British Islamist Chowdhury Mueen-Uddin Found Guilty as War Criminal.
Chowdhury Mueen-Uddin and…..
UK-Bangladeshi Muslim community leader Chowdhury Mueen-Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khanwas were being tried in absentia by a special tribunal in Bangladesh.
They were found guilty on 11 charges relating to the abduction and killing of 18 independence supporters.
Reports the BBC.
Chowdhury Mueen-Uddin, the defacto leader of the East London Mosque and the Islamic Forum of Europe, the fascist Jamaat e Islami wing in the UK, has finally been found guilty of war crimes for killing pro-Bangladesh indepedance academics in 1971.
The Independent confirms this:
“During the trial, the prosecution had also informed the Court that Mueen, besides being the former chairman of the East London Mosque, he was also formerly Director of the Muslim Spiritual Care Provision in the UK’s National Health Service, according to his website.”
On 3 November 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal sentenced Mueen-Uddin to death for killing 18 intellectuals in 1971. Mueen left Bangladesh shortly after its independence in 1971 and went to United Kingdom and staying there till now.
Mueen-Uddin is a director of Muslim Spiritual Care Provision in the United Kingdom’s National Health Service (NHS), a member of Multi Faith Group for Healthcare Chaplaincy (MFGHC), and a trustee of Muslim Aid.”
The Bangladesh Daily Star announced today,
The tribunal’s verdict of capital punishment for Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan met the expectations of justice seekers yesterday. But they were hardly relieved by the judgement as the convicts were still at large in the UK and the USA.
And there is little hope of bringing the duo back home as the laws of those countries do not support extradition of any death convict.
Family members of war crimes victims believe that justice will be served only when the verdict is executed.
In a report Mission elimination of Bangalee intelligentsia Inam Ahmed writes
Scorched earth policy has been followed since the days war was invented. But even Hitler’s atrocity in Ukraine as the Nazis retreated from Russian attack pales in comparison.
Mishuk Munier, who as a grade seven student last saw his litterateur father Munier Chowdhury being escorted out by the Badr group, remembered this last scene forever. From the balcony of their house, all he could do was to watch that dreadful, unbearable sight of separation and agony. Munier’s body was never found.
Shumon Zahid, son of journalist Selina Parvin, will always hear her mother’s last words: “Shumon, have your lunch. I will come back soon.” Selina’s body, mutilated, was found on December 17.
Today, the two main killers of that gang, Mueen and Ashraf, are sitting in the UK and the USA respectively. The UK could try Mueen under the Geneva Convention signed in 1957. But that did not happen.
But at least some solace could be found in yesterday’s verdict.