The Suprem Court of Bangladesh finally ensured the death penalty of Salauddin Quader Chowdhury ( SQ Chowdhury) and Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mujahid for war crimes during Bangladesh Liberation War in 1971 on November 19, 2015.
The BNP standing committee member has been widely criticised and condemned for his derogatory comments on different issues like the war crimes trial process and the country’s judiciary.
The BNP standing committee member Salauddin Quader Chowdhury denied the allegations of war crimes and made puzzling and dishonourable comments about the country’s Liberation War in 1971.
The appellate division of Supreme Court of Bangladesh upheld the death penalty of the war criminal handed down by the International Crimes Tribunal-1.
SQ Chowdhury, 66, known for massacre of general people, torturing freedom fighters and pro-liberation forces in 1971 is finally close to gallows.
A BNP leader and former member of parliament, Salauddin Quader Chowdhury was arrested on December 16, 2010 in Dhaka over an arson case. Salauddin Quader Chowdhury was shown arrested on December 19, 2010 following an arrest warrant by a war crimes tribunal.
Summary of SQ Chy – Salauddin Quader Chowdhury International Crime Tribunal ICT-1 verdict.
Death Penalty – Capital Punishment for war crimes.
Death Penalty: 4 charges.
2 year Jail: 2 charges.
4 years Jail: 2 charges.
free: 1 Charge.
ICT-1 case process
Arrest: December 16, 2010.
Investigation: July 2010 to October 2011.
Charge Sheed: November 14, 2011.
Charge Framing: April 4, 2012.
Tribunal Verdict: October 1, 2013.
Suprem Court Verdict: July 29, 2015.
Review Order : November 18, 2015.
War crime charges aginst S Q Chowdhury
-Abduction of 7 Hindu minority & killing 6 of them on 4–5 April, 1971.
-Accompanying Pakistan army at the time of killing Maddhya Gohira Hindu Parha in Raozan on 13 April, 1971.
-Killing Kundeshwari Oushadhalaya owner & social worker Nutan Chandra Singha 13 April , 1971.
-Accompanying Pakistan army at the time of killing about 32 general people, arson, looting & raping.
-Complicity in killing of Satish Chandra Palit on 14 April, 1971 burning his house & deportation of his family.
-Combined attack with Pakistan army to Hindu populated Shakhapura village at Boalkhali and killing 76 people.
SQ Chowdhury Family meets Salauddin Quader Chowdhury at Dhaka jail
Wife Farhat Quader Chowdhury and other Family members of SQ Chy met with him on November 19, 2015. Wife
family members were: 2 sons Faizul Quader Faiaz & Hummam Quader, daughter Farjin Quader, daughter-in-law Dania Khandaker, son-in-law Zafar Khan, two sisters Jabeda Manwar & Hasina Quader, & his cousin Iqbal Hossain.
Honorable President Md. Abdul Hamid recected Mercy petitions.
Mercy petitions sent by death row war criminals Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojaheed and Salauddin Quader Chowdhury have been taken to Bangabhaban this evening on Nov 21, 2015 but the president has rejected the mercy pleas of the 2 war criminals.
This ends all of the procedures before the execution of BNP leader Salauddin Quader Chowdhury and Jamaat-e-Islami Secretary Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojaheed.
SQ Chy’s family enters jail to say him good bye
At least 18 family members out of 35 including Salauddin Quader Chowdhury wife Farhat Quader and sons Hummam Quader and Fazlul Quader allowed to enter jail to see him at jail gate around 9:16pm, Saturday, November 21, 2015.
Mujahid family members also met with him on Nov 21, 2015 at 10.00pm at Dhaka Central Jail of Bangladesh and stay there about 2 hours.
Hanger ( Jallad ): Shahjahan, Raju, Mukhter, Hajrat, Akul, Masud and iqbal.
Salauddin Quader Chowdhury (67) and Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mujahid (68) hanged for 1971 war crimes
BNP leader Salauddin Quader Chowdhury & Jamaat-e-Islami Secretary General Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mujahid have been hanged for the horrific crimes against humanity in Bangladesh they committed in 1971 to thwart the independence of Bangladesh.
Dhaka Central Jail Superintendent Mr. Jahangir Kabir confirmed that the 2 were executed at the same time at 12:55am on Sunday, 22 November 2015.
In December 2013, Jamaat leader Abdul Quader Molla was hanged for war crimes, while another leader of the same party Mohammad Kamaruzzaman was executed in April 2015.
Single Execution platform for SQ Chowdhury and Mujahid.
Former BNP leader Salauddin Quader Chowdhury and Jammat Secretary General Mujahid were hanged simultaneously on a single platform at Dhaka Central Jail of Bangladesh at 12:55am,Sunday, November 22, 2015.
Both of theme were silent when they were being taken to the gallows.
Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mujahid buried in Faridpur.
An ambulance carrying Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mujahid’s body left the Dhaka central jail premises for Faridpur at 2:55am, 22 November 2015.
The death body carrying ambulance reached at west Khabashpur in Faridpur district around 6:30am morning.
Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mujahid was buried at the premises of Ideal Cadet Madrasa—run by local Jammat activists around 7:25am, November 22, 2015 following a funeral prayer attended by family members and Jamaat activists.
Salauddin Quader Chowdhury buried at Raujan
The ambulance carrying the body of Salauddin Quader Chowdhury , a six-time MP and a former minister, left the prison for Chittagong around 2:55am from Dhaka.
The abmulance with death body arrived at his ancestral home in Raujan’s Gahira village in Chittagong around 9am.
Salauddin Quader Chowdhury son Hummam Quader Chowdhury received the body from the prison authorities.
SQ Chowdhury was buried at the family graveyard around 9:55am after a funeral prayer, which was conducted by Hifazat-e Islam leader Mahibulla Babunagri.