22 Sep 2021, 11:11
Update : 22 Sep 2021, 12:17

Bangladesh expects 1975 coup convict's extradition from US: Momen

   NEW YORK, Sept 22, 2021 (BSS) - Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen has
said Dhaka was expecting extradition of August 15, 1975 carnage convict
Rashed Chowdhury from the United States as process was underway to exhaust
legal procedures towards that end.

  "We are hopeful that we will bring him (Rashed Chowdhury) back to the
country in line with the due process of law," he told a media briefing at the
Lotte Royal Palace here about Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's Tuesday's
overall engagement.

  Asked about the outcome of efforts to return the killer, he said one of the
12 convicts of Bangabandhu Murder Trial was extradited before from the US, an
instance that made Dhaka hopeful in returning Chowdhury as well through legal

  Responding to another question, State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar
Alam said BNP and its crucial ally Jamaat was carrying out propaganda against
the county appointing lobbyists abroad as well.

  He said they opted for carrying out the propaganda abroad with an ill
motive as they failed to get public supports in Bangladesh.

  "But their attempts failed in the past, are failing at present and will
fail in the future too . . . we have a lot of evidence to counter their
claims," he said.

  Alam said Bangladesh government was ratifying the UN laws and instruments
mainly to take the democracy to newer height alongside improving the overall
human rights situation.

  Foreign secretary Masud Bin Momen, Prime Minister's press secretary Ihsanul
Karim and Bangladesh's permanent representative to the United Nations Rabab
Fatima were present at the briefing at Hotel Lotte New York Palace on Tuesday
(New York Local Time).

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