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Khaleda's British legal expert Carlile backed war criminals

Sun Online Desk     20th March, 2018 05:56:29 printer

Khaleda's British legal expert Carlile backed war criminals

The British legal expert named Lord Carlile, who has been appointed to help BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia's lawyers, backed Bangladeshi war criminals during their conviction.


Asked whether the British lawyer's appointment is made as local ones are not capable to deal with Khaleda's case, Fakhrul replied in the negative, saying they did it to enrich their legal strength and bring the issue to the international arena.


Replying to another question, he said Dr Kamal Hossain is still going through the case documents, and he will also give necessary legal advice during the hearing of the case.


BNP general secretary Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said Lord Carlile will work with the trial process and assess whether human rights are protected and examine whether the general criminal law is implemented in the BNP chairperson's cases. 


He said Lord Carlile is not only a famous lawyer in London but also a member of the British Queen's Council and House of Lords. "He's long been involved in legal profession and politics. He is also the chairman of the Commonwealth Rights Initiative. He's also a former MP who has been working as a judge on part-time basis, including in the High Court of Justice."


Khaleda's legal team members include Moudud Ahmed, Jamiruddin Sircar, AJ Mohammad Ali, Khandaker Mahbub Hossain, Abdur Rezzak Khan and Joynal Abedin.


On February 8, the BNP chief was sent to jail after she had been sentenced to five years' jail by a lower court in Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.