Quotes: US MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Saudi - Bangla expats want fair trial for Jamaat leader  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Arab News - 12/12/2013
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Arab News) Several Bangladeshi expatriates have welcomed the stay of execution won by senior Jamaat-e-Islami leader Abdul Quader Mollah following countrywide protests in their country.
Mollah was convicted in February of crimes against humanity during the country's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan. Mollah denies the charges. He would have been executed on Tuesday night.
Abdullah Noman, a Jamaat-e-Islami follower living in Riyadh, said the decision to execute Mollah was politically motivated. "He must be given a constitutional right to appeal against his sentence," he said.
Mohammad Abu Nasir, a Bangladeshi worker, said: "The Jamaat leader must be given a free and fair trial." He said the execution order caused the political unrest and several deaths in the country.
Haider Khan, a Bangladeshi community leader in Riyadh, said that the Bangladesh government had prepared to execute Mollah without completing all the necessary legal procedures, and labeled it "politically motivated."
He said human rights groups had warned the Bangladesh government that it would be breaking international law by not giving Mollah an opportunity for a review.
Jahangir Salim, another Bangladeshi worker, said the postponement was well timed and appropriate to stop fresh unrest in the country. He said the demonstrations reflect the unpopularity of the decision.
Qari Amin-ur-Rahman, a Qur'an teacher in Jeddah, said: "By taking political revenge in the name of the liberation war four decades ago shows the regime is systematically eradicating its opponents. This is not good. I condemn it because it goes against Islamic traditions."
Social worker Mohammed Shajahan said: "Mollah's execution is part of a political agenda being carried out on the directives of a neighboring country."
Anwar Hussain Mojamdar, an employee with a private firm, said: "(Prime Minister) Sheikh Hasina is eliminating political enemies under the guise of liberation war crimes. How can one hang a person on the basis of a sentence passed by a tribunal?"
Social worker Asif Rahman said: "Whoever betrayed the nation by committing mass murder deserve punishment irrespective of their position or organization. They should be brought to justice even now."
Community worker Rafiq-uz-Zaman said the country cannot escape what happened during the independence war. "The situation in our country is really bad now but it can be sorted out through dialogue. The death sentence for Mollah has added fuel to the situation."
Another community worker, Akkas Mian, said: "I don't want to comment on the execution of Mollah because I don't know whether he was involved in the killing of liberation heroes. But the current political situation is not good for anyone. The parties should resolve it through dialogue."


 






  MENA News Headlines
 Jul 30 2014 - Safe haven status boosts investment scope in UAEspanKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) E political situation in the region has made Dubai into a magnet for families from across the region to set up home and establish regional or global offices for their ...

 Jul 30 2014 - Tech Mahindra eyes expansion in Saudi ArabiaspanKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Ch Mahindra a specialist provider of connected solutions has announced that it has signed a joint venture agreement with Midad Holding which is a subsidiary of Al Fozan a ...

 Jul 30 2014 - Middle East earns 1 of global market research revenuesspanKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) E entire Middle East region earned only a meager one per cent of the global market research revenues which indicates the potential for market research that is prevalent in ...

 Jul 30 2014 - Dewa to show smart initiatives at Gitex 2014spanKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Bai Electricity and Water Authority or Dewa has announced its participation in Gitex 2014 to be held from October 12-16 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.Dewa will showcase its ...

 Jul 30 2014 - Sico first-half net profit jumps 166spanKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Curities & Investment Company or SICO licensed by the Central Bank of Bahrain as a conventional wholesale bank announced its financial results for the second quarter of 2014 ...

 Jul 30 2014 - Taqa Arabia eyes Egypt expansionspanKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Laa Holdings announced that its energy sector subsidiary Taqa Arabia aims to expand its network of fuel stations in Egypt through Taqa oil marketing company.The company ...

 Jul 30 2014 - Real estate to pick up from next week: Industry expertspanKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Bai Land Department transactions exceeded Dh113b for H1 The real estate market in Dubai is expected to pick-up again from next week after a slowdown during the last couple of ...

 Jul 30 2014 - Memon to hand over five projects in 2014spanKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Mpany working on Dh1.Memon Investments has planned to hand over five projects worth more than Dh600 million in the next five months and is also planning to launch five new ...

 Jul 30 2014 - ADFD funding in underdeveloped countries hit Dh61bspanKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) E development finance institution articulates the UAEs continued commitment to support the development process of emerging countries.An exterior view of power plant in ...

 Jul 30 2014 - UK and US preferred by Arab travellers: MarriottspanKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) E US takes the lead when it comes to bookings with 20 per cent of all reservations closely followed by the UK which accounts for 16 per cent.Marriott International has ...

more...


 






Google

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

IPO News
Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

US Markets Details

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Investment Game
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary

My MENAFN
Portfolio Tracker

Voting

Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2000 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help