Amnesty statement unacceptable: Shahriar | The Daily Star
05:35 PM, November 01, 2015 / LAST MODIFIED: 05:50 PM, November 01, 2015

Amnesty statement unacceptable: Shahriar

State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam today said most of the contents of Amnesty International statement published on October 27, regarding the trial of two condemned war criminals – Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojaheed and Salauddin Quader Chowdhury, are unacceptable.

“We are studying the full report and we will come up with a strong response to it,” he said at a press conference at the foreign ministry in Dhaka this afternoon.

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The Amnesty International statement was published under the title ‘Bangladesh: Two opposition leaders face imminent execution after serious flaws in their trials and appeals’.

According to the AI report, “In 2013, Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojaheed and Salauddin Quader Chowdhury were sentenced to death by the country's International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) on charges of war crimes and genocide at trials that failed to meet international standards for fair trial.”

They further went on to say “Serious crimes were also committed by the pro-independence forces, but no one has been investigated or brought to justice for them.”

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