Fakhrul blasts govt for blocking foreign lawyers
BNP Acting Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir criticised the government yesterday for not allowing the war crime accused to appoint foreign lawyers to defend themselves in the International Crime Tribunal.
The trial is being held on charge of committing crimes against humanity in 1971.
Talking to reporters about non-issuance of arrival visa to a British lawyer at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, Fakhrul said it is now understood that the trial will be a 'farce' and real war criminals will not be tried.
Fakhrul was talking to journalists after placing floral wreath and offering 'fateha' at the graveyard of the late president Ziaur Rahman yesterday on the occasion of 22nd founding anniversary of Doctors Association of Bangladesh.