BD pursuing diplomatic efforts to bring back Bangabandhu killers

Bangla Tribune Report
Published : 18:04, Jul 13, 2018 | Updated : 18:08, Jul 13, 2018

Six killers of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur RahmanThe government is pursuing diplomatic efforts to bring back Bangabandhu killers, says Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali.
In written reply to a question put forward by Awami League MP AKM Rahmatullah, the minister said, “Diplomatic efforts are on to bring the convicted killers back from the US and Canada. But, there are some legal complications.”
Citing example, he said, some Western countries including Canada abolished death sentences.
There is a legal bar to deport death sentence convict from Canada, he said.
“Canada is expressing its unwillingness to send back Noor Chowdhury even though Federal Court denied his refugee status application and issued deportation order,” he said.
The minister informed the house that fugitive killers Khandkar Abdur Rashid is hiding in Pakistan, Shariful Haque Dalim in Libya or Zimbabwe and Abdul Mazed in Senegal.
Risaldar Mosleh Uddin was believed to be in Germany but it could not be verified, he said.
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman along with his family members was brutally killed on August 15, 1975.
The military government which came to power after his assassination blocked the trial of the killings by promulgating the infamous Indemnity Ordinance.
The trial process began in 1996 when Awami League government came to power after 21 years.
Out of 12 convicted, death sentences of five killers were executed in 2010. They are Syed Farooq Rahman, Sultan Shahriar Rashid Khan, AKM Mohiuddin Ahmed, Mohiuddin Ahmed and Bazlul Huda.
Md Abdul Aziz Pasha had a natural death in Zimbabwe.
Killer AKM Mohiuddin Ahmed was deported from the US as his political asylum application was refused by a court in the North American country.
However, Rashed Chwodhury successfully managed to get political asylum in the country. Many legal experts believe Rashed lied while applying for the asylum, otherwise his application would have been rejected.