US considering extradition request for Sheikh Mujib's killers

Dhaka, Aug 30: Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has requested the US to extradite the killers of 'Bangabandhu' Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

Hasina raised the request during an hour-long meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry, who was on day's visit to Dhaka on Monday, reported the Daily Star.

john kerry and sheikh hasina

In response to Hasina's request, Kerry commented that the US was considering the request.

Kerry said, "I understand your sensitivity, the issue is under review." [There is evidence of link between IS and Bangladesh militants, says Kerry]

Currently, the Bangladesh government is pursuing diplomatic and legal efforts to bring back six death-row fugitive killers of the founding leader of Bangladesh.

At least one of Bangabandhu's fugitive killers, Rashed Chowdhury, was believed to be now living in the US, said Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal.

Law Minister Anisul Huq also confirmed that Rashed was now living in the US.

A reputed New York-based law firm -- Skadden -- for the past two years has been making efforts to extradite the killers, reported the Dhaka Tribune.

Kerry, who was on a nine-hour visit to Bangldesh on Monday, first paid his respects to Mujibur Rahman at the Bangabandhu Memorial Museum in Dhaka.

Before leaving for India on Monday evning, he discussed security issues and extended strong support in combating terrorism and violent extremism with Hasina and Foreign Minister A.H. Mahmood Ali.


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