Though I do not believe Golam Azam is innocent...and he is an War Criminal. I do not think courts would have imposed death penalty if he was innocent..I think witness and evidences are some what closely guarded secret that way it does not expose the witnesses to any danger...
My problem with his execution is their are other religious and political figures are similarly accused and are guilty..and they are not being held responsible where Golam Azam is being..held, that in my view is double standard..I read war crimes tribunal judge recently resigned..about the current administration role well I saw this picture where minister from this administration is granting visit to Golam Azam
I guess it might be up to the higher courts to set new trial based on new evidence or it might be up to President if he wishes to commute the sentence..any how..it is "Damm if you do damm if you don't' presidents are subjected to criticism for all pardon..
That is the way I see it
From: Nirob Dorshok <email@example.com>
To: Alochona <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Friday, January 11, 2013 3:34 AM
Subject: [chottala.com] Petition to Bangladeshi President Zillur Rahman to stop politically motivated unjust show-trial of 91-year old Prof. Ghulam Azam.
Assalaamualaykum, dear all:
I urge you to please circulate and sign this petition to save this veteran visionary pious Islamic leader to be executed by the ultra-secularist fascist government of Bangladesh and its communist allies. The Tribunal as tainted "The War Crimes Tribunal established by the government to try Professor Azam and other political dissenters has received criticism internationally for its unfair practices. Despite repeated calls for proof of these war crimes, no such evidence has been presented by the current Bangladeshi government."
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Professor Ghulam Azam was imprisoned by the government of Bangladesh for his alleged involvement in war crimes during the Bangladeshi Independence War in 1971. The War Crimes Tribunal established by the government to try Professor Azam and other political dissenters has received criticism internationally for its unfair practices. Despite repeated calls for proof of these war crimes, no such evidence has been presented by the current Bangladeshi government. Therefore, it is suspected that the reasons his imprisonment are politically motivated as he openly dissents to the actions of the current ruling party in Bangladesh. Recently, the execution of the 91-year old Professor was scheduled for March 26, 2013.
Despite deadly protests in the country as well as international intervention from various leaders such as the president of Turkey, the Bangladeshi government refuses to halt the execution. We urge the Bangladeshi government to end the unjust imprisonment and impending execution of the Professor and other prisoners. Without proper evidence and a fair trial according to international standards, such an action is a human rights violation and will only cause further strife in the political climate of Bangladesh.
He deserves a fair trial!