Jamaat-e-Islami has claimed that information on its leader and death row war criminal Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojaheed’s applying for presidential clemency is “absolutely untrue”.
But Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal confirmed that both Mojaheed and the other condemned war criminal Salauddin Quader Chowdhury conveyed their decision to seek presidential mercy in front of the magistrate.
In a statement sent to media at 2:50pm today, Jamaat acting secretary general Shafiqur Rahman called upon all concerned not to spread “confusing and dirty propaganda” before the Dhaka Central Jail authorities issue official statement on this.
“Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojaheed didn’t say anything regarding seeking clemency when his family visited him in jail. Family members told media that he wants to consult his lawyers about next course of action,” the statement reads.
“But the jail authorities have yet to grant his lawyers permission to meet him in jail. We call upon the jail authorities to allow the lawyers to meet with him,” the statement also adds.