Prof Azam transferred to ‘Prison Cell’ of BSMMU

Nov 26, 2012


Prof Azam transferred to ‘Prison Cell’ of BSMMU

Inhuman treatment by police in Hospital

BDINN Desk: Prof. Ghulam Azam was sent to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) hospital from War crime Tribunal premises after found unconscious in court while waiting for hearing Monday noon at Dhaka.

Prof. Azam became unconscious at the court while he was in ‘Court Waiting Room’ for his case to be heard.

He was unconscious for a long time without any one realizing. It was only noticed when his son former Brigd. Gen Amaan Azmi, went to visit him. He was immediately transferred to BSMMU when His lawyer Tajul report that to notice of the Tribunal. He regained conscious on the way to hospital.

Doctors suggested that Azam should be seen by Cardiologist and Neurologist should be send to CCU.

But before the initial diagnosis by Neourologis, Jail Superintend of ‘Prison Cell’ of ordered the police to force out his family members and transferred Prof. Azam to the ‘prison cell’ of the hospital under police custody.

When the attending doctors mentioned that he needs to be seen by Neurologist, the Jail Superintend answered that ‘Neurologist can see him in cell’.

No further news could be obtained after that.

‘This kind of barbaric and inhuman behaviour with a 90 year’s old respected and internationally renowned personality is beyond belief’ said Prof. Azam’s son Noman Azmi when contacted  form BDINN desk.

‘Further more ill treatment towards his family, at this worrying time, is also shameful’ Noman mentioned.

’We appeal to everyone to pray for his speedy recovery’ said Noman.

On 11 January 2012, Ghulam Azam, ex-president of was arrested on charges of committing crimes against humanity and peace, genocide and war crimes in 1971 by the International Crimes Tribunal.


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