13 June 2023, Tue

Acting Ameer demands immediate release of the party’s Secretary General Professor Mia Golam Porwar

Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami’s Acting Ameer and former lawmaker Professor Mujibur Rahman has issued the following statement on 13th June 2023 demanding immediate release of Jamaat’s Secretary General and former MP Professor Mia Golam Porwar.

“The government arrested Professor Mia Golam Porwar on 6th September of 2021 unjustifiably. He was produced before the court on 7th September. He was taken into police remand firstly for 4 days and secondly for another two days. Mia Golam Porwar secured bail from the High Court on 8th November. The government side made an appeal against that bail order but the court upheld its order by dismissing their plea. But immediate before his release from the jail on 14th February 2022, he was shown arrested in another case and was taken into remand for 3 days.

Then again, he was granted bail by the high court on 24th April 2022. The government again plead against that order and the court rejected that appeal. But again he was re-arrested from the jail gate on 30th May 2022. He was shown arrested in a case, filed by the anti-corruption commission. Even in that case, Mr. Porwar secured bail from the high court on 30th March of this year. The government appealed against the order but the chamber judge rejected it once again.

Thus by securing bail from the high court consecutive three times, he proceeded to get released from jail on 16th April, during this Ramadan. But again he was shown arrested in another false case. He was produced by the police before the court on 27th April. The prosecution appealed for a 10-day remand. The court granted one day remand again. He finally secured bail from all cases on 29th May.

Under the circumstances, there is no scope to keep him detained anymore. I am urging the concerned authorities to release all detained leaders and activists including Professor Mia Golam Porwar immediately.”