Motiur Rahman Nizami, chief of the Jamaat-e-Islami get together, was hanged after the nation’s highest courtroom printed the ultimate judgement upholding his execution order.
Nizami’s execution may exacerbate tensions within the nation after a string of killings of secular and liberal activists and non secular minorities..
Officers learn the decision to Nizami on Monday night time after he was delivered to Dhaka Central Jail from a jail outdoors the capital, senior jailor Jahangir Kabir advised reporters.
The JI chief didn’t say then whether or not he would search any presidential clemency, Kabir stated, and prisoners are usually given a 24-hour window after verdict publication to formally apply.
Nizami’s lawyer stated final week that he wouldn’t search any pardon as it will require him to confess crimes he was convicted of, together with mass homicide, rape and orchestrating the killing of secular intellectuals in the course of the 1971 struggle of independence.
Three senior Jamaat officers and a frontrunner of the primary opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Social gathering (BNP) have been executed since December 2013 for struggle crimes regardless of world criticism of their trials. All have been hanged on the jail.
“Additional policemen have been deployed on the jail,” Deputy Commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police Mofizuddin Ahmed advised AFP.
Closely armed Fast Motion Battalion officers have been additionally dispatched, the elite squad’s spokesman, Mufti Mahmud Khan, advised AFP.
Commenting upon the hanging of Motiur Rahman, JI ameer Sirajul Haq acknowledged that contact was made with Prime Minster (PM) Nawaz Sharif and different increased authorities to make an effort for his launch. He acknowledged that the Bangladeshi authorities dedicated an atrocity by hanging the 71-year previous Motiur Rahman. He additional stated that Motiur Rahman was executed due to his love for Pakistan.
Siraj added that the get together will proceed to make such sacrifices for the nation and that he’s disillusioned over the legal silence of the leaders. JI ameer acknowledged that Motiur Rahman was ordered to apologise over the allegations positioned upon him however he denied doing so.
Bangladesh Inside Ministry states that Motiur Rahman had not filed a plea for mercy. He was accused of a homicide and was named in 16 different circumstances as nicely.