Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami on Saturday rejected the media reports that claimed its leader, death-row convicted Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojaheed sought presidential clemency.
Jamaat's acting secretary general Shafiqur Rahman said in a statement that, “It has been reported in various news media, quoting prison authorities that Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojaheed has applied for clemency to the president, but the circulated news item is totally untrue and confusing."
He ruled out the possibility of filing mercy petition, referring to Mojaheed's meeting with the family members who also held a press briefing on the day in this regard.
“When his family members met him, he wanted to discuss the matter with his lawyers. But he did not say anything about clemency,” the Jamaat leader pointed out.
He added that lawyers sought permission for meeting Mojaheed at the Dhaka Central Jail, but the prison authorities did not give the permission as yet.
Earlier on Wednesday, the SC upheld its verdicts on Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojaheed and BNP leader Salauddin Quader Chowdhury, rejecting their review pleas against death penalty for their war crimes.