Mujaheed granted 6-hr parole
DHAKA: Jamaat leader Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mujaheed detained for trial on charges of wartime ‘crimes against humanity’ was Saturday granted six-hour ‘parole’ to attend his brother’s funeral.
After his release on parole, he will be taken to North Azampur Eidgah ground where his brother’s funeral prayer will be held about 2:30pm.
Ali Ashraf Mohammad Shoayeb, 56, brother of Mujaheed, died on Friday evening at a Faridpur hospital.
State Minister for Law and Parliamentary Affairs Advocate Quamrul Islam told banglanews, “Mujaheed will be freed from jail to attend the Namaj-e-Janaja of his brother.”
On January 16, 2012, Prosecutors of the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) submitted the formal charges against the Assistant Secretary General of Jamaat-e-Islami.
On December 28, the ICT returned to the prosecution the charges of crimes against humanity brought against Mujaheed terming those ‘scattered and irrelevant’.
Mujaheed was arrested on June 29, 2010 on charges of hurting religious sentiments of Muslims through blasphemous comments.
Earlier on March 22, the second tribunal was formed and officially ran through the hearings of Abul Kalam Azad alias `Bacchu Razakar` on March 25.
BDST: 1325 HRS, APR 28, 2012
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