The law minister, Shafique Ahmed, on Sunday
said the government has already barred suspected war criminals from going
‘The trial of the war criminals
has not been started, but the preparatory process has begun and that is why the
government has barred some persons, suspected of war crimes, from leaving the
country,’ Shafique told reporters at a press briefing in the ministry.
The immigration authorities at
Zia International Airport refused to allow Jamaat-e-Islami’s secretary-general,
Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojahid, to fly on February 19, and assistant
secretary-general, Abdur Razzaq, to leave the country on March 7 and 18.
On January 30, home minister Sahara Khatun told reporters, ‘All relevant information about the war criminals has already been sent to the relevant places, and the authorities concerned have been ordered to guard all points so that the war criminals cannot flee the country.’