12 January 2019, Sat, 12:01

Satkhira district Jamaat leader arrested; Mia Ghulam Parwar condemns

Nayeb-e-Ameer of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami and former member of the Parliament Professor Mia Ghulam Parwar has issued the following statement on 12 January 2019 protesting and condemning the unjustified arrest of Satkhira Sadar west organizational Upazila Ameer Maulana Shahadat Hossen.

“Even after the farcical election, the government’s arrest drive is still going on. Police has arrested Maulana Shahadat Hossain unlawfully and unreasonably. I am severely condemning and arresting the incident.

It should be mentioned that, the government had arrested his wife and son, just days before the election. Ignoring their release, the government has further detained Maulana Shahadat Hossain. Their arrests are completely inhuman and unlawful. Only a fascist government can act like that. A democratic government can never be turned into such vindictive towards its opponents. I am calling upon the international human rights watchdogs and the countrymen to raise their voice against these tortures and repressions of the government.

I am urging the concerned authorities to stop political vendetta and to release all the detained leaders and activists of Jamaat-e-Islami including Maulana Shahadat Hossain, his wife and son immediately.