By looking at the faces I thought the two faces must have been picked up from a Hollywood gangster movie. Being BAL or BNP in power and the country being Golden Bangladesh it is no wonder that they can certainly get total clemency.Two murder cases
Government pardon for Haris and Anis too
Updated: 15 Feb 2021, 22:27
Anis Ahmed (L), Haris Ahmed (R) and Josef Ahmed (B)Collected
He, however, said, "A person appealed to us for pardon from life term. I cannot remember his name. The honourable president granted the appeal. Another person claimed that he was suffering from mental illness. The honourable president said the person could go abroad for treatment. That is all I can recall."
Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) also revealed this. Army chief General Aziz Ahmed is another brother of these three. He too, on Tuesday, told the media that his brothers had been pardoned from their sentences.According to the NID registration act, it is a punishable offence to intentionally or with ulterior motives, to provide false or distorted information or to conceal information to get a national ID card
Court dismisses sedition case over Al Jazeera report
23 February, 2021, 07:20 pm
Last modified: 23 February, 2021, 07:22 pm
The court has dismissed the sedition case filed against four people on allegation of plotting against Bangladesh through the Al Jazeera report styled "All the Prime Minister's Men."
Asheque Imam, a metropolitan magistrate of Dhaka, passed the order on Tuesday, reports Jamuna TV.
Moshiur Malek, founder and president of Bangabandhu Foundation, filed the case with the court last week.
The accused are- Swedish-Bangladeshi journalist Tasneem Khalil, Hungary-based entrepreneur Zulkarnain Saer Khan alias Sami, British journalist David Bergman and Director General (editing council) of Al Jazeera Television Dr Mostefa Souag.
The Qatar-based news channel Al Jazeera had broadcast the report on 1 February.
Meanwhile, the foreign ministry in a statement termed the report as "false, defamatory and a politically motivated smear campaign."
Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen said that Bangladesh was preparing to sue Al Jazeera over airing the report with inaccurate information.
Later, the chief of Bangladesh Army Staff General Aziz Ahmed said those who have aired the fabricated report accusing him want to humiliate the army.
The next day on 19 February, law minister Anisul Huq told Deutsche Welle in an interview that the sentence of the two brothers had been pardoned in keeping with the law of the land. The law minister must be thanked for revealing a lot of information in this almost hour-long interview. However, the fresh questions that have arisen are no less important.The law minister and his deceased father lawyer Sirajul Huq had been the lawyers of these accused persons
The questions which remain unanswered in his statements:Did the other associates convicted in the same two cases receive the same pardon? Or are they not Awami League men? In their case were the cases not a matter of political harassment?
The fact that the two brothers Haris and Josef made passports and national ID cards with false information is also a punishable criminal offence according to the law. Tofail Ahmed Josef was released from jail on 27 May 2018. He first had a passport made on 13 May 2018 in the name of Tanveer Ahmed Tanzil. And Haris Ahmed made a false passport while fugitive and both of them changed their photos and addresses in their passports. The passport department is an institution under the home ministry. The passport act maintains that any person facing a minimum two-year sentence will not be issued a passport for five years. But they got their passports while one was a fugitive and the other in jail. The law says that having a passport with false information is a punishable offence and also that such a passport will be cancelled.The statements coming from the ministers and the army headquarters so far are riddled with factual flaws and discrepancies. This is creating further apprehensions. It is hoped that the government takes immediate steps to dispel such fears