Monday, March 10, 2014

Save the Prisoner of Zion

Background of the case: Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury was arrested on 29th November 2003 on his way to Israel for attending a peace conference organized by the Hebrew writers association at the University of Tel Aviv. Choudhury was tortured for seventeen days in police custodies and later the government brought sedition, treason and blasphemy charges for writing against religious extremism & jihad for combating Anti-Semitism for advocating interfaith harmony and for demanding relations between Bangladesh and Israel. He was also accused as a spy of MOSSAD. After tortured in custody, Choudhury was sent to a solitaire consignment at Dhaka Central Jail, where he was imprisoned for long 17 months until in Chicago based rights activists, Dr. Richard l Benkin brought the case of Choudhury to the attention of US congressman Mark Steven Kirk (Now senator from Illinois) Choudhury was released from prison on 30th April 2005 as US congress passed a resolution HR64 in favor of Choudhury. Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury received freedom to write award from pen USA and moral courage award from American Jewish Committee as well as Monaco media award alongside many other national and international awards.

Eminent Jurists of international repute Dr. Irwin Cotler; ESQR is one of the defendants of Choudhury, who in a legal brief pointed out no legal ground of the case.

After his release in 2005, Choudhury continued his works in favor of Israel and against Jihad through WEEKLY BLITZ newspaper. CPJ, RSF, AJC spoke in favor of Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury while Amnesty International and the United Nations remain silent in protesting this injustice on the Muslim Zionist editor.

Choudhury was arrested again on 8th November 2012 and since then he is in prison. On January 9th 2014 a Dhaka court sentenced him with 7 years rigorous imprisonment for advocating in favor of Israel and for writing against jihad. CPJ, RSF & AJC has condemned the court verdict. Although Bangladesh government proclaims to be Anti-Jihad it has convicted Shoaib Choudhury to appease Jihadist and Anti-Semitic forces.

Since his arrest on 8th November 2012 there had been numerous attempts of blocking the online edition of BLITZ. Even government agents threatened local lawyers of Mr. Choudhury resulting which his long time defense council Govinda Chandra Pramanik and Samarendra Nath Goswami suddenly refrain from appearing in the trial courts.

The Metropolitan Session Judge Zahurul Hoque and Public Prosecutor Shah Alam Talukder had been over enthusiastic in convicting Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury as beware constantly pressurize by a section of influential figures in the government including the military intelligence DGFI at this crucial stage when Choudhury’s lawyers were refraining from appealing in the court Advocate Prokash Ranjan Biswas and his associates defended Choudhury. The court was not willing to neither hear the defense council nor ware seen legal remedy of the false case. Rather the court was determined in convicting Choudhury as being as by the influential figures in the government.

At this crucial stage, being sentenced with rigorous imprisonment for 7 years, Choudhury and his family seeks your support. Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury has to work 8 hours in the Jail as part of the conviction with no holidays. The authorities intentionally are forcing him with very hard manual work.

Please protest this injustice on the Muslim Zionist and write to your elected representatives, Heads of states, the United Nations and people you know in the media for raising voice loud enough asking Bangladesh government to cancel the conviction order and set Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury FREE!

Please know, even after conviction of Choudhury a very influential figure in the government is using state machinery in obstructing his defense lawyers from filing appeal against the verdict with the high court division of Bangladesh Supreme Court. The same person is also trying to suffocate voice of Weekly Blitz. As because of such evil persuasion the matter of convicting Choudhury was well circulated in the court area weeks before it was pronounce in the court.

You also can send your protests against the court order and rigorous imprisonment of Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury by reaching any of the Bangladesh Missions abroad: USA, UK, India, Germany, UN, Singapore, Nepal, Thailand, Switzerland, Canada, France, Australia.

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Kindly invite all of your friends to join this important mission setting Muslim Zionist editor Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury FREE FROM THE PRISON.