Call for Charity
"I was asked by an NSI man calling himself Shamim Ahmed why I was interested in the Taher case. I explained that secret trials tended to rub me the wrong way whether done by Stalin, Franco or Zia."
author and journalist
about the trial of Cornel Abu Taher in 1976.
Taher saved the life of Gen Ziaur Rahman on the night of November 7, 1975, and in return Zia put him under a false trial. Taher, a valiant freedom fighter who lost a leg in the Liberation War, was hanged for sedition. Zia was later killed in a bloody coup.
NSI stands for National Security Intelligence.
"I developed a special fascination for the African beat when I watched the movie Tarzan."
"Abdur Rahman and Bangla Bhai cannot be compared with others--they are convicted for totally different crimes. The government feels the need for ensuring special security for these two."
Inspector General (Prisons)
about keeping Rahman and Bangla Bhai in a separate sub-prison.
"She has got a big family."
EHSANUL HAQUE MILON
state minister for education.
about Prime Minister Khaleda Zia.
Milon made this comment while talking about demands of agitating primary schoolteachers.
"Sharif Haza told me that he has been in jail for many years now and that he has no relationship whatsoever with al-Qaeda or Osama Bin Laden."
about Sharif Haza
who, the US says is leading a “campaign of terror” against the US forces in Iraq after the death of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.
QUOTATIONS ARE TAKEN FROM DIFFERENT LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL NEWSPAPERS.
Compiled by: AHMEDE HUSSAIN
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