Extradite Noor Chowdhury from Canada: Hasina
Abrar Hussain: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has reiterated her request for deportation of Noor Chowdhury, one of Bangabandhu’s convicted killers, during a meeting on Sunday at Quebec with her Canadian counterpart Justine Trudeau. The Premier’s press secretary Ihsanul Karim stated she called for Trudeau’s personal initiative for immediate extradition of the self-confessed killer, one of the two assassins who directly shot Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman dead, reports The Daily Star.
“Noor Chowdhury is a killer of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman . . . He is a self-confessed assassin and was convicted under the law of Bangladesh,” he quoted Sheikh Hasina as saying during the meeting with Trudeau.
Karim stated that the the Canadian Prime Minister in reply expressed his compassion to Hasina saying, “I can understand how painful it is for you”.
Trudeau said concerned Canadian officials were engaged in dealing with the issue while he pointed out his country’s legal system regarding deportation of a person convicted with death penalty.
According to Karim, the Canadian Premier pointed out that Noor Chowdhury could not obtain citizen status in Canada nor he was a citizen of Canada.
The press secretary said the two leaders discussed other various matters related to mutual interests, particularly repatriation of displaced Rohingyas to Myanmar. Hasina also expressed her gratitude to the Canadian government for the support and assistance extended in the wake of Rohingya crisis.