Turkey condemns Bangladesh over 'baseless' execution

The Turkish foreign ministry strongly condemns the execution of Bangladesh's Jamaat-e-Islami leader Abdul Quader Mollah.

Turkey condemns  Bangladesh over 'baseless' execution

World Bulletin / News Desk

Execution of Bangladesh's Jamaat-e-Islami leader Abdul Quader Mollah is an unfair, unlawful and baseless decision, said Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag.

Mollah convicted of alleged war crimes committed during the 1971 war of independence from Pakistan was executed at 22:01 pm Thursday night at Dhaka Central Jail.

"Justice, human rights and law have been trampled," Bozdag said.

Bozdag extended his condolences to the family of Mollah and Bangladeshi people.

Turkey is deeply saddened by the execution of Bangladesh's Jamaat-e-Islami leader Abdul Quader Mollah, said Turkish foreign ministry in a release on Friday. 

The ministry strongly condemned the execution and said it caused indignation. 

"Turkey exerted great efforts to prevent this sorrowful incident and we are concerned that it will increase the tension in Bangladesh," said the release. 

Mollah was scheduled to be hanged midnight on Tuesday but an appeal judge granted him a last minute stay of execution when his lawyers demanded a review of his death sentence.

The Bangladeshi Supreme Court dismissed the appeal earlier on Thursday.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 13 Aralık 2013, 12:04
AbH - 9 yıl Önce

Some of the ruling class leaders are trying to please thier masters and fool their masses by such baseless legations and executions to hide thier larger currupt practices and image. They are framing others unjustly and hiding thier larger and serious crimes. I salute Turkey for its vocal stance on such issues.

Rita - 9 yıl Önce

Please tell this idiot of a minister to read history before giving out such radical statements. unless of corse he too is a evil person like Kader Mollah and has raped, murdered and tortured!

Ahmed - 9 yıl Önce

I highly doubt you were even born or have experienced the war neither did I. This Execution is not bringing any peace. Atrocities in 1971 should be kept past and be looked forward for the betterment. Corrupt Government? Corrupt politics? Corrupt State-activities? No Visa in Mid-Eastern Countries? No Authority to talk for us? poverty? Solve these issues and then make a glorious history. #EnoughSaid