Families meet Mojaheed, SQ Chy at Dhaka jail

Elite force Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) guarding the premises of Dhaka Central Jail on November 19, 2015. On this day, death row convicts Salauddin Quader Chowdhury and Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojaheed, two top war criminals, met their families. Photo: Amran Hossain

Death row war crimes convicts Salauddin Quader Chowdhury and Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojaheed met their families at Dhaka Central Jail today.

The meetings took place a day after the Supreme Court turned down their pleas for review against death penalty for war crimes during 1971 Liberation War.

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Meanwhile, the Supreme Court has said it will soon release the full order on both war criminals (the verdict turning down their review petitions).

And, the “security measures” involving shutting down social networking website Facebook and online calling and messaging apps WhatsApp and Viber are still in place.

Presidential mercy is the only thing that can now save Salauddin Quader and Mojaheed. According to laws of the International Crimes Tribunal, they will be allowed “reasonable time” to seek clemency.


        - 22 family members go to Dhaka jail at Old Dhaka around 12:30pm, 15 allowed to enter.

        - After about an hour’s meeting, they come out and refuse to talk to the media.

        - Those who met SQ Chowdhury included his wife Farhat Quader Chowdhury, sons Fazlul Quader and Hummam Quader, daughter Farzin Quader and sisters Jubaida Monwar and Hasina Quader.

Salauddin Quader Chowdhury's family, Hummam Quader at the left and his sobbing mother Farhat Quader Chowdhury at the centre, while coming out of Dhaka jail on November 19, 2015. Photo: Amran Hossain


        - 12 family members enter Dhaka jail around 1:50pm, meeting takes place for about 30 minutes.

        - Permission for meeting sought around 12:30pm, son Ali Ahmed Mabrur says. 

        - Family members include Mojaheed’s wife Tamanna-E-Jahan, son Ali Ahmed Mabrur, daughter Tamrina Binte Mujaheed and daughter in-laws Nasrin Akhter and Syeda Rubayeda.

        - Mabrur briefs media, says Mojaheed is firm. “Our evidences proved that my father is innocent. Now, if he is hanged, it will be a cold-blooded murder of an innocent man”.

Family of death row war criminal Mojaheed, including his wife, son and others, coming out of Dhaka jail on November 19, 2015. Photo: Palash Khan


সামির সাত্তার, বাজেট, বাজেট ২০২৩-২০২৪, জিডিপি, কর, ঢাকা চেম্বার অব কমার্স অ্যান্ড ইন্ডাস্ট্রি,

‘আর্থিক ও রাজস্ব নীতির যথাযথ সমন্বয় প্রয়োজন’

সামির সাত্তার উল্লেখ করেন, দেশের কর ও জিডিপির অনুপাত বাড়ানোর জন্য কর প্রশাসন এবং এর প্রক্রিয়া সম্পূর্ণ স্বয়ংক্রিয় করা উচিত।