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ABIM Condemned Death Penalty On Maulana Motiur Rahman Nizami
Friday, 15 April 2016

Muslim Youth Movesment of Malaysia (ABIM) STRONGLY CONDEMNS the death sentenced pronounced on Motiur Rahman Nizami the Amir of Jamaat-E-Islami Bangladesh. The sentencing had been decreed by the Bangladesh Supreme Court in January. Currently the sentences were subject to review petition by Motiur Rahman Nizami legal team.

ABIM views this death sentence by hanging as another violation of human rights in the country. This punishment is devoid of justification and without reasonable proof of the charges against Amir Motiur Rahman Nizami. This death sentence is also a sign of the downfall of the nation which is seeing many leaders of Jamaat-E-Islami and other opposition parties being persecuted by unfair and lop sided legal procedures.

The sentenced proclaimed on Motiur Rahman Nizami has been widely decried all over the world. United Nation Of Human Rights Commission recently has expresses its concern at ongoing process of execution against Amir Motiur Rahmat Nizami; demand for the the executions to be halt. Renowned contemporary Muslim intellectual, Professor Tariq Ramadan, has lashed out at this corporal punishment as suppressing democracy and against the dignity and rights of man.

The political situation in Bangladesh has drawn the broad attention and concern of the international community. ABIM urges the government of Malaysia to express its firm stand by condemning this tragedy which is battering human rights and democracy in Bangladesh. A clear and compelling position voiced out in this issue shall display our government’s ardent commitment in defending democracy and human rights as well as being the respected voice of the Muslim community on the international stage. 
http://www.abim.org.my/press-media-release/item/1053-abim-condemned-death-penalty-on-maulana-motiur-rahman-nizami.html