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Security tightened in Dhaka jail


Security has been tightened in and around the Dhaka Central Jail before the execution of war criminals Salauddin Quader Chowdhury and Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mujahid.They are likely to be handed any moment.Two magistrates have reportedly entered the jail to check on whether the two convicts will seek presidential pardon.Both have been ministers before.The jail authorities are tightlipped.Some like the US-based Human Rights Watch have called for not going ahead with the executions.HRW Executive Director Brad Adams said in a press release that it was necessary to try war criminals responsible for crimes against humanity during the 1971 Liberation War.”But the trials must meet international standards,” he said.Chittagong’s wartime terror Salauddin and former Al-Badr militia commander Mujahid have been kept in the condemned cell of the jail.Traffic on the street in front of the jail has been stopped and security forces are frisking anyone who looks suspicious.Only journalists and people coming to meet their relatives are being allowed near the jail.


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