BNP considers that party’s standing committee member Salahuddin Quader Chowdhury was deprived of justice.
His (Chowdhury’s) political identify got more prominence than the trial. He might have got justice if the documents he had submitted were taken into consideration,” said BNP spokesperson Dr Asaduzzman at a pres conference at BNP chaperon’s Gulshan office yesterday.
His comments came a day after the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court upheld his death sentence rejecting his petition for review its judgment.
“We had expected that he would get justice but the lawyers said he did not get justice,” said the BNP leader.
Replying to a question he said BNP’s position has remained the same as it was after the judgment of the Appellate Division.
He alleged that Chowdhury was denied of his basic rights. Chowdhury has been sentenced not in consideration of crimes but in terms of his politics, he alleged.
Ripon mentioned that Chowdhury repeatedly claimed that he did not commit the alleged crimes brought against him since he was in West Pakistan during the incidents.
He further said Salahuddin Quader was denied the opportunity to prove his innocence.
Asked whether if they were given any programme protecting the verdict he said it would be conveyed to you if it is given.
BNP leaders—Goyeshwar Chandra Roy, Selima Rahman and Doctor Osman Farooq, among others, were present at the press conference.