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World is 'too small' for Bangabandhu's fugitive killers: Hasina

Making her first public appearance after five ex-army officers were hanged for killing Bangladesh founder president Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Premier Sheikh Hasina has vowed to bring back from abroad the rest six convicted assassins of her father and send them to the gallows.

world Updated: Jan 31, 2010 14:54 IST

Making her first public appearance after five ex-army officers were hanged for killing Bangladesh founder president Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Premier Sheikh Hasina has vowed to bring back from abroad the rest six convicted assassins of her father and send them to the gallows.

"... Where will they hide? The world is big and also too small - they have nowhere to hide," Hasina said last night in a public address.

She promised to bring back home her father's six fugitive killers, who were among 12 convicted of carrying out the August 15, 1975 putsch in which Bangabandhu along with most of his family members was killed.

Five of the 12 sentenced to death were executed after midnight on Wednesday. One of the convicts had already died in Zimbabwe eight years ago.

Hasina said she would have died unhappy were she not able to see the execution while the "entire nation also waited 34 years to see it."

Her comments came as Bangladesh intensified a diplomatic campaign, also engaging Interpol, to bring back six killers and called on foreign countries to help track them down and extradite. The six are ex-Lt Colonels Khandaker Abdur Rashid, Shariful Haque Dalim, AM Rashed Chowdhury,SHBM Noor Chowdhury, ex-captain Abdul Majed and army risaldar Moslehuddin.

Officials have said that at least one of them, Noor Chowdhury, the man who sprayed bullets on Bangabandhu along with the already executed Bazlul Huda, had taken refuge in Canada.