Islamist leader hanged
- 10 May 2016
'Deprived of justice'
Bangladesh independence war, 1971
- Civil war erupts in Pakistan, pitting the West Pakistan army against East Pakistanis demanding autonomy and later independence
- Fighting forces an estimated 10 million East Pakistani civilians to flee to India
- In December, India invades East Pakistan in support of the East Pakistani people
- Pakistani army surrenders at Dhaka and its army of more than 90,000 become Indian prisoners of war
- East Pakistan becomes the independent country of Bangladesh on 16 December 1971
- Exact number of people killed is unclear - Bangladesh says it is three million but independent researchers put the figure at up to 500,000 fatalities.