In an interview with VOA on Friday, Bangladesh Law Minister Barrister Shafiq Ahmad said that Bangladesh government has asked its embassies in 45 countries to make contact with the respective countries to get back the 6 fugitives of the Sheikh Mujib murder case. He told VOA that Interpol has declared red alert for these fugitives.
In the early hours of Thursday, five former army officers convicted of killing Bangladesh’s founder, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, were hanged. 35 years after he was assassinated in an army coup, the Supreme Court made the decision to execute the convicts. The executions were carried out the night after the Supreme Court dismissed the appeals to hold a review of the death sentences.
Amir Khasru, our VOA Correspondent from Dhaka, interviews Chairman of the Worker’s Party, Rashed Khan Menon and journalist Golam Sarwar Menon on the greater implications of implementing rule of law in the country after this execution.