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Mr Ahmed Bin Quasem is a Bangladeshi barrister, who has also been called to the Bar of England and Wales. He was representing his father before the International Crimes Tribunal, a tribunal set up by the ruling party in Bangladesh to try crimes committed during the Bangladesh Liberation War. The ICT has been widely criticised internationally including by groups such as Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, as well as the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and eminent British lawyers. Mr Bin Quasem’s father, Mr Quasem Ali, was executed on Saturday 3 September 2016.
At around 11pm on the 9th of August 2016 Mr Bin Quasem was abducted from the home where he lives with his wife and children by security forces. Since this time there has been no confirmation of his whereabouts. It is believed that he was abducted to prevent him from taking part in the appeals on behalf of his father as well as to prevent him from speaking to international contacts about the trial.
Mr Bin Quasem has not been charged with any offence and his abduction and detention by the Bangladeshi government is contrary to Bangladesh’s obligations under international law.
Michael Polak was instructed by Mr Bin Quasem’s family to fight for his release. Any media enquiries about this case can be directed to M.Polak@ChurchCourtChambers.co.uk
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