DAILY STAR--An old, very ill prosecution witness, lying in bed and in tears, narrated before the International Crimes Tribunal how his wife was raped in the presence of Jamaat-e-Islami leader Delawar Hossain Sayedee in 1971.
He told the court how a girl was born following the rape, how his wife had to leave the country for good, how he had to live his life without seeing his wife ever again and how Sayedee converted him to Islam during the Liberation War.
“It was sometime between 4:00pm and 4:30pm. I was not home,” said the 81-year-old from his bed covered in a blanket.
“When I returned home, my wife told me she had been raped,” he said in an emotionally choked voice. She told him that she was feeling “intolerable pain” and she could not talk much. They got married only a few days before the war began.
“He who converted you to Islam came here. You don't worry about me, just escape,” he quoted his wife as saying.
When prosecutors asked who had converted him to Islam, the witness said it was Jamaat-e-Islami leader Delawar Hossain Sayedee.
The three-member tribunal headed by Justice Nizamul Huq finished recording the deposition and cross-examination of the 23rd witness yesterday in a case against Sayedee regarding charges of crimes against humanity committed during the Liberation War of 1971.
Sayedee, nayeb-e-ameer of Jamaat-e-Islami, is among six Jamaat and two BNP leaders who are facing war crimes charges at the tribunal. He was present at the tribunal throughout yesterday's proceedings. (Read more.)
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Muslim Leader Converted Man to Islam, Then Raped His Wife
But I thought that Islam was going to rescue us from immorality?