‘Find Jamaat-Shibir men in Bangladesh administration’

The Daily Star July 14, 2012

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Chairman Prof Mizanur Rahman on Saturday urged the government to identify the Jamaat-Shibir men who infiltrated into the administration so that the war crimes trial does not face any hurdle.

He said that war crime suspect Abul Kalam Azad alias Bacchu Razakar fled the country while the government was busy with the innocent Limon, a college student who has been maimed in a shooting by the Rapid Action Battalion.

“Your law enforcement agencies have failed to arrest Bacchu Razakar. What are they doing?” he posed a question while addressing a roundtable at Dhaka Reporters Unity (DRU) organised by Sector Commander’s Forum (SCF).

He also criticised the prosecutors of the International Crimes Tribunal as they were not prepared before appearing the court.

“Can the war crimes trial be conducted properly through loud political speeches if the prosecution is not well-prepared,” he questioned.

“Then will the people of the world hear what we said?” Prof Mizanur said.

The war crimes trial would be stalled forever if the present government failed to finish it during its tenure, he speculated.