Skip to comments.NHS boss faces death penalty over charges of torture and 18 murders in Bangladesh (UK)
Posted on 10/14/2012 3:46:36 PM PDT by george76
One of Britain's most important Muslim leaders who has a senior role in the NHS is to be charged with 18 murders by a war crimes tribunal in his native Bangladesh...
Chowdhury Mueen-Uddin, who is director of Muslim Spiritual Care Provision in the NHS and is also a chairman of the Multi-Faith Group for Healthcare Chaplaincy, is accused of abducting, torturing and killing 18 journalists, academics and doctors during the bloody war of independence in Bangladesh in 1971.
Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) which has been set up to try the country's most notorious war criminals still alive has announced that it has completed its year-long investigation into Mr Mueen-Uddin. The ICT's prosecution wing will announce formal charges against him in the next few days, said a senior official at the tribunal.
Sanaul Huq, the Inspector-General of Bangladesh's national police force, who is co-ordinating the ICT investigation, said his investigators believe that Mr Mueen-Uddin killed dozens of people during the independence war, but they can link him only to 18 murders with evidence and eyewitness testimonies.
The ICT said Mr Mueen-Uddin and his associates allegedly subjected their victims to horrendous torture before killing them and dumping their bodies in sports grounds which earned the nickname 'killing fields'.
Mueen-Uddin was one of the chief Islamic leaders who mobilised thousands of British Muslims to protest against the publication of Salman Rushdie's controversial book, The Satanic Verses, in 1989.
He led a group of Muslim leaders who went to Downing Street to hand a petition against publication of the book to Margaret Thatcher, who was Prime Minister at the time.
Mr Mueen-Uddin has also met Prince Charles, including one occasion when the heir to the throne visited the East London Mosque in 2010.
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What a fall. From being a death panel honcho to ending up on the wrong end of a death panel.
Maybe Obama can persuade the Brits to send this guy over here to run his Death Panels.