Home Today's Paper Most Popular Video Gallery Photo Gallery
Subscription Blog Signin Register
Logo
Monday, November 18, 2019 10:50:12 AM
Follow Us On: Facebook Twitter Twitter Twitter Twitter

Quasem`s execution

Dhaka protests Ankara`s reaction

By Special Correspondent
06th-Sep-2016       
Share
  • Twitter
  • Google+
  • Save
  • E-mail
  • Print
Comments
Share your thought
Post a comment »
Read all () »


In a diplomatic fallout, Dhaka on Monday strongly protested Ankara's reaction on the execution of war criminal Mir Quasem Ali.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a 'note verbale' to the Turkish Embassy in Dhaka saying that the reaction of Ankara is tantamount to interference in matters pertaining to a sovereign state.
"This also does not help foster bilateral relations that exist between the two brotherly countries," the protest note contains, according to a press release issued by the Foreign Ministry this afternoon. Turkish Foreign Ministry reacted sharply after the hanging of Mir Quasem Ali and issued a press release on its website on September 4.
 "We have learned with sorrow that the death sentence issued by the International Crimes Tribunal in Bangladesh against Mir Quasem Ali, Key-Financier and Central Executive Council Member of the Jamaat-e-Islami, has been executed in Bangladesh," according to the press release of Turkish Foreign Ministry.
It added: "We stress once again that the wounds of the past cannot be healed with these methods and hope that this wrong practice will not lead to separation among the brotherly people of Bangladesh".
Pakistan also showed a similar reaction after the execution of Jamaat-e-Islami Bangladesh moneyman Mir Quasem Ali.
Given the genesis of the establishing of the International Crimes Tribunals (ICT-BD), it was expressed that through these trials against the perpetrators of war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in 1971, the long cherished aspiration of the nation will be fulfilled, justice ensured, rule of law upheld and opportunities for true reconciliation will be created, according to the note of Bangladesh Foreign Ministry.
The note verbale elaborated the crimes perpetrated by Mir Quasem Ali, one of the central commanders of the infamous Al-Badr militia force in 1971, who was involved in the commission of offences of war crimes and crimes against humanity, including planning, instigating and executing genocide, murder, abduction and torture in Chittagong during the Liberation War of Bangladesh in 1971.
The verdicts against him had been handed down through an independent, fair and transparent judicial process, with full access given to national and international media and without any political interference, said the Foreign Ministry press release.
It also said the prosecution produced irrefutable oral and documentary evidence proving charges against Mir Quasem beyond reasonable doubts. The defence lawyers of Ali had been given unimpeded access to the proceedings of the court throughout the trial process.
The ICT-BD trials took solely into consideration the crimes committed by Ali during 1971 and was not at all based on his political identity or affiliation.
"We lodged strong protest against the statements of Turkey and Pakistan," State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam told The New Nation on Monday.
He added: It is a matter of great regret that Turkey and Pakistan continues to comment in the misguided defence of the convicted criminals. These reactions are direct interference in the internal affairs of a sovereign country, which is totally unacceptable.
Earlier, Turkey strongly condemned the execution of top Jamaat leader Motiur Rahman Nizami and reacted angrily when Bangladesh executed its first convicted war criminal in December 2013.

Tariff
Add Rate

News Archive

Inside The New Nation

Editorial »

No medicine should be marketed without testing


THE people of Bangladesh have no way to know about the quality of medicine as the controlling authority has the capacity to test less than 10 per cent of the drugs sold in the country. The government-run drug testing laboratories in the country do not have the ability to test ...

Sports »

Thiem dethrones Zverev to set up London final against Tsitsipas


Dominic Thiem beat defending champion Alexander Zverev on Saturday to join Roger Federer's conqueror Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final of the ATP Finals in London.The Austrian fifth seed saw off the big-serving German 7-5, 6-3 after Greece's Tsitsipas, making his debut at the tournament, had earlier beaten Federer 6-3, 6-4.Thiem ...

Entertainment »

It feels surreal to act with Thalapathy: Soundarya Nandakumar


Singer and actress Soundarya Nandakumar, who is known for her work in the TV soap Pagal Nilavu and the viral short film Yours Shamefully, has been roped in for Lokesh Kanagaraj’s #Thalapathy64. Ask the actress how she landed the role, and she says, “They had approached me after seeing my ...

International »

Johnson's Conservatives have highest support since 2017: Polls


Reuters, London :British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party have the highest level of support since 2017, according to opinion polls published on Saturday.The Dec. 12 election was called to end three years of disagreement over Brexit that has sapped investors' faith in the stability of the world's fifth largest ...

International »

Taiwan President chooses running mate who Chinese paper wanted arrested


Reuters, Taipei :Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen has named as her running mate for 2020 elections a former premier who angered Beijing so badly last year with his support for the island's formal independence that a major Chinese paper called for his arrest.Self-ruled and democratic Taiwan is claimed by China as ...

City »

Jatiyatabadi Ainjibi Forum, a platform of pro-BNP lawyers, on Sunday observed a 'foot march' program on the Supreme Court premises demanding BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia's immediate release from jail. Advocate Khandker Mahbub Hossain, Convener of the Jatiyatabadi Ainjibi Forum, Member Secretary of the Forum Adv Fazlur Rahman, Co-Conveners Adv Mir Mohammad Nasir Uddin, Adv Zainul Abedin, Barrister A M Mahbub Uddin Khokan, Adv Masud Ahmed Talukder and Barrister Kayser Kamal, among others, were present on the occasion.


Editorial »

Bolivia's political crisis and the role of US


Political crisis in Bolivia has taken a crucial turn. The landlocked country in western-central South America region has been witnessing political unrest after a presidential election held by former president Evo Morales allegedly to stay in power for the fourth time. Getting an asylum, Bolivia's first indigenous president Morales fled ...

Cricket »

Captain of Bangladesh National Cricket (ODI) team Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, MP, inaugurating the Pran-DRU Media Cricket Tournament by releasing the balloons as the chief guest at the Maulana Bhashani National Hockey Stadium on Saturday.


Sports »

Nadal bows out on top of the world


Rafael Nadal was unable to crown his season with a first ATP Finals title but he ends it as world number one and with a chance to lead Spain to Davis Cup glory.The Spaniard, who came to London under an injury cloud, had a terrible start to his week at ...

Entertainment »

Actress Tisha to make debut as film producer


Entertainment Desk :Two-time National Film Award winning actress Nusrat Imrose Tisha made her film debut with 'Third Person Singular Number' for which she was awarded Meril Prothom Alo Award in Best Film Actress (Critics') category.Tisha started her acting career through the drama 'Shat Prohorer Kabbo' in 1998. Now  near after ...

International »

US Air Force Chief of Staff calls for Gulf Arab unity to counter Iran


Reuters, Dubai :United States Air Force Chief of Staff David Goldfein on Saturday pressed Gulf Arab states to reconcile differences and unify military capabilities as tensions with Iran simmer.Washington sees an ongoing dispute that Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and non-Gulf state Egypt have with Qatar as a ...

Editorial »

Development unmet due to prevailing corruption


GLOBAL Bribery Risk Index put Bangladesh in the top position "Country with the highest risk" in terms of bribery threats in South Asia, in the updated index report titled Trace Bribery Risk Matrix, Bangladesh scored 72 out of 100 this year, which is two points higher than last year and ...

Entertainment »

Shahnaz Khushi wants to work in big screen


Entertainment Report :Creating hype among the viewers to mark in the field of acting by playing challenging roles on the small screen, Shanaz Khushi is now a household name to all. Shahnaz Khushi is a successful actress on the small screen. But she was never seen appearing in any movie ...

International »

North Korea rejects US offer of December talks


Reuters, Seoul :  North Korea said on Thursday it had turned down a U.S. offer for fresh talks, saying it was not interested in more talks merely aimed at "appeasing us" ahead of a year-end deadline Pyongyang has set for Washington to show more flexibility in negotiations.Kim Myong Gil, North ...

Editorial »

Industrial Policy


Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Anis Chowdhury :Industrial policy refers to the promotion of new investments and technology by governments to encourage the growth and development of specific economic sectors. However, scepticism persists about the feasibility and desirability of using industrial policy, especially of the ability to 'pick winners', often accused ...

 
Items that you save may be read at any time on your computer, iPad, iPhone or Android devices.
 
Are you new to our website? Do you have already an account at our website?
Create An Account Log in here
Email this news to a friend or like someone
Email:
Write a comment to this news