Turkish PM intervenes for Jamaat-e Islami leader

Turkish PM Erdogan has phoned his Bangladeshi counterpart on the death sentence given to Abdul Quader Mollah of Jamaat-e Islami party.

Turkish PM intervenes for Jamaat-e Islami leader

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has phoned Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on the death sentence given to Abdul Quader Mollah of Jamaat-e Islami party and asked Hasina to prevent the execution, the Prime Minister's office said Thursday.

Mollah's death sentence, due to be executed on Tuesday before a reprieve came into force, was upheld on Thursday in a final decision, stripping him of appeal rights.

He was convicted in February of responsibility for mass atrocities during the liberation war of Bangladesh in 1971.

The Prime Ministry's statement says Erdogan told Hasina the Islamist leader's death would engender "new scars and troubles" in Bangladesh.

Turkey enforced comprehensive abolishment of death penalty in 2004.

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ishaq begh
ishaq begh - 9 yıl Önce

Martyr Mullah Abdul Qadir is a victim of International anti-Islam conspiracy ....... but i personally appreciate PM's call for preventing the Qadir's hanging. It is unfortunate that Bangladeshis listen to the enemies of Islam rather than the Islamists.