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Hospital stay not needed

States medical board after checking Ghulam Azam's health

Former Jamaat-e-Islami ameer Ghulam Azam need not be in hospital, says a medical board of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University hospital yesterday.

The BSMMU authorities have already sent the board's recommendation to Dhaka Central Jail authorities and formally asked them to decide on taking Ghulam Azam into their custody.

Cardiology specialist Sajal Krishna Banerjee, a member of the medical board formed for Ghulam Azam's treatment at BSMMU, told The Daily Star that around 2:00pm they handed their final report over to BSMMU Director Brig Gen Abdul Majid Bhuiyan. "In the final report, the medial board was of the opinion that there is no need to keep Ghulam Azam at the prison cell of BSMMU any longer," he said.

Talking to The Daily Star, Brig Gen Majid, who is from the medical corps of Bangladesh Army, said around 4:00pm they sent a letter to the inspector general of prisons (IG-prisons) urging him to decide on taking Ghulam Azam back to jail.

Responding to a query, Brig Gen Majid said the medical board discovered a small stone in Ghulam Azam's gallbladder. The BSMMU director, however, said they already consulted specialists who said the stone is not that harmful and there is very little scope to treat a patient who is 89 years old.

IG-Prisons Brig Gen Ashraful Islam Khan said he was yet to receive the letter sent by the BSMMU authorities. "We will decide after receiving the letter," he said while talking to The Daily Star.

International Crimes Tribunal sent Ghulam Azam to jail on Wednesday after he had appeared before it in connection with crimes against humanity during the 1971 Liberation War. The jail authorities sent him to the BSMMU prison cell later that day. BSMMU formed the three-member medical board to check his health.

Ghulam Azam has been charged with 62 counts of crimes against humanity at the International Crimes Tribunal.

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Hate is the main cause of human suffering.

: Atm abdullah

Gulam Azam's drama's fair ending wanted soon. It should operate in right way according to the law showing social and rational norms as well avoiding the political attack to damage the opposition party obeying democratic behavior.

: Abdul Hakim


  • Aziz Nur
    Sunday, January 15, 2012 09:15 AM GMT+06:00 (212 weeks ago)

    A question for The Daily Star authorities. Don't you have other pictures to put here on please?

  • Anonymous
    Sunday, January 15, 2012 06:42 AM GMT+06:00 (212 weeks ago)

    In 1971 war, these humble looking aged persons were so ferocious on basis of hypnotised philosophy that one can't imagine other than the witnesses of history of atrocities in 1971. Defeated party had been treated as second class citizen in all liberation wars in the world. Why not in Bangladesh? War crime tribunal should reconsider this matter.

  • Ahmed
    Sunday, January 15, 2012 03:59 AM GMT+06:00 (212 weeks ago)

    The very people who have killed in 100,000s and raped in 1,000s and committed genocide and tried to commit ethnic and so called religious cleansing through rape and systematic killings of children have been free to do whatever they wanted since late 1970s. Justice will prevail. I am not a supporter of any political or religious party. But I am a Muslim first and then a proud Bangladeshi. I want to see these Satan's associate's hang till death. No mercy.

  • Anonymous
    Sunday, January 15, 2012 01:25 AM GMT+06:00 (212 weeks ago)

    What a discovery, a 90-year-old is fit to stay in jail. A 90-year-old regardless in which country he lives requires special care and that is not possible in Bangladesh jail. An accused is not a convicted person and when the accused is 90-year-old, he should be deal with compassionate manner regardless what prejudice the judges holds against. What the judges would say if he is not found guilty? The standard of our court must be hold high and that's the way we will move forward.

    Sunday, January 15, 2012 12:12 PM GMT+06:00 (212 weeks ago)






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