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Murad for posthumous trial of Zia for Bangabandhu killing

Murad for posthumous trial of Zia for Bangabandhu killing

State Minister for Information and Broadcasting Dr Md Murad Hassan has said that the posthumous trial of Ziaur Rahman should be held as the mastermind of the August 15 assassination to erase the stigma of the nation.

"The posthumous trial of Ziaur Rahman, the mastermind of the August 15 carnage, is inevitable to erase the stigma of the Bengali nation," he said.

He was speaking at a view exchange meeting organized by the Ontario Awami League in Toronto, Canada as the chief guest on Thursday last.

Murad added that killer Ziaur Rahman was fully involved in the conspiracy of the assassination of Bangabandhu and his family, which has been revealed through the investigation of Bangabandhu murder case.

"It is clear from this that Ziaur Rahman was deeply involved in it (the assassination)," he continued. He requested the Canadian government to repatriate the fugitive killers of Bangabandhu if they remain in Canada.

With Ontario Awami League President Mostafa Kamal in the chair, the programme was conducted by its Ontario Awami League General Secretary Liton Masood.

Bangabandhu was assassinated along with all but two of his family members on August 15, 1975 at his Dhanmondi residence in Dhaka by a group of army personnel.

His daughters - Sheikh Hasina, now the prime minister, and Sheikh Rehana - survived the massacre as they were abroad at that time.