Jatiya Party MP Hannan faces war crimes charges
20 May 2015, Nirapad News: Jatiya Party Presidium Member MA Hannan, an MP from Mymensingh, has been charged for committing crimes against humanity in 1971. Rahima Khatun, the wife of martyred freedom fighter Abdur Rahman of Mymensingh’s Trishal, filed the case against Hannan and two others with a Mymensingh court on Tuesday. Mymensingh Amali Court-1 took cognisance of the case and forwarded it to the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) that deals with war crimes.
The two other accused in the case are Fakhruzzaman and Golam Rabbani. Plaintiff’s lawyer Piyush Kanti Sarker said Hannan was Mymensigh district unit chief of Peace Committee, formed during the Liberation War to collaborate with the Pakistani occupation. He and his associates from Razakar, a militia force loyal to the Pakistani army, picked up Abdur Rahman, a commander of a unit of freedom fighters, from Gouripur upazila on August 9, 1971, the lawyer said. They killed him after gouging out his eyes and breaking his right arm at a torture cell at the Agricultural University, he added. Former JP MP Abdul Jabbar and Syed Md Kaiser had been sentenced to life in prison for war crimes.