Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood Wants Death Sentence Canceled Against Bangladeshi Jamaat-E-Islamii Leader

The Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood has issued a statement calling on the government of Bangladesh to cancel the death sentence issued against Bangladeshi Jamaat-e-Islami leader Delwar Hossain Sayedee was found guilty of eight counts of war crimes committed during the nation’s 1971 fight for independence. According to the statement:

Friday, March 1,2013 08:08 IkhwanWeb Dr. Mahmoud Ghozlan, Muslim Brotherhood leader, said: ‘The Muslim Brotherhood denounces the unjust death sentence against one of the Islamist opposition leaders in Bangladesh, and condemns the deadly force used against citizens during activities protesting the evidently wrongful sentence’. Earlier, the Anatolia news agency published a report on the killing of 30 people in clashes during demonstrations in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka to protest the death sentence unjustly given to Islamist leader Delwar Hussein Saidi, who had been arrested for political reasons, according to leaders of the Jama`a Islamiyya group. In a statement to Ikhwanweb, Dr. Ghozlan further said: ‘We call upon all pro-peace, -freedom and -justice groups and movements to intervene to stop the blatant assault against the freedoms of citizens in Bangladesh in violation of all international charters and norms of international humanitarian law. (continue reading...)