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Dhaka offers 6 fugitive Mujib killers a chance

world Updated: Jan 29, 2010 00:36 IST
Rahman Jahangir

The Sheikh Hasina government on Thursday offered six fugitive convicted killers of President Sheikh Mujibur Rahman for appeal to the Supreme Court.

Law Minister Shafique Ahmed said the government had information about the fugitives and was working to bring them back to face justice.

“The home and foreign ministries are working to bring the fugitives back. Interpol has already issued Red Alert notices against them,” he told reporters at the Secretariat in Dhaka.

The Supreme Court last November upheld the previous High Court death sentences of 12 former army officers for Mujib’s murder.

The five detained killers, whose appeals were rejected on November 19 and review petitions dismissed on Wednesday, were hanged on Thursday at Dhaka Central Jail.

Six of the original 12 are still fugitive in foreign countries, including Canada, Libya. One fugitive died since the High Court verdict in Zimbabwe.