Update December 15, 2015

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Intellectual killers still safe abroad

Sumel Sarker

Tribunal

Intellectual killers still safe abroad

15 December 2015, Nirapad News: Chowdhury Mueen-Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan remain untouched even two years after the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) in Bangladesh sentenced them to death for the massacre of intellectuals in 1971. Although the tribunal the two leaders of Al-Badr force on Nov 3, 2013 the killers remain untouched.

Mueen, according to the tribunal investigators, is currently in the United Kingdom and Ashrafuzzaman in the United States. They are yet to be brought back home.

“We have contacted the British government and sent the court documents for Chowdhury Mueen-Uddin’s repatriation,” State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam told a news agency, blaming it on diplomatic complicacies.

“But the government says the British do not extradite anyone to face death in another country.” he added.

On Ashrafuzzaman’s extradition, the junior minister said the US was yet to come up with an official reaction.

The two were ordered to hang till death after all the 11 charges brought against them were proved in the tribunal. Ashrafuzzaman was the “chief planner” and Mueen was the “operation in-charge” of the massacre that took place.

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