24 August 2022, Wed

Maulana Shamsul Islam re-arrested; Jamaat Ameer condemns

Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami’s Ameer Dr. Shafiqur Rahman has issued the following statement on 24th August 2022 protesting and condemning the re-arrest of Jamaat’s Nayeb-e-Ameer and former MP Maulana ANM Shamsul Islam.

Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami’s Nayeb-e-Ameer and former MP Maulana ANM Shamsul Islam has secured bail in all cases from the Apex court. On 24th August, just prior to getting released, he was shown arrested in another false case with Patia Police station. By taking such steps, the government made severe oppression against Maulana ANM Shamsul Islam. He has been suffering from critical diseases. By keeping him detained, the government has intervened in his fundamental rights, which contradicts the law and the constitution. We are condemning such a move.

The government has been continuously violating human rights. Different human rights watchdogs and institutions have expressed concern in this regard. But paying no heed to their observation, the government is continuing its tyrannical activities. Actually, the government is taking the country towards destruction.

I am urging the concerned authorities to release Maulana ANM Shamsul Islam and all other detained leaders and activists immediately.”