Ex-Jamaat leader’s son abducted in Dhaka

Ex-Jamaat leader’s son abducted in Dhaka
Bangladeshi police stand guard in Dhaka in this June 13, 2016 photo. (AFP)
Updated 23 August 2016

Ex-Jamaat leader’s son abducted in Dhaka

Ex-Jamaat leader’s son abducted in Dhaka

DHAKA: Police have abducted the son of a top Bangladeshi war crimes convict, his family said Tuesday, the latest in a series of forced disappearances of opposition leaders’ children.
More than 30 plainclothes officers seized Abdullahil Amaan Azmi from his home in the capital Dhaka, his family said in a statement.
The police had no warrant and gave no reason for arresting Azmi, the family said.
“No official acknowledgement of his arrest has yet been made, without which there are credible fears for a possible extrajudicial abduction,” the statement said.
Azmi’s father Ghulam Azam, the former head of Bangladesh’s largest Islamic party Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI), was sentenced to 90 years in prison in 2013 for war crimes. He died in prison in 2014.