Turkey has advocated for abolishing death penalty in Bangladesh and suggested alternative method what it said to better serve the purpose of ‘social reconciliation’.
“As a country having abolished the death sentence, Turkey maintains its belief that the injuries of the past cannot be healed through such methods,” said the Turkish Foreign Ministry commenting on the execution of death sentences of two top war criminals Ali Ahsan Muhammad Mojaheed and Salauddin Quader Chowdhury.
The press statement, issued on Sunday, said Turkey considers that there is a need also in the brotherly country Bangladesh for another method to replace as soon as possible capital punishment.
“It’s a cause of concern that although they (war criminals) had apologized [sought clemency] from the President by using their legal rights, their wishes have been rejected and that the practice of capital punishment is still being continued,” the press statement mentioned.
Jamaat secretary general Mojaheed and BNP standing committee member Salauddin Quader who sided with the Pakistan occupation forces committing atrocities against pro-liberation people, were executed in the early hours of Sunday.