Maulana Abdul Halim arrested; police takes him into 3 day remand; Acting Ameer condemns, demands immediate release

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Acting Ameer of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami, Maqbul Ahmed has issued the following statement on 27th September, 2014 protesting and condemning the unlawful arrest of central executive committee member of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami and Dhaka city Jamaat’s Nayeb-e-Ameer Maulana Abdul Halim on 25th September midnight and 3 day remand against him which has been granted on 27th September.
“I am vehemently protesting and condemning the unlawful arrest of central executive committee member of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami and Dhaka city Jamaat’s Nayeb-e-Ameer Maulana Abdul Halim on 25th September midnight and 3 day remand against him. The government had arrested him and took him into 3 day remand only harass him politically. Following his arrest, police has taken him in a 3 day remand just to carry torture against him in a bid to attain the ill political interest of the government. Carrying torture upon detained political leaders in the name of remand is unlawful and illegal.
The government is arresting the leaders of Jamaat-e-Islami in a selective way to destroy the leadership of the party. The government is arresting the leaders and activists of Jamaat-e-Islami and Islami Chhatrashibir across the country in order to meet their ill political interest.
The ruling party thugs are carrying torture, terrorism, murder and extortion nationwide. But instead of arresting them, the government is indulging them. On the contrary, they are imprisoning the innocent leaders and activists of Jamaat-Shibir and putting them into police remand for carrying out torture. I am urging the countrymen for raising voice against the double standard policy and misrule of the government.
I am calling upon the government to stop torture and repression and to release all the detained leaders and activists of Jamaat-e-Islami and Islami Chhatrashibir including Jamaat’s central executive committee member Maulana Abdul Halim immediately.”

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