'Double requirements': Erdogan blasts Europe's silence on Bangladesh chief's execution

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday lashed out at Europe’s silence over the execution of a veteran Islamist chief in Bangladesh, accusing the West of “double requirements”.

“If you’re towards political executions, why did you stay silent to the execution of Motiur Rahman Nizami who was martyred a few days in the past,” Erdogan mentioned in a televised speech in Istanbul.

“Have you ever heard something from Europe? … No. Is not it referred to as double requirements?” Erdogan mentioned.

Nizami, chief of the Jamaat-i-Islami, was hanged at a Dhaka jail late Tuesday after being convicted for 3 main fees stemming from the 1971 conflict, together with the killings of 480 folks.

The 73-year-old former authorities minister was the fifth and probably the most senior opposition determine executed because the secular authorities within the overwhelmingly Muslim nation arrange a controversial conflict crimes tribunal in 2010.

In protest, Turkey on Thursday recalled its ambassador to Bangladesh for consultations.

Since coming to energy in 2002, Turkey’s ruling Justice and Improvement Celebration (AKP) has sought to spice up the nation’s energy within the Muslim world.

Final 12 months, Erdogan condemned a dying sentence handed to Egypt’s deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, who was a detailed ally of Ankara till he was overthrown by the navy in 2013.

On the time he condemned the West for turning a blind eye to the “coup” by military chief military chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi who’s now president.

Pakistan’s International Workplace had additionally mentioned it was deeply saddened over the hanging of the JI Bangladesh chief Motiur Rahman Nizami.

“The act of suppressing the opposition by killing their leaders by flawed trials is totally towards the spirit of democracy,” International Workplace spokesman Nafees Zakaria had mentioned in a press release.

The assertion mentioned it’s “unlucky” for the folks of Bangladesh who had elected Nizami as their consultant within the parliament.

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