Bangladesh Requests Amnesty to Withdraw Criticism of Decision to Execute Mujahid Chowdhury

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Bangladesh has requested that human rights organization Amnesty International withdraw its criticism of the country’s decision to execute Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mujahid, a senior politician from Jamaat-e-Islami and Salauddin Quader Chowdhury, a leader of the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party.

 

 

In 2013 the pair were found guilty of committing crimes throughout Bangladesh’s war of independence (1971) during which it is claimed as many as 3 million civilians died.

Amnesty has stated that Mujahid and Chowdhury’s trials “failed to meet international standards.” Meanwhile Bangladesh has sent a letter of protest to the rights organization’s London HQ, expressing their intolerance for the comments made by the institution.

Click the link below to read the full story:

http://www.voanews.com/content/bangladesh-protests-amnesty-internationals-position-on-war-crimes-trials/3056900.html

For the latest news concerning Mujahid and Chowdhury’s sentence, click the link below:

http://bdnews24.com/bangladesh/2015/11/18/sc-rejects-review-petitions-of-mujahid-salauddin-quader

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Text source: voanews.com – November 13th 2015

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