LAHORE : Jamaat-e-Islami chief Syed Munawar Hasan has strongly condemned the 90 year sentence handed to Bangladesh JI spiritual leader Prof. Ghulam Azam, terming it as a mockery of justice.
Prof. Azam has been awarded 90 years of sentence by the War Crimes Tribunal in Bangladesh.
Hasan said that the Awami League government is victimising its political opponents in the name of war crime tribunal. He further said that the trial is in the clear violation of international law.
JI chief called to end the so called war crimes trials and demanded the immediate release of the elderly JI leader. The conviction of Prof. Azam by the tribunal was the worst political vendetta by the ruling government, said Hasan.
He said that Prof. Azam was a former chief of the JI, Bangladesh and a scholar of world repute.
Hasan claimed that the Awami League government headed by Sheikh Mujib had reached an agreement that the issue of war crimes would not be started.
The JI chief said that the Awami League had been in power twice before but the Hasina Wajid government had only earned disrepute because of its tactics to curb political opponents.