The Acting Ameer of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-islami Maqbul Ahmed on December 19 sent letters to United States Secretary of State John Kerry and United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon expressing gratitude for their steps to convince Bangladesh government not to execute Abdul Qader Molla.
The full texts of two letters were identical that given below:
“The Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami and the family of Abdul Quader Mollah, would like to take this opportunity of expressing their heartfelt gratitude to you and your Government for taking steps to convince the Government of Bangladesh not to execute Abdul Quader Mollah. Mr. Mollah was an innocent man. However, he was executed, on 12 December, 2013 for political reasons. Your intervention has generated a lot of debate in Bangladesh and highlighted the flaws in the trial and reasons why the conviction was unsafe.
The Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami, the opposition political parties and most of the international community see the execution as a political murder. Your intervention has meant a lot for the friends and family of Mr. Molla. We hope that you will continue in your efforts to convince the Government of Bangladesh not to execute any more innocent members of the opposition political parties.”