All war trial verdicts to be executed: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Star file photo

Slamming those who say the execution of condemned war criminals is a violation of human rights, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today vowed to execute the remaining war crimes trial verdicts saying that Bangladesh war criminals committed much more heinous crimes than Iraq’s Saddam Hussein.

"Two war crimes trial verdicts (one against Abdul Quader Mollah and another against M Kamaruzzaman) have already been executed, Inshaallah, we'll execute the rest of the verdicts, no matter what barriers come. We'll move ahead and seek cooperation of all, including the media personalities, in this regard," she said.

The prime minister came up with the vow while making her introductory speech before eminent media personalities, including journalists, columnists and talk show participants and hosts, at her official residence Gono Bhaban.

Apparently referring to the execution of the death sentences of the war crimes trial, the prime minister said even former Iraqi ruler Saddam Hussein was executed on an Eid day. "Those who now speak against execution were elated on that day."

She alleged that the cohorts of the Pakistani occupation forces like Al Badars, Razakars and Al Shams obviously did commit much more heinous acts than Saddam. "Do the lives of Bangladesh people have no value? Don’t they have any right to seek justice?"

She also questioned the role of those who created, killed and got delighted at the death of Saddam, Gaddafi and Osama Bin Laden. "If those who’ve committed similar crimes in our country and are given punishment, then why that should be the violation of human rights ...that’s my question?"

Information Minister Hasanul Haque Inu, PM's Media Adviser Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury, Prof Emeritus Anisuzzaman, Dr AAMS Arefin Siddique, Bangla Academy Director General Shamsuzzaman Khan, eminent journalist Golam Sarwar and renowned novelist Selina Hossain were present at the Dias.

Mentioning that the nation had to go through a very tough time for long 21 years after 1975 because of the capture of state power by anti-liberation forces, Hasina pledged to take the country ahead without depending on others but standing on own feet with the Liberation War spirit, facing all kinds of challenges.


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