Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojaheed, politician, Died at 67

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Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojaheed was born on June 23, 1948, and died on November 22, 2015.

He was a Bangladeshi politician and convicted war criminal, who served as a Member of Parliament and as the Minister of Social Welfare from 2001 to 2007 of Bangladesh, who received the death penalty by the International Crimes Tribunal of Bangladesh on 22 November 2015, becoming one of the world’s first Ministers to be hanged.

It is believed that he was second in command of the infamous paramilitary force, Al-Badr in 1971, which allegedly committed war crimes at that time.

Until his death, Ali Ahsan was the Secretary General of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami.

The High Court rejected his review petition on 18 November 2015.

According to the jail officials, Ali Ahsan asked for mercy petition to the President of Bangladesh, which was rejected, however, his family reported that the news of appeal was false from the government.

Ali Ahsan was born in 1948, in Faridpur district.

His father, Mohammad Ali, an Islamic scholar, was a member of the Peace Committee during the Liberation War with alleged involvement in crimes against humanity.

After the liberation of Bangladesh, Ali Ahsan was acquitted by Sheikh Mujibur Rahman from trials on request of local Awami League leaders.

After completing schooling from Faridpur, Ali Ahsan took admission to the Dhaka University in 1970.

Ali Ahsan passed away at age 67 in November 2015, execution by hanging.


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