SCF demands withdrawal of AI statement on war crimes | The Daily Star
01:16 PM, October 31, 2015 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:44 PM, October 31, 2015

SCF demands withdrawal of AI statement on war crimes

Sector Commanders Forum (SCF) today demanded that Amnesty International withdraw its October 27 statement regarding the trials of two condemned war criminals -- Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojaheed and Salauddin Quader Chowdhury.

Otherwise, SCF will announce tough programmes against the International Human rights organisation, SCF secretary general Haroon Habib said at a human chain programme at Jatiya Press Club.

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.” 

Protesting the report, SCF formed the human chain at 10:30am today that ended around noon.

“We believe, Amnesty International, in the name of human rights organisation, is siding with those who violated human rights and betrayed the 30 lakh martyrs who sacrificed their lives in the Liberation War in 1971,” Haroon Habib said today.

Also present in the programme were, SCF Senior Vice Chairman Abu Osman Chowdhury and Vice-presidents of the forum M Hamid and Harun ur Rashid.

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

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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