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1971war crimes, six Jamaat-e-Islami leaders in Bangladesh

1971war crimes, six Jamaat-e-Islami leaders in Bangladesh

71 ‘war crimes, six Jamaat-e-Islami leaders in Bangladesh’

A Bangladeshi court has sentenced six members of the religious political party Jamaat-e-Islami to death for war crimes during the 1971 war of independence against Pakistan.

According to local media, one of them is a former member of parliament. According to reports, Abu Saleh Muhammad Abdul Aziz of Jamaat-e-Islami is also among them.

According to the English-language newspaper The Daily Star, the three accused were charged with looting, murder of a Hindu in Mojamali village in Gai Bandha district, and murder of a Chhatra League (Awami League student party) leader. And the killing of 13 people, including the chairmen and members of five unions.
It may be recalled that Mati-ur-Rehman Nizami, 72, Amir of Jamaat-e-Islami, was also hanged last year for committing war crimes during the 1971 War of Independence.

Strict security arrangements were made across the country, including in the capital Dhaka, while supporters of Matiur Rehman Nizami staged a protest outside Dhaka’s Central Jail.

The leader of the country’s largest Islamist party was sentenced to death in 2015 by a special war crimes tribunal on 16 charges of genocide, murder, torture and rape.

Matiur Rehman Nizami was affiliated with a Jamaat-e-Islami affiliate in 1971 and was accused of assisting the Pakistani army in identifying and killing pro-independence Bengali activists as the commander of the Al-Badr militia. ۔

The war crimes tribunal, set up in 2010, sentenced Matiur Rehman Nizami and other key Jamaat-e-Islami leaders to death, including Abdul Qadir Mullah and Qamar al-Zaman, among others.

Critics say the government is using war crimes tribunals to target political opponents. In addition, the international human rights organization Human Rights Watch has stated that the procedure of this court is not in accordance with international standards.

On the other hand, the ruling Awami League says an investigation into war crimes is necessary to bury the country’s past.

It should be noted that there have been several killings of liberals, secularists, foreigners and religious minorities in Bangladesh in the last few years, while the government blames Islamic extremists.

Jamaat-e-Islami leader hanged in Bangladesh

According to Bangladesh’s law minister, Jamaat-e-Islami leader Matiur Rehman Nizami has been hanged for war crimes committed during the 1971 war of independence.

Law Minister Anisul Haq said that Matiur Rehman Nizami, 72, was hanged between Tuesday and Wednesday night.
Strict security arrangements were made across the country, including in the capital Dhaka, while supporters of Matiur Rehman Nizami staged a demonstration outside Dhaka’s Central Jail.

The leader of the country’s largest Islamist party was sentenced to death by a special war crimes tribunal last year on 16 charges of genocide, murder, torture and rape.
Last week, Bangladesh’s Supreme Court rejected an appeal to uphold the death sentence handed down to Jamaat-e-Islami leader Matiur Rehman Nizami.

Matiur Rehman Nizami was affiliated with a Jamaat-e-Islami affiliate in 1971 and was accused of assisting the Pakistani army in identifying and killing pro-independence Bengali activists as commander of the Al-Badr militia. Was

The war crimes tribunal, set up in 2010, sentenced Matiur Rehman Nizami and other key Jamaat-e-Islami leaders to death, including Abdul Qadir Mullah and Qamar al-Zaman, among others.

Critics say the government is using war crimes tribunals to target political opponents. In addition, the international human rights organization Human Rights Watch has said that the court’s procedures are not in line with international standards.
On the other hand, the ruling Awami League says an investigation into war crimes is necessary to bury the country’s past.

Matiur Rehman Nizami will be buried in his native village in the northern part of the country.

According to the Bangladeshi Daily Star, his family had met him before the execution and he had returned without speaking to the media.

It should be noted that Mati-ur-Rehman Nizami has been hanged at a time when there have been several incidents of killings of liberals, secularists, foreigners and religious minorities in the country while the government blames it on Islamic extremists.

Bangladesh: Jamaat-e-Islami leader’s sentence reduced

Bangladesh’s Supreme Court has commuted the death sentence of Islamist leader Dilawar Hussain Saeedi to life imprisonment.

Dilawar Hussain was sentenced to death in February 2013 by a Bangladesh war crimes tribunal for crimes against humanity.

The tribunal found him guilty of genocide, murder and rape during Bangladesh’s 1971 war of independence.

The execution of Jamaat-e-Islami leader Dilawar Hussain in Bangladesh sparked widespread violence last year that killed more than 100 people.

Attorney General Mehboobi Alam told reporters that the court had ruled that Saeedi would spend the rest of his life in jail.

Prior to the ruling, security in the country has been tightened and thousands of police, security forces and paramilitary border guards have been deployed in key cities.

Dilawar Hussain was arrested in June 2010. He was found guilty of killing two people in Pirojpur (Ferozepur) in southern Bangladesh.

According to Bangladesh’s Daily Star, he was abducted and raped by three women with the help of Pakistani soldiers, torturing people, looting, burning down Hindu houses, forcibly converting members of the Hindu community to Islam and forcing them to leave the country. Was found guilty of coercion.

Critics say Dilawar Hussain Saeedi and other leaders have been charged on political grounds.

When Jamaat-e-Islami leader Saeedi was active and dynamic, he was considered one of the best orators in the country and his meetings were attended by a large number of people.

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